Music after Jorge Luis Borges

December 16, 2017, 7:00 pm

The great Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges exerts a particular fascination on composers from different parts of the world. In this case, we will feature works based on Borges’ narrations by composers such as Mario Lavista (Mexico), Diego Vega (Colombia) and Enric Riu (Catalonia/Spain). Also, in 1965 Astor Piazzolla and Jorge Luis Borges released a historical LP with the title El Tango in which the champion of New Tango put music to Borges’ poetry. A selection of this work will be also featured during the program.

Music

El Tango, by Jorge Luis Borges and Astor Piazzolla
Luis Medina Campos (narrator), Astor Piazzolla (bandoneon), Quinteto Nuevo Tango

hlör u fang axaxaxas mlö, by Diego Vega
Ensemble X

Jacinto Chiclana, by Jorge Luis Borges and Astor Piazzolla
Edmundo Rivero (vocals), Astor Piazzolla (bandoneon), Quinteto Nuevo Tango

Alguien le dice al tango
Jairo (vocals), Daniel Binelli and Ensemble

Ficciones, by Mario Lavista
Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, Juan Carlos Lomónaco (conductor)

El titere, by Jorge Luis Borges and Astor Piazzolla
Edmundo Rivero (vocals) Astor Piazzolla (bandoneon), Quinteto Nuevo Tango

El Libro de Arena, by Enric Riu
Ton-Art Orchestra, Jochem Hochstenbach (conductor)