Lucienne Renaudin Vary: Piazzolla Stories

March 10, 2021, 9:00 am

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Trumpet player Lucienne Renaudin Vary pays homage to the music of Astor Piazzolla with an eclectic program of different ensembles: trumpet solo, with orchestra, with string quartet, and duets. Piazzolla is credited with adding new scope and sophistication to the tango in the 1950s and creating the genre of “nuevo tango.” Vary’s album also features works by a variety of composers who have some kind of personal or musical link with Piazzolla: the French-born Argentine Carlos Gardel; the Argentine modernist Alberto Ginastera; Johann Sebastian Bach; the virtuoso violinist Niccolò Paganini; and teacher and composer Nadia Boulanger.