Karen Gomyo: A Piazzolla Trilogy

August 10, 2021, 9:00 am

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From the moment Karen Gomyo first heard the music of Astor Piazzolla at the age of fourteen, she was spellbound: “I had never heard such a combination of sensuality, fierceness, playfulness, sadness, and nostalgia.” As a violinist, she found the role of the violin in Piazzolla’s music especially inspiring, and soon started playing it herself – first in various group combinations, and eventually together with Piazzolla’s longtime pianist Pablo Ziegler and his Tango Quartet. For the present album, she has chosen to record strings-only versions of three works originally for tango quintet (Four Seasons in Buenos Aires), guitar and flute (Histoire du Tango), and solo flute (Études).