Amarcord d’un Tango

Introduction by Marco Albonetti

Amarcord signifies memory, the nostalgic re-enactment of the past. Here, it evokes the idea of joining two instruments, the saxophone and the bandoneón, both of which were invented in the middle of the nineteenth century. The connection is embedded in their history. The bandoneón, created as a more agile substitute for the organ in the world of sacred music in Germany, was brought by German immigrants to Buenos Aires, where it became central to the tango, a […]

Time suspended: the thousand souls of the tango, by Ruben Marzà

Two apparently distant worlds, two instruments of different appearance, origin, and character, and yet united by a complex and versatile soul, by a history made up of journeys and encounters, roots and perspectives.

Saxophone and bandoneón, the two solo voices of Amarcord d’un Tango, share this unique dimension, this identity which in fact is a non-identity: both came into existence in Europe in the 1840s, the former destined to fill the gap between woodwind and brass and to show itself to […]

Romance del Diablo, The Music of Piazzolla: REVIEWS

December 2021

AMADEUS Music Magazine, Ruben Marzà

“Non un semplice omaggio ad Astor Piazzolla nel centenario della nascita, ma l’esito di una ricerca decennale sull’opera del compositore argentino e sull’interpretazione del Nuevo Tango… Un lavoro di grande impatto, che unisce brani classici ad altri meno conosciuti del compositore argentino, tra i quali spiccano i quattro magnifici affreschi delle Cuatro Estaciones Portenas.” 5 stars

September 2021

Fanfare Music Magazine, Henry Fogel

“A first-rate Piazzolla collection for soprano saxophone […]

Romance del Diablo, The Music of Piazzolla: some reactions…

“A splendid piece of work, impeccably executed, and a demonstration of great respect for the music of Maestro Piazzolla, which my father, Aldo, with much enthusiasm and commitment, contributed to publish and disseminate. A tribute to the purity of the art form as much as to the work of our publishing house, Edizioni A. Pagani, which, together with my father, I have been proud to lead for many years. Our aim continues to be that of maintaining this level of […]