Romance del Diablo, The Music of Piazzolla: REVIEWS

March 2021

BBC  Music Magazine

“…Albonetti’s scholarly understanding of the nuevo tango informs his latest orchestrations of Piazzolla’s music…The four pieces were originally scored for quintet – the bandoneón parts (the Argentinian concertina played by Piazzolla) work surprisingly well transcribed for soprano saxophone…Altogether, a stand-out success among recent arrangements for saxophone.”

The Wall Street Journal – Ms. Barbara Jepson – 8th March 2021

… “Chandos recently issued “Romance del Diablo, The Music […]

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 […]

Piazzolla and I

I discovered the music of Astor Piazzolla, who was born on 11 March 1921, on 4 July 1992, the day he died. When RAI, the Italian national television channel, reported the sad news and paid tribute to the great Argentine composer, the network broadcast his music. The strikingly original music that I heard for the first time that day embodied not only the bold rhythms of Argentine tango, but also melodic evocations of Piazzolla’s Italian musical heritage, and the dissonances […]