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Duo Sostenuto

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One hundred years after its birth in 1921, the Duo Sostenuto returns to the great Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla.

At the crossroads of all types of music, Astor Piazzolla's tango finds an increasingly wide resonance in our society among all age groups.

Tango was born in Buenos Aires in 1882. The first instruments to play it are the guitar and the flute (it is only later that the piano and then the bandoneon are added). It is for the flute-guitar duo that Piazzolla composed his Histoire du Tango.

Indeed, this formation is ideal to find the spirit of this music at the same time rhythmic and sensual.


Piazzolla occupies a special place in the history of the Duo Sostenuto:


For Benoît: "My encounter with Piazzolla's music took place simultaneously with that of the Argentinean guitarist Roberto Aussel. Fascinated by his recording of the pieces for solo guitar of which he is the dedicatee, I found myself playing Romantico (the second one) after barely a year on the guitar. This meeting was decisive and afterwards, I cultivated this passion by working with Alvaro Pierri, Uruguayan guitarist and Astor Piazzolla's duettist".


For Marie-Laure: "Although I received a flute education in the purest tradition of the French Flute School with notably Michel Debost and Michel Moragues, I have always been attracted by the Latin American culture and listening to Astor Piazzolla was a shock for me.

It is with his Histoire du Tango for flute and guitar that we started the work of the duo and I was probably one of the first flutists to have his Etudes Tanguistiques in my library".


Otoño del 89 brings together tangos by Astor Piazzolla with works and composers that marked his childhood and nourishes his compositions through his own work.


Total duration : 61'00

Year 2020

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