Astor Piazzolla – Milonga Del Angel

Astor Piazzolla’s Milonga del Angel is a track that is adored by many. Astor Piazzolla named this song after the title of his 1993 album which carries the same title. The Milonga is a type of music that immediately precedes the tango music and the tango dance. Therefore, many references to milonga often refers to a type of dance similar to the tango but is executed more softly than the original tango. To accompany this lighter form of dance, the Milonga often starts slow and sentimental to reflect how soft the feeling and emotions should be. The Milonga del angel was meant to attract a large American following. Therefore, Astor Piazzolla wanted to compose the music building upon the most recognizable aspects in music by many Americans.

The album’s stealthy style is no different than the sensual music that is often produced by the famous Milonga. The Milonga del angel is just as complex as beautiful as the original Milonga. There are many elements that make up this beautiful arrangement. Some of these elements that invoke the emotions sought out by the composer includes: strummed bass chords, violin lines, piano chords, a bandoneon and an electric bass. With all of the elements working harmoniously together, there are times where it may seem as if the listener is in a small Jazz pub. Astor Piazzolla purposely composed the music to invoke this exact feeling. Not only did Piazzolla record this music to reflect hints of Jazz, he loved Jazz so much that the entire record had small underlining hints of Jazz.

Astor Piazzolla’s Oblivion

Astor Piazzolla’s Oblivion was composed in the year 1982 as a chamber ensemble. This beautiful music piece was one of Astor Piazzolla’s most famous Tangos, and it became mostly popular when it was released on the soundtrack of Marco Bellochio’s film Henry IV, the Mad King. Oblivion has been recorded in many different versions, including being rewritten for the klezmer clarinet, saxophone quartet, oboe, and orchestra.

It starts out with violins and cellos, and is a beautiful, haunting piece that speaks of tragedy and love. It’s one of the most famous Tango work ever done by Astor Piazzolla, and remains one of his best. The string section enters instantly, with a subtle, arpeggiated accompaniment, and the melody is extremely melancholic and almost depressing. With long notes and beautiful, alternating notes and elegant figures, Oblivion is a song that spins a sad tale of love and woe. It is a beautiful piece, very elegant in structure, and sounds like a sad song.

Half way through the song, the melodies change a little, with a contrasting theme, not as intense as the previous notes and melodies though. Astor Piazzolla’s Oblivion is one of the tangos that he wrote with almost no jazz or rock influence, like most other of his pieces from that time. It is a piece that is very true to the original Tango, and Piazzolla keeps it at its roots. It has a bit of harmonic sophistication and elegance, and it sings a beautiful song of Tango and emotion.

Why Does It Take Two to Tango? A Book Review Tango Instructural Dance Book

Do you ever remember your folks or grandparents telling you; “it takes two to tango,” meaning that there must be more to the story and more fault of the circumstance to spread around. Often, it was a notification that they were not buying the total story and that the blame ought to be spread around a little bit more. Well, the other day, I got thrown out of McDonalds; why you ask?

Well for food-fighting, but I swear that the guy threw nothing back at me, indeed, the manager did not buy it, and threw us both out. Boy was that guy mad at me, I started and he never threw anything back at me, but the manager throws us both out and said; “It takes two to tango!”

Indeed, it usually takes two to tango, but in reality it was not a food-fight anyway, as the gentleman was simply reading his newspaper and never responded. Now that is a funny true story, but have you ever wondered why it takes two to tango? Let me recommend a book that is quite good and will completely clear this up for you:

“Gotta Tango” by Alberto Paz and Valorie Hart – 2004

This is a really cool book which will teach you dance the Tango in true Argentina style and it comes with a music DVD with music to assist you in feeling the moment. The book is full of subtle tricks to create passion, emotion, and sexy alluring moves. You will be blown away as to just how good you can get using this book. Are you looking for pure romance and learning expert style in the Tango? Look no further, this is it.