Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Two to Tango?

This exciting piano tango was composed by Edgar Ordóñez. Although the melody sounds very traditional, his composition exhibits intriguing counterpoint and novel textures. I find myself wondering if it is in fact a duet. Or maybe he has three or four arms....

He has also written several fugues, nocturnes, and interesting arrangements of both Eleanor Rigby and the Pink Panther theme.

3 comments:

Simone said...

There is something very similar to Fernando's Hideway song in this piece..perhaps it is the foundation of the Tango..not certain, but it did make me want to put on my Nueva Epoca tango shoes!

kerfuffler said...

Simone, do you tango? Are your shoes specifically for dancing, or did you get them because of their look and comfort?

We went dancing Friday, and although the band was playing swing music, there were several couples doing the tango to the songs that had an appropriate tempo. It made me want to take it up right then and there.

I have always been a sucker for tango music.

Simone said...

I do Tango..badly -I always want to lead and not often these day. The shoes I have (3 pair ) are "specifically" for tango but I wear them around..check out meetup.com for any Tango groups in your area and go for it!