Leonardo García plays Piazzolla’s Milonga del Ángel

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) needs no introduction. His Milonga del Ángel is one of my favorite pieces. It is part of his Serie del Ángel: Milonga del Ángel, La muerte del Ángel, and Resurrección del Ángel. I remember getting lost in his recording Zero Hour when I was in music school. Haunting, sad, and nostalgic, Piazzolla transports me to Argentina every time I play this.

All three pieces in the series were beautifully arranged by Agustín Carlevaro. This version is not often played but I find it more compelling than the usual transcription by Baltazar Benítez despite liking that one as well.

Thanks for listening!

Guitar: Paco Santiago Marín XXX Aniversario

New Release by José Antonio Escobar

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Chilean virtuoso, José Antonio Escobar just announced the birth of a new recording of the music of Spanish composer and guitarist, Eduardo Sainz de la Maza, for release on February 8th. Mark those calendars!

Check it out here: Escobar plays Sainz de la Maza.

To listen to samples, check out Naxos’s link: NAXOS ESCOBAR.