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Piano in Tango, Leda Torres | Noche de Tango

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On this week's show, we will explore the music of pianists like Carlos Di Sarli, Edguardo Donato, and Leda Torres who is not only creating amazing works for solo piano but has recently released a set of educational technique books for the piano in Tango. My name is Charles Olivier, your host, and let's dive into our first tanda.

Tanda 1 - Carlos Di Sarli

  • Nido Gaucho
  • Nueve Puntos
  • Rodriguez Pena
  • La Cumparsita

Tanda 2 - Edgardo Donato

  • A Media Luz
  • El Huracan
  • Doble Condena

Tanda 3 - Leda Torres, Carlos Garcia Reinterpretado (2019)

  • Suenos
  • Anoche a las Dos
  • Galleguita
  • La Casita de Mis Viejos
  • Ojos Negros

Tanda 4 - Leda Torres, Hector Stamponi Reinterpretado (2021)

  • Flor de Lino
  • El Ultimo Cafe
  • Romance y Tango
  • Que me Van a Hablar de Amor

Charles Olivier is currently director of the Texas Tech University Tango Orchestra and the co-director of the Lubbock ISD All-District Tango Orchestra, whose purpose is to educate high school students about tango music, culture, and performance. Charles’ extensive work with the group was recognized by Texas Tech University with the President’s Excellence in Diversity and Equity Award. As a performer, he is a founding member of Tango Llaneros. Charles has attended the Reed College Tango Institute, Cuarteto Tanguero Summer Workshop, and has been a key speaker about tango for the Osher Life Long Learning Institute. Charles attended Texas Tech University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, a Certificate of World Music in Tango Performance, and recently a Master's in Ethnomusicology.