Max Derrickson

Writing Music Program Notes for Over 20 Years

Tag: Tango

Piazzolla – Milonga Sin Palabras

Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla (Born in Mar del Plata, Argentina in 1921; died in Buenos Aires in 1992) Milonga Sin Palabras From the time Argentinian-born Ástor Piazzolla was given the large keyboard accordion known as a bandoneón (a Christmas present from his father – he’d asked for skates) at around the age of eight, until his […]

Lalo – Symphonie espagnole in D-minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 21

Édouard Lalo (Born in Lille, France, in 1823; died in Paris, in 1892) Symphonie espagnole in D-minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 21 Allegro non troppo Scherzando: Allegro molto Intermezzo: Allegro non troppo Andante Rondo: Allegro Just as Mozart struggled with a fickle and finicky Viennese public in his last decade, so too did Lalo run up […]

Golijov – Last Round

Oswaldo Golijov (Born in La Plata, Argentina in 1960) Last Round 1. Movido, Urgente – Macho, Cool and Dangerous 2. Lentissimo – Death of Angels Oswaldo Golijov’s Last Round is as masterful as it is wonderfully quirky, a chamber work that honors the tango, Argentina’s beloved song and dance, while also serving as an elegy […]