“Pasión Tango – The Story”
Concert for Cello, Piano & Reading

An actor reads memories of Astor Piazzolla and text passages about the Tango’s astonishing story

“Hi Lefty“– the forceful Tanguero”
A left hook! Astor Piazzolla’s fist lands with full impact on his rival’s chin. In broad daylight, in the middle of Buenos Aires’ traffic heap. From childhood onwards he had to fight his way literally with his fist. New York’s other street children mocked him because of his limping. Eventually they called him “Lefty” because of his strong left fist.

Now, as an adult he has to defend himself against the Argentinians and their hate for his ‚Tango Nuevo’. This has never been his plan. His heart has always beaten for Bach and Jazz. To be a classic composer was all he ever wanted. But then everything went a different way.
The silence is absolute when the stories are told. And jubilation when cellist Friedrich Kleinhapl and pianist Andreas Woyke play the Tangos with full passion.

Key data

Friedrich Kleinhapl, Cello
Andreas Woyke, Piano
Heidrun Maya Hagn, Text

Changing reciters. Among others with Heidrun Maya Hagn ans Mercedes Echerer

Duration: 80 Minutes

Program: Tangos by Astor Piazzolla, Jacob Gade, Carlos Gardel and José Bragato for Cello and Piano and memories of Astor Piazzolla …


Atists: Friedrich Kleinhapl, Cello
Andreas Woyke, Piano
Composers: Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Gardel

      Milonga del Ángel
      Por una cabeza
      Le Grand Tango