Sonata Tanguera - Buenos Aires Alquimia
A modern, inoovative and post-piazzollian musical portrait of Buenos Aires
Dedicated to argentinian pianist Natalia González Figueroa, the "SONATA TANGUERA - BUENOS AIRES ALQUIMIA" by the renown argentinian contemporary composer PABLO AGUIRRE presents a new musical development, with an academic music base, created to find a musical strutcutre that allows to develop a sound narrative, with an aesthetic concept oriented to unite diferent tango styles in one play. Dramatic, rhytmic and melodic elements express the changing life of Buenos Aires. The Composer places himself as an alchemist, in search of transforming modern tango in a musical reflection of the city. The Sonata has seven movements, all based on the musical themes of the first one. NATALIA GONZALEZ FIGUEROA has always been closely linked to the music of her birth country, Argentina from her first appearance as a pianist when she was 8. Her repertoire ranges from Bach to a long list of contemporary works. An ardent champion of the contemporary piano repertoire, she has given premieres by national and international composers. The aim of promoting argentinian classical & contemporary music worldwide is one of the most important activities on her career. After having released MODERN PIANO TANGO in 2015 and GINASTERA - SALGÁN, MY LITTLE LITTLE HOMAGE in 2016, this is her third recording released for TANGO MALAMBO MUSIC. As a soloist and also an active chamber music player, she has performed in Argentina, Venezuela, Spain, France, UK, Brazil, Switzerland and Italy. She has been invited to perform on 2010 for Argentina’s bicentenary, including a solo piano recital for the Festival “Celebrating Argentina 200” at King’s Place Arts Centre in London, UK., which included renown international artists such as Martha Argerich. She graduated from the C. L. Buchardo Conservatoire in Buenos Aires, Department of Music of the National Universitary Institute of Arts. She was then granted scolarships by “Fundación Carolina and Juventudes Musicales de Madrid" and by the Italian Government (Chamber Music Course at the "Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia" in Rome). She continued her studies with Alberto Portugheis in London and participated in masterclasses with many eminent piano teachers. Since 2011, she is a guest artist in Musikeon (Valencia, Spain) and receives musical advice from Mtro. Luca Chiantore. Among her several piano and chamber music recordings, “Buenos Aires Hechicera” (2012) received a Prize by the Fondo Nacional de las Artes in and was nominated to the most important music awards in Argentina: "Gardel Prize" as the best Classical CD of the year. She is a Piano and Music History professor at the "Instituto Nacional Superior de Música José Hernández" and the Beethoven Conservatory in Buenos Aires and also gives international Piano Masterclasses on argentinean classical and contemporary music. www.nataliagonzalezfigueroa.comPABLO AGUIRRE was born in Buenos Aires in 1961. His doing embraces as well general public music as orchestral and chamber music compositions. He was already honored with notable awards, such as the "Estímulo a la Creación" (Stimulation to Creativity) Prize of the Argentine National Arts Fund in the years 2008, 2004 and 1997 and the Belgrano University Prize in the "Folk & Fusion" category in 1987.His style of composition includes classical structures and concepts of harmony of the 20th century that are united with the character of tango and folklore. His classical pieces, to which he has devoted himself intensively during the last years, are presented world-wide, attracting steadily increasing attention. Although the author has been mainly described as influenced mainly by such authors as Ginastera, Villalobos and de los Ríos, he can also be labeled as part of the modern post-Piazzola tango, being his work. A modern form of developing tango, growing apart for the influence of jazz, in its own and innovative style.