Astor Piazzolla: Milonga del ángel

A slow, sensuous tango with Death.

For the highest resolution:

  • Peter Bengtson, organ

This is my own transcription of one of Astor Piazzolla’s most beautiful pieces, and also one of his most tragic ones, Milonga del ángel, The Angel’s Milonga.

Piazzolla wrote this slow tango in 1965, for his own Tango Nuevo jazz quintet of accordéon, violin, electric guitar, piano, and acoustic bass. It’s the second of his three Angel pieces.

The organ is the four-manual Ruffatti organ in Uppsala Cathedral, Sweden.

Assistant: Patrick Lindblom. Sound and video recording and editing: Pär Fridberg.

(And yes, I’m playing in a kilt.)

Torsten Nilsson: Lamento

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