Bach in Buenos Aires
Partitango ist eine Wortschöpfung aus Partita und Tango. Das Stück verarbeitet das Thema aus der Allemande der Partita N°2 für Solo Violine BWV 1004 von J.S.Bach
PARTITANGO - Bach in Buenos Aires
Partitango is a portmanteau word made from Partita and tango. The piece is based on the theme from the Allemande from the Partita Nr. 2 for Solo Violin (BWV 1004), played in tango style.
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Derek Hasted, Classical Guitar Magazine
“This 97-bar piece is fun, no doubt about it. Suited to an intermediate quartet, the music is well written to exploit the sort of shapes and position work that are the most familiar to an ensemble that is still growing in experience, but it does so without sounding “samey” or stale. With a nice variety of runs, arpeggios and strummed chords there is plenty of variety for both player and listener. Set in A minor the opening sees guitar one working a lot harder than his companions in some rather pleasant arpeggios before guitar two takes a little solo, as the ensemble rejoins, big chords help grow the volume. There are some nice cross rhythms and the dynamics are well indicated so that there is no intention of missing some of the tricks that the composer intends.
The large chords are shared around - each guitar part has a fistful of, well, not dollars, but pretty familiar chord shapes.
It's a fun piece, and with excursions into the major keys and some big powerful minor chords on its return this is enjoyable to play. I have a soft spot for tangos, and this is a satisfyingly smoldering one that intermediate players will enjoy.”