Week 1: A Guitar has Six Strings, Right?
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I am happy to join the transcription challenge and to learn about new transcriptions and to share with you all two arrangements/transcription of pieces by Astor Piazzolla. I have chosen to work on two movements from Astor Piazzolla’s and Horacio Ferrer’s Tango Opera, Maria de Buenos Aires. Maria de Buenos Aires was written in 1968 and first performed in Buenos Aires. The piece is in six movements and I have chosen the first movement, Alevare and the fourth movement, Poema Valseado. I am working on the free arrangement by Agustin Carlevaro, the brother of Maestro Abel Carlevaro. Agustin was an architect by profession as well as an accomplished guitarist who focused on transcribing tangos and related repertoire for the guitar. He is quite well known in Uruguay and Argentina for his numerous publications of works of Piazzolla and other tango composers.
Chopin Valse Op. 69.2 Complete ... sort of.
This is a complete recording of the Chopin Waltz (well, I didn't play the repeat of the B section - you're welcome) It went fairly well, though it does begin to fall apart a bit in the last half . I hope to have a more refined recording next week. I am also beginning work on some other transcriptions which will have their own thread when I get them.
Sorry for the double post. I haven't figured this out yet - me being an old dog and this is a new trick.