BBC Prom 70: Tango - Britten Sinfonia - What's On

BBC Prom 70: Tango

04 Sep 2018

Aníbal Troilo

Sur (lyrics by Homero Manzi)

José Razzano & Carlos Gardel

Mano a mano (lyrics by Celedonio)

Juan Carlos Cobián

El motivo (lyrics by Pascual Contursi)

Aníbal Troilo

Barrio de tango (lyrics by Homero Manzi)

Héctor Stamponi

Un momento

Astor Piazzolla arr. John Adams

La mufa

Jean Sibelius arr. Timo Hietala

Valse Triste Tango

Toivo Kärki arr. Timo Hietala

Hiljainen kylatie (lyrics by Orvokki Ita)

Erik Lindström arr. Timo Hietala

Kylma Rakkaus (lyrics by Rauni Kouta)

Unto Mononen arr. Timo Hietala & Veli Kujala


Pekka Pohjola arr. Timo Hietala

Imppu's Tango

Kullervo Linna arr. Timo Hietala


Astor Piazzolla


Astor Piazzolla arr. Pablo Ziegler

Fuga y misterio

Pablo Ziegler orch. Calle Rasmusson

Murga del amanecer

Pablo Ziegler orch. Bob Zimmerman


Pablo Ziegler orch. Bob Zimmerman

Blues Porteno

Pablo Ziegler orch. Vellu Halkosalmi

Buenos Aires Report


A celebration of the heady, sexually charged Latin American tango, from its origins in the bars of 1880s Buenos Aires, through to Ástor Piazzolla’s Nuevo Tango that emerged in the 1950s. The story also embraces the Finnish tango tradition of the early 20th century – steeped in the themes of love, sorrow and nature – and comes bang up to date with some of the latest tango music. Showcasing Grammy Award-winning pianist Pablo Ziegler along with leading singers, dancers and instrumentalists from Europe, the USA and Argentina, the raw and earthy vitality of the tango is explored, from the sultry intimacy of the bandoneon to the big-band orchestral forces of Britten Sinfonia.