Olvido Lanza violin, Juan Esteban Cuacci piano.
Dreaming of Piazzolla
One of the most important figures in 20th-century music was born 100 years ago in Argentina: Astor Piazzolla, the musician who refreshed the language of tango with elements of jazz and classical music. Piazzolla’s achievement was within the grasp of very few: making music that was both popular and praised by academics. As a duo, Olvido Lanza and Juan Esteban Cuacci recreate the music of the bandoneon player and offer a review of his prolific career. Lanza is one of the most renowned violinists in the country. He has performed with Carles Santos, Maria del Mar Bonet, Albert Guinovart, Alfonso de Vilallonga and many others. Meanwhile, pianist Cuacci worked for tango singer Susana Rinaldi for ten years. He now forms a high-flying creative pairing with Marcelo Mercadante. The Mas y Mas Festival joins in the celebrations of “Piazzolla Year” with a tribute to the inventor of the “new tango”.