Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Townsend: Cinco Preludios by Pujol, No. 4

The fourth of Pujol's preludes depicts "the secrets of a porteño's binge" according to the composer. A porteño is an inhabitant of Buenos Aires. You could translate the title, Curda tangueada as "Drunkard's Tango". This prelude has a slow first section, with a faster middle section. Then the first section returns with a different accompaniment. All through these preludes Pujol has made excellent use of the different kinds of textures and arpeggiated accompaniments the guitar is good at. As before, accompanying the recording are photos of the composer, first page of the score, tango dancers and myself.

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