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William Schimmel | What's Tango About the Classics?

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What's Tango About the Classics?

by William Schimmel

Classical Accordion in the Tango dimension - An elderly gentlemen, a bit world weary, leaves the Tango Club after an evening of Tangos, Milongas, Chamames and other Tango related dances. He returns home and plays the Classics in Tango Style. He is happy!
Genre: Classical: Postmodern
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Pautin Peasant
12:05 $0.99
2. Beaux Arts Tango
3:30 $0.99
3. Semi - Rainy Day
5:20 $0.99
4. Symphony #7 (Por Una Cabeza)
7:46 $0.99
5. Emperor Tango
5:50 $0.99
6. Tango of the Blue Danube
7:30 $0.99
7. Tango of the Saints
5:28 $0.99
8. Piano Concertos / Accordion Tangos
5:08 $0.99
9. Key West
3:49 $0.99
10. Mendellonga
8:25 $0.99
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Album Notes
William Schimmel is one of the principal architects of the resurgence of the Accordion, The Tango revival in America and the Philosophy of Musical Reality (composiction using pre-existing) music. He received his diploma from the Neupauer Conservatory of Music where he studied the Dr. Jacob C. Neupauer, Lotta Hertlein, David Lampe and Paul Creston. Her received his Bachelor of Master of Science and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from The Juillard School where he studied with Elliot Carter, Luciano Berio,
Vincent Persichetti, Roger Sessions and Hugo Weisgall. His music has been performed worldwide by leading conductors including the Late Leopold Stokowski. He is the co - founder of The Tango Project which was seen and heard in the movie Scent of a Woman for which Al Pacino won and Oscar, as well as Number 1 on the Billboard Classical Charts. In addition to performing in numerous movie soundtracks and theater projects, his Dance/ Theater/Video works with his wife, Micki Goodman, are internationally praised. Tom Waits fans can hear him on Rain Dogs and Frank's Wild Years and he stated: Bill Schimmel doesn't play the Accordion, he is and Accordion. His last album, The Theater of the Accordion includes a cameo by Wynton Marsalis

What's Tango about the Classics is an album of Homages (Realities) on 1 Von Suppe's Poet and Peasant 2 Ravel's Quartet in F 3 Rossini's Semiramide 4 Gardel's Por Una Cabeza 5 Strauss's Emperor Waltz 6 Strauss's Blue Danube Waltz 7 Saint Saens's Introduction and Rondo Capricioso 8 Grieg's/Lizst/Tchaikovsky#1/Addinsel (Warsaw) 9 Schimmel 10 Mendellsohn's Concerto in G Minor



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