• May 3rd, 2015

Tango for Four

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Essay Topic: Write an essay discussing the art music composition “Tango For Four” by Astor Piazzolla, as performed by The Ridere String Quartet. In the essay, provide all of the following: 

1) a very brief bio of Piazzolla, 
2) a discussion of his “New Tango” style, 
3) a breakdown of moments in the video that show which parts
of the song are “new, using new musical techniques” and which are “traditional
tango materials”
4) a discussion of how the symbolic dualism (male/female symbolism) is expressed, and 
5) a discussion of the role this particular work plays as a
“social statement”

Required resources (all must be listed in the citations page) (all must be referenced throughout the essay) 

-Olsen and Sheehy, pp. 385-407 (Download here https://www.4shared.com/office/kF5b-pbVce/137137164-Latin-American-Music.html)
-WebQuest blogsite on Art Music of South America Argentina (https://argentinaartmusic.blogspot.com/)
-Video site for “Tango For Four” (https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/fromthetop/video/season-2/204.php only the third part of the episode 4 “Chicagoland-area Ridere String Quartet” Where they preform Tango for Four)
-At least one additional resource of your choice

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