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Nigel Keay - Tango Suite for String Quartet.

(Tango suite pour quatuor à cordes)

Tango Suite for String Quartet (violins 1 & 2, viola, violincello). Duration: 10 minutes.

This is an Instrumental version of the original work, Tango Suite, written in 2002 for contralto, string quartet (violins 1 & 2, viola, violincello) and double bass. Tango Suite is also arranged as an instrumental version for String Quintet.

mp3 recordings; 1. "Tango" | 2. "Poemas de amor" | 3. "Capricho" | 4. "Vida" | 5. "Valse".

Performed by Nigel Keay's string quartet in concert 17th April 2008 in the Grand Salon of the Fondation des États-Unis, Paris.

Also for string quartet by Nigel Keay; String Quartet No.1 (1983), and String Quartet No.2 (1995)

Tango Suite was originally commissioned by Radio France in 2002 and written in the same year, It is a short song cycle which sets the poetry of Argentinian poets and was first recorded in Paris at Radio France by Madeleine Jalbert - contralto, Quatuor Diotima (Nicolas Miribel, Eiichi Chijiiwa, Franck Chevalier, Pierre Morlet), & Jean-Olivier Bacquet - double bass. The original version was broadcast in January and April 2003 on France Musiques, and in August 2003 on France Culture.
1. "TANGO"
Full Score PDF, 16 pages, 478Kb
   2. "POEMAS DE AMOR"  
   3. "CAPRICHO"
  4. "VIDA"