Tangos for Yvar MikhashoffCHESTER BISCARDI (b.1948): Incitation to Desire, SCOTT PENDER (b.1959): Ms. Jackson Dances for the People, ŞERBAN NICHIFOR (b.1954): Tango for Yvar, STEFAN WOLPE (1902-1972): Tango, FREDERIC RZEWSKI (b.1938): Steptangle, BRIAN FENNELLY (1937-2015): Tangoblique, CORIÚN AHARONIAN (1940-2017): ¿ y ahora?, WILLIAM SCHIMMEL (b.1946): Fromage dangereaux, MICHAEL NYMAN (b.1944): A Neat Slice of Tango, JACKSON HILL (b.1941): Tango No Tango, JEFFREY MUMFORD (b.1955): Tango-Variations, TOM JOHNSON (b.1939): Tango, DOUGLAS FINCH (b.1957): Tango, MILTON BABBITT (1916-2011): It Takes Twelve to Tango, ROBERT BERKMAN (b.1955): Thorn-torn Lips, NILS VIGELAND (b.1950): Tango à deux, MARLOS NOBRE (b.1939): Tango, Op. 61, ASTOR PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992): Libertango (arr. Hanna Shybayeva).
Catalogue Number: 05U074
Label: Grand Piano
Description: American pianist Yvar Mikhashoff (1941-1993) commissioned 127 of the world’s leading composers to write tangos for him. Between 1983 and 1991 he received an eclectic, stylistically varied range of works that offer a unique body of contemporary tango music for the piano. In this collection the span is international and individual, ranging from traditional evocations to include the twelve-tone approach of Milton Babbitt, the minimalism of Tom Johnson, and the very personal voice of Michael Nyman. Hanna Shybayeva (piano).