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Category: Music
Tags: Best-Art

Chopin – Tango

The tango is sadness and joy, love and pain, fierce emotion and melancholy, it is the lingo of Machina del Tango... Introducing: the best known songs and compositions by Fryderyk Chopin in brand new virtuoso arrangements.

Performing artists:
Urszula Kryger – mezzo-soprano
Machina del Tango:
Grzegorz Lalek – violin
Klaudiusz Baran – bandoneón/accordion
Urszula Borkowska – piano
Sebastian Wypych – double-bass
String Orchestra

Machina del Tango presents their new project developed in collaboration with the excellent singer Urszula Kryger. The programme features the best known songs and compositions by Fryderyk Chopin in brand new virtuoso arrangements tinted with elements of tango, jazz and other musical styles.

The programme includes:
Tango – Prelude (Preludes: in C minor Op. 28 No. 20 and in E minor Op. 28 No. 4)
Ballade in G minor Op. 23
Prelude in D-flat major Op. 28 No. 4 ("Raindrop")
Mazurkas (various)
Waltz in A minor Op. 34 No. 2
Etude in C minor Op. 10 No. 12 ("Revolutionary")
Nocturne in F minor Op. 55 No. 1
The Wish Op. 74 No. 1
Sad River Op. 74 No. 3
Spring Op. 74 No. 2
On Krakowskie Street or in Nohant  (Czy na Krakowskim czy w Nohant), based on Waltz in A minor – lyrics by W. Młynarski  
Melody Op. 74 No. 9 – lyrics by Z. Krasiński

Although the members of Machina del Tango are professionally involved in many other ensembles as well, they all share the passion for tango, especially the artistic activity of Astor Piazzolli. The excellent sense of various musical styles and genres displayed by Machina’s four soloists gives their interpretation of tango a new dimension and energy. The ensemble is formed by talented young soloists and chamber musicians, who have already claimed many prestigious prizes in competitions and festivals in their native Poland and abroad.

Previous executions of the project
World première
The ensemble has already performed in most of the major philharmonic halls in Poland and at numerous music and film festivals, such as Tango Baile in Buenos Aires (Argentina, 2009).

Organised by

Contact details
ul. Krasińskiego 10/155
01-615 Warsaw, Poland
tel. (+48) 606 238 909

Direct contact
Sebastian Wypych
tel. (+48) 606 238 909


Chopin – Tango

Chopin – Tango