Thursday 11 July 2013
Tune of the Day: Don Pedro
Tango criollo by Angel Villoldo
In 1911, on a visit to Buenos Aires, the famous Italian composer Pietro Mascagni conducted his opera Isabeau at the Teatro Coliseo. A little bit later, Ángel Villoldo paid a tribute to the composer of Cavallería rusticana by publishing the instrumental tango “Don Pedro”, which Villoldo dedicated “to the eximious Italian maestro Pietro Mascagni”.
Many thanks to Joyce Kai for contributing this piece!