Publisher: Novello & Co
Introduction and Tango Overture (1997)
commissioned by Kitakyushu International Music Festival and The Forbidden City Music Festival, Beijing
version also available for piano and string orchestra (Op. 74b)
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Works for 2-6 Players
The composition was originally written for piano quintet. Aulis Sallinen's aim was to write music to open a chamber music concert.
The Introduction is built of material the composer has used in the end of his seventh Symphony. The latter part is a salute to tango, the musical phenomenon that is very popular in Finland as well in Argentina.
© Aulis Sallinen
Jean Sibelius Quartet
Laura Mikkola, piano
Irina Zahharenkova (piano)