Today at the Proms - Prom 70

Continuing our daily coverage of what's on at The Proms 2018, Susan Omand has a quick look at the programme for Prom 70: Tango Prom ...

No, nothing to do with being slapped round the face by an orange man in lycra, but you will know when you've been tangoed after tonight's prom.

There are many different styles of tango - ballroom, Argentine, Salon, vals, Finnish... Finnish?! Yes apparently so. One of the steamiest dances reached one of the coldest climates in 1913.

But we're looking tonight at the music rather than the dancing and there's a huge selection to set your feet flailing. (You say Patada, I say flail). Anyway. The Finnish tango is much in evidence with several, including one from Sibelius. And there's more modern work too with Pablo Ziegler. But it's to the classic tango for today's video choice and one of the bestest tango names around:- Stamponi.

Here's the full programme for this evening's Prom which you can listen to live on Radio 3 or on the


Carlos Gardel
Mano a mano(3 mins)(lyrics by Celedonio):

Juan Carlos Cobián
El motivo(3 mins)(lyrics by Pascual Contursi)

Aníbal Troilo
Barrio de tango(3 mins)(lyrics by Homero Manzi)

Héctor Stamponi
Un momento(3 mins)

Astor Piazzolla
La mufa(5 mins)arr. John Adams

Jean Sibelius
Valse Triste Tango(3 mins)arr. Timo Hietala

Toivo Kärki
Hiljainen kylatie(3 mins)(lyrics by Orvokki Ita) arr. Timo Hietala

Erik Lindström
Kylma Rakkaus(3 mins)(lyrics by Rauni Kouta) arr. Timo Hietala

Unto Mononen
Satumaa(2 mins)arr. Timo Hietala & Veli Kujala

Pekka Pohjola
Imppu's Tango(4 mins)arr. Timo Hietala

Kullervo Linna
Iltarusko(2 mins)arr. Timo Hietala


Astor Piazzolla
Libertango(3 mins)
Fuga y misterio(5 mins)arr. Pablo Ziegler

Pablo Ziegler
Murga del amanecer(6 mins)orch. Calle Rasmusson
Places(6 mins)orch. Bob Zimmerman
Blues Porteno(7 mins)orch. Bob Zimmerman
Buenos Aires Report(5 mins)orch. Vellu Halkosalmi

Image - Photo © Chris Christodoulou
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