Robert Xavier Rodríguez: Tango Hambre

For Solo Guitar

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Additional Info

  • Composer
    Robert Xavier Rodríguez
  • Publisher
    Alhambra RXR
  • Arrangement
    Guitar (GTR)
  • Format
  • Genre
    20th Century


Composer note:

Tango Hambre means both “Hungry Tango” and “I am hungry” (tengo hambre). Marked Allegro goloso (happily greedy), the music is a brilliant toccata with an eight-note “gobbling” motif surrounded by slurping slides up and down the strings and violent rasgueado strumming to imitate a growling stomach.

The tango is a genre I particularly enjoy. My comic opera Tango (1986) recreates the tango craze of 1913, when Pope Pius X declared the tango a sin and the state legislature of Massachusetts declared the dance a misdemeanor, punishable by fine or imprisonment. I have also included tangos in my operas Suor Isabella (1982) and Frida (1991), as well as in the instrumental Semi-Suite (1981).

— Robert Xavier Rodríguez

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