7 Feb 2019

PIAZZOLLA arr Crabb: Chiquilín de Bachín

From Music Alive, 9:30 pm on 7 February 2019
James Crabb

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Astor Piazzolla's song 'Chiquilín de Bachín' tells the story of a homeless boy who sells wild roses outside a restaurant of that name. It was one of Piazzolla's favourite places to dine in the theatre district of Buenos Aires, and still exists today.

The boy returns to his home - a cardboard box - to find that his shoes have been stolen by the alley cat. But it doesn't matter as they had holes in them anyway.

Recorded in Nelson Centre of Musical Arts by RNZ.

Sound engineer: Darryl Stack