Concertina Music

Chiquilin de Bachin

2010-04-18, tags: tango, ensemble

A song composed by Astor Piazzolla.

"The little boy from Bachin".

Two violins, concertina an guitar, based on an arrangement for strings by Alfredo Marcucci.

The story goes that Astor and Horacio Ferrer were dining in a restaurant in Buenos Aires and they saw a little boy going from table to table selling flowers. That inspired them to write this tune. Alfredo recalls: "That was the only composition of Piazzolla that won a prize ever, and then ironically enough: it won the prize for the lyrics and not for the music."