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Nice job, Astor! Nobody does sad and haunting more beautifully than Piazzolla (well, OK, Brahms, Rachmaninov, and Barber). "Oblivion" is a great introduction to his really quite unique contribution to Classical music -- very South American in its ability to bridge classical and popular idioms in a convincing way. Thanks for sharing this!
PS: Totally unrelated to music -- what is the present prognosis for building new nuclear facilities to meet energy demands? Since the Japanese disaster, Germany announced suspension of further nuclear development, I think predominantly because they've identified sufficient alternative means to meet their energy demands -- but is that true for other parts of the world? Just curious.
I have played quite several of Piazzolla's pieces and think they're sensationally terrific. But sometimes I feel the sadness/nostalgia of some of his most famous works(Oblivion, Adios Nonino, Invierno Porteno, Milonga del Angel)is almost too much to deal with for both the listener and performer.
Arguably, diversity is of paramount importance to the energy security. No individual technology will provide the silver bullet.Personally, I am in favor of the strategy of taking modest efforts across diverse sectors in place of with particular emphasis on nuclear power.