And in this music video, Dutch bandoneon player Carel Kraayenhof and his group play one of Kraayenhof’s compositions, Desconcierto.
Lavinia Meijer and Carel Kraayenhof met two years ago, in Carré theatre in Amsterdam. They decided they would like to do concerts together. Bandoneon and harp is a unique combination.
On 22 May 2015, they played together in the Hooglandse Kerk, Saint Pancras church, in Leiden. This is a big late medieval Gothic church. Very many people had come for the concert. Some people had to stand.
First, Meijer and Kraayenhof played Enrique Granados Campiña, #5 of 12 danzas españolas.
Then, Nata blanca, by Kraayenhof himself. The title means ‘White nose’; because Kraayenhof’s cat has a white nose.
Then, La puñalada, by Uruguyan composer Pintín Castellanos.
Then, three compositions by Astor Piazzolla: Burdel; Café; and Nightclub.
This cell phone photo was taken while Nightclub was played.
Then, a harp solo by Lavinia Meijer: Clair de lune, by Debussy.
Then, Kraayenhof’s Desconcierto.
Then, Anselmo Aieta‘s Palomita blanca.
Then, Kraayenhof’s own work again: So many partings.
Finally, Mariano Mores, Taquito militar.
As the audience clapped enthusiastically, there was an encore: Lo que vendrá, by Astor Piazzolla.
In this video, two guitarists play Lo que vendrá.
As I left the church, five swifts flying together over a roof, calling.