Bolero Berlin: From Sarabande to Tango

Bolero Berlin

Latin American music in a philharmonic sound is the trademark of the Bolero Berlin ensemble. The musicians, whether members of the Berliner Philharmoniker or jazz instrumentalists, are united by their love of Cuban bolero and Argentinean tango. But not exclusively – as the programme of this concert shows: Bolero Berlin spans the musical spectrum from Johann Sebastian Bach to Ravel’s Valses nobles et sentimentales and from songs and chansons by Weill, Gershwin and Bizet to Piazzolla’s Tangos and a dreamy work by Nadia Boulanger.

Bolero Berlin

Martin Stegner viola

Manfred Preis clarinet and saxophone

Paulo Morello guitar

Raphael Haeger piano

Esko Laine double bass

Daniel "Topo" Gioia percussion

Johann Sebastian Bach

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria (arr. Raphael Haeger)

Lionel Belasco

Carmencita (arr. for jazz ensemble by Helmut Nieberle)

Paulo Morello


Kurt Weill

Knickerbocker Holiday: September Song

Zequinha de Abréu

Tico Tico no fubá

Astor Piazzolla

María de Buenos Aires: Fuga y Misterio

Nadia Boulanger

3 Pieces for cello and piano: No. 1 Modéré (arr. Raphael Haeger)

Astor Piazzolla

Las cuatro estaciones porteñas: Verano porteño

Paulo Morello

One for Nib

George Gershwin


Maurice Ravel

Valses nobles et sentimentales. Nr. 2 Très lent (Arrangement für Jazz-Ensemble von Raphael Haeger)

Georges Bizet

Carmen: Habanera (arr. Martin Stegner)

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