LA CUMPARSITA for String Quartet

 

arr. for string quartet

"La cumparsita" is a tango written in 1916 by the Uruguayan musician Gerardo Matos Rodríguez, with lyrics by Pascual Contursi and Enrique Pedro Maroni. It is among the most famous and recognizable tangos of all time.  In this arrangement, the feel and aesthetics of the original tango is present in addition to adding various tango playing techniques such as the chicharra (play behind bridge), and the latigo (the whip) to create a sense of energy and freshness.