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Tangos in the Yvar Mikhashoff Collection: Publication Information


Tangos composed for the Tango Project

Yvar Mikhashoff collaborated with Quadrivium Music Press in 1983-84 to compile a collection of tangos for solo piano. Composers were invited to submit works not to exceed a duration of four minutes. A collection of 126 new tangos for solo piano was the result of this initiative. Unfortunately, Quadrivium Music Press was unable to complete the plan to publish the contents of the collection. Yvar Mikhashoff recorded a selection of nineteen of the tangos on his 1995 recording, Incitation to Desire, on New Albion Records (NA073CD).

The following is a list of the tangos, along with what information has been gathered about availability of the works. Five types of availability are noted:

  • Music Library: composers have kindly given permission for the Music Library to issue single copies of these works on demand from performers. In most cases the composers have requested that the library or the performer notify them of the request and send programs of resulting performances.
  • Composer: composers will issue copies directly. The Music Library is maintaining a list of contact information for these composers and will gladly supply such information as requested.
  • Publisher: many of the works have been published or are awaiting publication. Information regarding the publisher of these works is noted in the list.
  • Agencies: although not noted as a separate type, many of the tangos are available through national music information centers. Links to the centers have been provided in the list.
  • Not available: these works are in the collection and available for use in the Music Library. However, permissions have not been secured to provide copies and publication information is not available. Should you find one of these works available, please let us know so we can update the list.

Composer:Aharonian, Coriun
Title: Y ahora?
Availability: Publisher
Published in: Neue Klaviermusik : für Studium und Unterricht = New piano music : for study and teaching, edited by Peter Roggenkamp.
Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1990. (Publisher no. 8536)

Composer: Anderson, Beth
Title: Belgian tango
Availability: Composer

Composer: Ashley, Robert
Title: Improvement (Don leaves Linda). Act II. Scene 20: North Berlin/A Tango - text only
Availability: Not available

Composer: Attinello, Paul
Title: Tango: A slow hot wind
Availability: Not available

Composer: Austin, Larry
Title: Tango violento
Availability: Composer

Composer: Babbitt, Milton
Title: It takes twelve to tango
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: New York: Peters, 198-?

Composer: Barce, Ramon
Title: Tango para Yvar
Availability: Publisher
Published in: Coleccion-piano
Publisher: España de ediciones musicales Schott, 1993

Composer: Bell, Larry
Title: First tango in London
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: Casa Rustica Publications (Boston), 1985

Composer: Bennett, Richard Rodney
Title: Tango after Syrinx
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: Novello, 1993

Composer: Berkman, Robert
Title: Thorn-torn lips
Availability: Composer

Composer: Biscardi, Chester
Title: Incitation to desire
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: C.F. Peters, 1996

Composer: Bley, Carla
Title: Reactionary tango
Availability: Music Library
Publisher: Alrac Music (Willow, NY, PO Box 67, Willow, NY 12495), 1985?

Composer: Boehmer, Konrad
Title: Tango deslavado y moroso
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: Tonos Musikverlag

Composer: Bolcom, William
Title: The dead moth tango
Availability: Publisher
Published in: Three Dance Portraits (first movement)
Publisher: E. B. Marks Music, 1991 (distributed by Hal Leonard under publisher number HL00009642).

Composer: Bredemeyer, Reiner
Title: Thango tangente
Availability: Not available

Composer: Bright, Colin
Title: Tango-dreaming
Availability: Australian Music Center. E-mail: info@amcoz.com.au

Composer: Bruce, Neely
Title: Tango variation
Availability: Composer

Composer: Burgess, Anthony
Title: Tango for pianoforte
Availability: Liana Burgess

Composer: Busby, Gerald
Title: Cometango
Availability: Not available

Composer: Cabuche, Mario
Title: Tango '85
Availability: Not available

Composer: Cage, John
Title: Perpetual tango (plus additional arrangement by Yvar Mikhashoff)
From no. 16 of Indeterminate Variations of Satie's Sports et Divertissements
Availability: Not available
Published version of original: New York : Henmar, 198-?

Composer: Chadabe, Joel
Title: The long ago and far away tango
Availability: Composer

Composer: Christoff, Dimiter
Title: Tango for you, friends
Availability: Music Library

Composer: Clapperton, James
Title: ... the gay foppery of summer is flown
Availability: Music Library

Composer: Cohen, Douglas
Title: Tango paseo
Availability: Not available

Composer: Copland, Aaron
Title: Hear ye, hear ye! (Ballet). Scene VII. Tango (plus arrangement by Yvar Mikhashoff)
Availability: Not available

Composer: Curran, Alvin
Title: Tango no. 1
Availability: Not available

Composer: Davies, Hugh
Title: Master Domenico's humpback
Availability: Not available

Composer: De Pablo, Luis
Title: Tango (de J.H.)
Availability: Not available

Composer: Duckworth, William
Title: Tango voices
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: Monroe Street Music

Composer: Edlund, Mikael
Title: Orchids in the embers
Availability: Swedish Music Information Centre

Composer: Fennelly, Brian
Title: Tangoblique
Availability: American Composers Alliance

Composer: Ferrero, Lorenzo
Title: Rock my tango
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: G. Ricordi

Composer: Finch, Douglas
Title: Tango
Availability: Canadian Music Centre

Composer: Fine, Vivian
Title: Tango with the frog prince
Availability: Not available (check with G. Schirmer)

Composer: Finnissy, Michael
Title: Tango
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Composer: Foss, Lukas
Title: Tango from Curriculim Vitae for accordion, excerpted and arranged by the composer.
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: Carl Fischer

Composer: Ganz, Isabelle
Title: Go away tango
Availability: Music Library

Composer: Garcia, Orlando Jacinto
Title: Tango para Ivar
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: Kallisti Music Press

Composer: Genge, Anthony
Title: Tango (also called Moon-dark tango)
Availability: Composer

Composer: Gideon, Miriam
Title: Tango langoroso
Availability: American Composers Alliance

Composer: Godøy, Rolf Inge
Title: First tango (Silken slippers)
Availability: Norwegian Music Information Centre

Composer: Goeyvaerts, Karel
Title: Aquarius tango
Availability: Belgian Documentation Centre for Serious Contemporary Music (available through Henri Elkan Music)

Composer: Goldstein, Malcolm
Title: Can it be done in public?
Availability: Music Library

Composer: Golub, Peter
Title: The Barrow Street tango
Availability: American Composers Alliance

Composer: Haskins, Robert
Title: Automatic tango
Availability: Music Library

Composer: Hill, Jackson
Title: Tango no tango
Availability: Composer

Composer: Hiller, Lejaren
Title: Tango for piano (Staircase tango)
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: Kallisti Music Press

Composer: Hodkinson, Sydney
Title: Habanera melancolica
Availability: Composer

Composer: Horwood, Michael S.
Title: Horizontal tango
Availability: Composer or Canadian Music Centre

Composer: Hunt, Jerry
Title: Tango
Availability: Music Library

Composer: Jack, Adrian
Title: Tin-pan tango
Availability: Composer

Composer: Jaggard, David
Title: Elastic Tango
Availability: Publisher
Publisher:Drake Mabry
Distributed by: Christine Paquelet Edition Arts (61bis/63, rue Blomet, 75015 Paris. Telephone (33)0146452583. E-mail : paquelet@club-internet.fr)

Composer: Jeney, Zoltan
Title: Philip Marlowe tracks down Yvar's last tango
Availability: Not available

Composer: Jenkins, Leroy
Title: Tango, rango, bango
Availability: Music Library

Composer: Johnson, Tom
Title: Tango
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: Editions 75 (Paris)

Composer: Jolas, Betsy
Title: Tango si
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: Paris : A. Leduc, 1986

Composer: Kasemets, Udo
Title: Tangovariables
Availability: Music Library

Composer: Keane, David
Title: Los rayos de sol
Availability: Music Library or Canadian Music Centre

Composer: Kelemen, Milko
Title: Tango
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: H. Sikorski (Hamburg), 1987

Composer: King, John
Title: Tango to Argentina
Availability: Composer

Composer: Knussen, Oliver
Title: Tiefertango
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: Faber Music

Composer: Kondo, Jo
Title: Tango mnemonic
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: University of York Music Press

Composer: Kurtz, Eugene
Title: Etude in tangotime
Availability: Not available

Composer: Lake, Larry
Title: Tango
Availability: Composer

Composer: Lee, Noël
Title: Tango imprint
Availability: Composer
IN: Five Preludes Prolonged (no. 4)

Composer: Lidov, David
Title: Tango
Availability: Music Library

Composer: Loudova, Ivana
Title: Tango music
Availability: Composer

Composer: Luening, Otto
Title: Tango
Availability: Permission required from the Otto Luening Trust, 460 Riverside Dr., New York, NY, 10027

Composer: McCandless, Michael
Title: Tangentangle
Availability: Music Library

Composer: Mellnas, Arne
Title: ... Ingen dans på roser Baile sobre rosas: tango (Not a bed of roses tango)
Availability: Swedish Music Information Centre

Composer: Melnyk, Lubomyr
Title: Swan dance
Availability: Not available

Composer: Mencherini, Fernando
Title: Das zweite Zimmer
Availability: Music Library

Composer: Mendes, Gilberto
Title: The three fathers
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: New Consonant Music

Composer: Mott, David
Title: Tango: under the winter moon
Availability: Composer

Composer: Mumford, Jeffrey
Title: Tango variations
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: to be published by T. Presser, paired with 2nd piece, For Elliott

Composer: Myhill, John
Title: El gran macho
Availability: Music Library

Composer: Nancarrow, Conlon
Title: Tango (?)
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: Smith Publications (Baltimore), 1990

Composer: Nash, Peter-Paul
Title: Icebreak tango
Availability: Not available

Composer: Newlin, Dika
Title: Tango for Johannes
Availability: Not available

Composer: Nichifor, Serban
Title: Tango for Yvar
Availability: Music Library; score available online courtesy of Serban Nichifor.
MP3 file for performance by Yvar Mikhashoff, Almeida Festival, London, 29 June 1985
MP3 file for rehearsal performance by Yvar Mikhashoff, Oslo, Norway, 30 September, 1986
MP3 filefor rehearsal performance of middle section of piece by Yvar Mikhashoff, Oslo, Norway, 30 September, 1986

Composer: Nobre, Marlos
Title: Tango para piano, op. 61
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: Composer

Composer: Noon, David
Title: Machine-tango
Availability: Music Library

Composer: Nørgård, Per
Title: Without jealousy
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: Wilhelm Hansen (forthcoming)

Composer: Nyman, Michael
Title: A neat slice of tango
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: Chester Novello Music

Composer: Orban, Gyorgy
Title: Suite for piano (1985): Nr. 2 - Kriminältango
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: Editio Musica Budapest (1989)

Composer: Ortiz, William
Title: Del tingo al tango
Availability: Music Library

Composer: Palmer, Robert
Title: Interrupted tango
Availability: Not available

Composer: Panni, Marcello
Title: Tangomix
Availability: Not available

Composer: Paquette, Wayne
Title: Movie tango
Availability: Composer

Composer: Peixinho, Jorge
Title: Red-sweet tango
Availability: Not available

Composer: Pender, Scott
Title: Tango: Ms. Jackson dances for the people
Availability: Composer

Composer: Pousseur, Henri
Title: Tango de Jeanne-La-Sybille
Availability: Edizioni Suvini Zerboni no. 12055

Composer: Raschke, Frank
Title: Tango auf drei Beinem (Three-legged tango)
Availability: Not available

Composer: Rasmussen, Karl Aage
Title: Triple tango
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: Wilhelm Hansen (forthcoming)

Composer: Rosenhaus, Steven L.
Title: The kiss
Availability: Composer

Composer: Ross, Valerie
Title: A tangorine for Yvar
Availability: Not available

Composer: Ruders, Poul
Title: Tangonetta
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: Wilhelm Hansen (under consideration)

Composer: Rudhyar, Dane
Title: Tango d'Antan
Availability: American Composers Alliance

Composer: Rugeles, Alfredo
Title: Tanguitis (arrangements for other instrumentation also available from the composer)
Availability: Music Library or Sociedad Venezolana de Música Contemporánea

Composer: Rzewski, Frederic
Title: Steptangle
Availability: Not in collection

Composer: Sahl, Michael
Title: Exiles cafe tango
Availability: Composer

Composer: Sary, Laszlo
Title: Tango
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: To be published in a collection, Dance Music, by Editio Musica Budapest

Composer: Savaskan, Sinan
Title: The square root impressions with tears
Availability: Music Library
Note: send notification to Contemporary Arts Ensemble, London

Composer: Schimmel, William
Title: Fromage dangereux
Availability: Composer

Composer: Schwartz, Elliott
Title: Tango with interruptions (or Interrupted tango)
Availability: Music Library

Composer: Sellars, James
Title: Tango (in memoriam Schoenberg?)
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: Hog River Music

Composer: Sepos, Charles
Title: Blue tempation tango
Availability: Composer

Composer: Shapey, Ralph
Title: Tango variations on a cantus
Availability: Not available

Composer: Singer, Malcolm J.
Title: It takes two to
Availability: Not available

Composer: Smith, David
Title: Tango
Availability: Not available

Composer: Speach, Bernadette
Title: To tango or not ...
Availability: Music Library

Composer: Stockhausen Karlheinz
Title: Tierkreis. Nr. 5: Zwillinge-Gemin ; Nr. 7: Löwe-Leo
Availability: Not available

Composer: Sullivan, Ken
Title: Maracaibo
Availability: Not available

Composer: Thomson, Virgil
Title: Two sentimental tangos
Availability: Contact ASCAP Clearance representative at (212)621-6160

Composer: Thorne, Francis
Title: Meditation-tango
Availability: Not available

Composer: Tiensuu, Jukka
Title: Fantango
Availability: Finnish Music Information Centre

Composer: Tisne, Antoine
Title: Sarcastic tango
Availability: Not available

Composer: Tragtenberg, Livio
Title: Ornytango
Availability: Music Library until published

Composer: Tyranny, Blue Gene
Title: The more he sings, the more he cries, the better he feels tango
Availability: Composer (work has been revised and is available in different versions)

Composer: Vigeland, Nils
Title: Tango a' deux
Availability: Music Library

Composer: Weinzweig, John
Title: Tango for two
Availability: Canadian Music Centre

Composer: White, John
Title: Piano sonata no. 108: Reminiscenza di tempo di tango
Availability: Publisher (requires confirmation)
Publisher: Forward Music (London), 1989

Composer: Wielecki, Tadeusz
Title: Collage-tango
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: Polskie Wydawn. Muzyczne (Krakow), 1992

Composer: Wigglesworth, Frank
Title: Tango triste
Availability: Not available

Composer: Wolpe, Stefan
Title: Tango
Availability: Publisher
Publisher: Peer Musikverlag (Hamburg) ; Southern Music (New York), 1989
Published in: Sechs Klavierstücke 1920-1929 (No. 4)

Composer: Zimmermann, Walter
Title: Puritaner-tango
Availability: Music Library


Tangos listed as part of the project but not included in the archive

The following works are not contained in the Yvar Mikhashoff Collection but are listed on a North American New Music Festival program under the title: Elastic Roses: The International Piano Tango Marathon. Selected premieres from a collection of 88 new tangos from thirty nations, commissioned by Yvar Mikhashoff through the Quadrivium Music Press. Sunday April 14, 1985, held at Hallwalls Art Gallery, 600 Main Street, Buffalo, NY.

Composer: Brant, Henry
Title: Tango (never composed)

Composer: Bussotti, Sylvano
Title: Petit tango d'apres Puccini

Composer: Kagel, Mauricio
Title: Tango

Composer: Leeuw, Ton de
Title: Tango

Composer: Oliveros, Pauline
Title: Tango (not composed)


Tangos in the Yvar Mikhashoff Collection of Annotated Scores

The following tangos (works with "tango" in the title), not found in the above lists, are contained within the Yvar Mikhashoff Collection of Annotated Scores.

Composer: Giacobbe, Juan Francisco
Title: Siete Imagenes de Tango : no 1 Proemio [pp. 1 and 2] and Recitativo [pp. 13-16]

Composer: King, John
Title: Tango variations

Composer: Piazzolla, Astor
Title: Jeanne Y Paul : tango malinconico : el penultimo : milonga sin parabras

Composer: Piazzolla, Astor
Title: Libertango

Composer: Piazzolla, Astor
Title: Tangazo : piano

Composer: Piazzolla, Astor
Title: Tango seis

Composer: Rodriguez, Robert Xavier
Title: Tango from Tango

Composer: Schulhoff, Ervín
Title: 5 études de jazz, IV. Tango
Published by Universal Edition


Mikhashoff arrangements of tangos

Yvar Mikhasoff also made arrangements of the following tangos (found in the Yvar Mikhashoff Collection of Compositions: Transcriptions)

Composer: Nancarrow, Conlon
Title: Tango - arranged for orchestra

Composer: Thomson, Virgil
Title: Tango lullaby: a portrait of Mlle. Alvarez de Toledo (Sketch, or outline, for a chamber ensemble orchestration)

Mikhashoff original compositions

Yvar Mikhashoff also composed the following tangos, found in the Yvar Mikhashoff Collection of Compositions

Tango caprice for strings

Sketches for two tangos:

Tango for Garfield

Tango/Tom's hour waltz