A violinist plays the Jealousy Tango and it’s all kinds of fiery

24 July 2017, 16:23 | Updated: 25 July 2017, 11:11

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

Watch violinist Gustavo Cabrera's performance of Jacob Gade’s ‘Jealousy Tango’ – and feel your heart start racing.

Gustavo Cabrera, a violinist based in the Netherlands, perfectly communicated the passionate temperament of Danish composer Jacob Gade’s Jealousy Tango in this live performance.

Accompanied by Robin El-Hage, Gustavo plays the first theme of Gade’s Tango, described as ‘a temperamental theme in D minor’. The composer said he wrote the Jalousie ‘Tango Tzigane’ (Jealousy ‘Gypsy Tango’) after being inspired by a sensational news article about a crime of passion. The word ‘jealousy’ apparently became fixed in Gade’s mind.

Gustavo represents the original mood of the piece perfectly, and plays the Tango with passion and rich vibrato. His red shirt and the bright red background drape also do an excellent, if unintentional, job of accentuating the fiery mood.

The piano accompaniment was specially arranged for this performance by Gustavo’s pianist, Robin.

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