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The ‘Four Seasons’ of tango, with a dash of Vivaldi

The walls of the Teatro Colon opera house in Buenos Aires are made of stones imported from Italy. You can sometimes hear the tango there.

As the composer Osvaldo Golijov has pointed out, his native Argentina has long been enamored with European high culture. But the country is also geographically so far away from Europe that its artists have often felt a certain freedom to playfully reimagine the very cultural traditions they admire.

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