Tango in D

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Tango in D, Op. 165, No. 2, is a composition by Isaac Albéniz. It was originally written for piano, as part of the suite España, Op. 165 (1890).

Since it has been transcribed for classical guitar by Miguel Llobet, it has become one of the most important works of the classical guitar repertoire. It has been played and recorded by guitarists such as Julian Bream and John Williams and many others. A slow, romantic piece, it is played in the key of D major. Norman Lloyd says of the piece, "The most famous tango in concert music is Isaac Albeniz' little Tango in D."[1] Carl Van Vechten has said, "The Tango in D is striking, and crosses some pretty stiles, despite its brevity."[2]

It has also been arranged by Leopold Godowsky and others.


  1. ^ Lloyd, Norman (June 1968). The Golden Encyclopedia of Music. Golden Press. p. 584. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Vechten, Carl Van (30 June 2005). In the Garret. Kessinger Publishing. p. 113. ISBN 978-1-4179-6743-8. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 

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