Astor Piazzolla

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992).
It's only now that we recognize Astor Piazzolla as a "tango nuevo" genius who has conquered the academic music world as well. But everything could have turned out quite differently. Piazzolla tried to complicate the language of tango from his early years. Most of his rhythmical and instrumental novelties only brought confusion to dancers and listeners. After realizing this, Piazzolla took to academic composition. In 1953 he presented his symphonic suite "Buenos Aires" to the Fabien Sevitzky competition (albeit adding two bandoneons to the score) and won first prize. One outcome of his victory was the opportunity to study in Paris with the famous Nadia Boulanger.
Piazzolla was trying to be a good pupil of hers while hiding his tango past. But once he couldn't resist and played one of his favourite compositions for her. A destiny of "tango nuevo" was then determined. Nadia said: "Astor, your classical pieces are well written, but the true Piazzolla is here, never leave it behind". Ever since that moment, he never doubted himself, and before long his music was heard not only in many clubs, but also in concert halls and film soundtracks.
Piazzolla's "Ave Maria" was used to great effect in Marco Bellochio's "Enrico IV" (1984) starring Marcello Mastroianni and Claudia Cardinale. However, the original lacks the lively piano theme in the middle, added specifically for the present recording by the composer Dmitry Kourliandsky. During the recording it seemed natural to add double-bass strokes, a typical Piazzolla trait. Piazzolla's music in general lends itself well to improvisational additions.

Greatest Hits - Astor Piazzolla (CD)

Greatest Hits - Astor Piazzolla (CD)

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Piazzolla - Kourliandsky, Zgraja, Ibert, Berlioz - Occasion - M. Fedotova, A. Melnikov, V. Volkov, T. Oskolkova, D. Illarionov, D. Bulgakov (CD)

Piazzolla - Kourliandsky, Zgraja, Ibert, Berlioz - Occasion - M. Fedotova, A. Melnikov, V. Volkov, T. Oskolkova, D. Illarionov, D. Bulgakov (CD)

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Piazolla, Haydn, Handel, Kreisler, Albeniz, Gershwin, Frolov, Joplin - A Kaleidoscope - DAR - Trio (CD)

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Cello in Buenos Aires - Rastrelli Cello Quartet (CD)

Cello in Buenos Aires - Rastrelli Cello Quartet (CD)

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Piazzolla - Ensemble Remolino (CD)

Piazzolla - Ensemble Remolino (CD)

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Super Artists on Super Audio Vol.2 (CD)

Super Artists on Super Audio Vol.2 (CD)

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Piazzolla, Marcucci, Julio de Caro, Greco, Carlos Cobian - Timeless Tango - Alfredo Marcicci, Ensemble Piacevole (CD)

Piazzolla, Marcucci, Julio de Caro, Greco, Carlos Cobian - Timeless Tango - Alfredo Marcicci, Ensemble Piacevole (CD)

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Mores - Taquito Militar / Arolas - La Chachila / Piazzolla - Decarisimo - Marcucci - A life of Tango (CD)

Mores - Taquito Militar / Arolas - La Chachila / Piazzolla - Decarisimo - Marcucci - A life of Tango (CD)

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Piazzolla - Le Grande Tango - Katona Twins (CD)

Piazzolla - Le Grande Tango - Katona Twins (CD)

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Piazzolla - Maria De Buenos Aires - Opera Tango (CD)

Piazzolla - Maria De Buenos Aires - Opera Tango (CD)

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Astor Piazzolla - Guitar Music - Jorge Oraison (CD)

Astor Piazzolla - Guitar Music - Jorge Oraison (CD)

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South American Guitar Classics - Marcelo Kayath (CD)

South American Guitar Classics - Marcelo Kayath (CD)

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Cinema - Friedrich Lips (CD)

Cinema - Friedrich Lips (CD)

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Piazzolla: Tangos arranged for saxophone and orchestra - Federico Mondelci & Moscow Chamber Orchestra, conductor Constantine Orbelian (CD)

Piazzolla: Tangos arranged for saxophone and orchestra - Federico Mondelci & Moscow Chamber Orchestra, conductor Constantine Orbelian (CD)

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Encore - Friedrich Lips / Fridrih Lips (CD)

Encore - Friedrich Lips / Fridrih Lips (CD)

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De profundis - Friedrich Lips / Fridrih Lips (CD)

De profundis - Friedrich Lips / Fridrih Lips (CD)

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Showpieces & Encores - Moscow Chamber Orchestra & Constantine Orbelian (CD)

Showpieces & Encores - Moscow Chamber Orchestra & Constantine Orbelian (CD)

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Plays and Conducts - Eduard Grach (2 CDs)

Plays and Conducts - Eduard Grach (2 CDs)

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Reital de guitare - Yoram Zerbib (CD)

Reital de guitare - Yoram Zerbib (CD)

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Tango - V.Kovtun (CD)

Tango - V.Kovtun (CD)

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