Le grand tango : the life and music of Astor Piazzolla (Book, 2000) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
Le grand tango : the life and music of Astor Piazzolla Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

Le grand tango : the life and music of Astor Piazzolla

Author: María Susana Azzi; Simon Collier
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Astor Piazzolla was a musical genius, a man who used the national dance of Argentina as raw material for a whole new musical genre. In Le Grand Tango, Maria Susana Azzi and Simon Collier vividly capture the life of this extraordinary musician - a visionary who won worldwide acclaim but sparked bitter controversy in his native land." "Azzi and Collier trace Piazzolla's early life from his birth in Argentina in 1921  Read more...

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...


Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Astor Piazzolla; Astor Piazzolla; Astor Piazzolla
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: María Susana Azzi; Simon Collier
ISBN: 0195127773 9780195127775
OCLC Number: 41411998
Description: xv, 326 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword: Yo-Yo Ma on Astor Piazzolla --
Family Relationships of Piazzollas, Manettis, Bertolamis, and Wolffs --
pt. I. Struggle. 1. "I was raised in New York," 1921-1937. 2. Into the Tango World, 1937-1944. 3. The Road to Paris, 1944-1955. 4. Octet and Jazz-Tango, 1955-1960. 5. Leader of the Avant-Garde, 1960-1967. 6. Piazzolla-Ferrer-Baltar, 1967-1971. 7. Nonet and Breakdown, 1971-1974 --
pt. II. Man and Musician. 8. Man. 9. Musician --
pt. III. Fame. 10. All Roads Lead to Rome, 1974-1975. 11. "An Electric Piazzolla," 1975-1977. 12. Up and Down the Atlantic, 1977-1981. 13. Sharks and Concertos, 1981-1985. 14. Globetrotter with Bandoneon, 1985-1988. 15. Sextet and Tragic Coda, 1988-1992 --
Astor Piazzolla on Compact Disc --
Glossary of South American Terms.
Responsibility: María Susana Azzi, Simon Collier.
More information:


This is a biography of Argentinean composer and band leader Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), a pioneer of avant-garde tango music. A master of the bandoneon, the accordion-like instrument at the heart of  Read more...


Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

an excellent well written account ... rich in detail. Stan Woolley, Jazz Journal International

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...


Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.