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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
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"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...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Biographie
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.
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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...

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

 
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