Biography of Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

Astor Piazzolla playing accordeon
Photography kindly provided by Hyou Vielz
1921
Born in Mar del Plate, son of italian parents
Piano and bandoneon lessons
1936
Seeing the tango dancers Elvino Vardaro makes the jazz fan a tango lover
1938
Moves from New York to Buenos Aires
1939
Member and arranger of the orchestra Anibal Troilo
1940
Meeting Arthur Rubinstein he wants to get academcial education. Composition lessons with Alberto Ginastera
1954
Student of Nadia Boulanger
1955
After his return to Buenos Aires he builds an ensemble of his own.
Developer of Tango Nuevo, which is a new form of Tango, not longer for dancing. Public opinion at first declined this new music.

Sheet music for flute:

Histoire du Tango
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei amazon.de
(flute, guitar)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Bordel 1900
  2. Café 1930
  3. Nightclub 1960
  4. Concert d'aujourd'hui
Magnificent. Written for the flutist Marc Grauwels


Tango Etudes (Etüde)
edition on notenbuch.de
(flute)
Rating: difficult
  1. No 1 (Décide)
  2. No 2 (Anxieux et rubato)
  3. No 3 (Molto marcate e energico)
  4. No 4 (Lento-Meditativo)
  5. No 5 (Avec anxiété)
Very beautiful and a stilistic challenge.


Tango Suite
CD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei amazon.de
(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Berben, E. 5579 B.
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Tango #1 - Allegro
  2. Tango #2 - Andante
  3. Tango #3 - Allegro
Parts and score, the print is a bit unusual.


CDs with/from Astor Piazzolla

Hugo German Gaido, Irmgard Toepper-Dickhues
jpc
    Cinco Piezas for guitar:
  1. Campero (04:06:00)
  2. Romantico (04:16:00)
  3. Acentuado (03:18:00)
  4. Triston (04:54:00)
  5. Compadre (02:51:00)
  6. Tango Etudes for flute:
  7. Etude No. 1 (03:30:00)
  8. Etude No. 2 (07:21:00)
  9. Etude No. 3 (03:32:00)
  10. Etude No. 4 (04:27:00)
  11. Etude No. 5 (00:00:02)
  12. Etude No. 6 (04:30:00)
  13. Histoire du Tango:
  14. Bordel 1900 (03:49:00)
  15. Cafe 1930 (06:44:00)
  16. Nightclub 1960 (05:55:00)
Jörg Gebhardt, Gaby Pas van Riet, Yves Storms
    Astor Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango:
  1. Bordel 1900 (03:31:00)
  2. Cafe 1930 (07:28:00)
  3. Night-club 1960 (06:06:00)
  4. Concert d'aujourd'hui (02:51:00)
  5. Heitor Villa-Lobos: Prelude No. 3 für Gitarre (1940) (05:46:00)
  6. Heitor Villa-Lobos: Aria aus Bachianas Brasileiras (05:09:00)
  7. Heitor Villa-Lobos: Distribucao de Flores (1932) (04:24:00)
  8. Heitor Villa-Lobos: Prelude No. 5 für Gitarre (1940) (03:54:00)
  9. Celso Machado: Musique populaires bresiliennes:
  10. Pacocoa (Choro) (04:02:00)
  11. Quebra Queixo (Choro) (04:23:00)
  12. Piazza Vittorio (Choro Maxixe) (03:42:00)
  13. Algodao Doce (Samba) (01:39:00)
  14. Sambossa (Bossa Nova) (02:08:00)
  15. Pe de Moleque (Samba) (02:42:00)
William Bennett, Simon Wynberg
    Astor Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango:
  1. Nightclub 1960 (05:36:00)
  2. Cafe 1930 (06:27:00)
  3. Bordel 1900 (03:35:00)
  4. Concert d'Aujourd'hui (03:01:00)
  5. Joaquin Rodrigo: Serenata al Alba del Dia:
  6. Andante moderato (02:57:00)
  7. Allegro (01:37:00)
  8. Franz Schubert: Originaltänze (aus D.365) (09:42:00)
  9. Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Sonatina op. 205:
  10. Allegretto grazioso (00:00:04)
  11. Tempo die Siciliana (Andantino grazioso e malincolico) (04:03:00)
  12. Scherzo - Rondo (Allegretto con spirito) (04:25:00)
  13. Francis Poulenc: Mouvements Perpetuels:
  14. Assez modere (01:36:00)
  15. Tres modere (01:59:00)
  16. Alerte (03:40:00)
  17. Béla Bartók: Roumanian Folk Dances:
  18. Jocul cu bata (01:25:00)
  19. Braul (00:34:00)
  20. Pe loc (01:09:00)
  21. Buciumeana (01:38:00)
  22. Poarga romaneasca (00:39:00)
  23. Manuntelul (00:58:00)
VerQuer
VerQuer - Flutes unlimited (2004)
  1. Dieter Weberpals: Mariam (04:12:00)
  2. Heinz Wiberny: Ulla in Africa (03:46:00)
  3. Benedikt Brydern: Silent Movie (08:02:00)
  4. Johann Sebastian Bach: Bourree (03:47:00)
  5. Günther Zabernigg: The priest and the magician (03:48:00)
  6. Heike Beckmann: Levada (05:22:00)
  7. Anne La Berge: Rough Diamond (05:37:00)
  8. Astor Piazzolla: Libertango (03:47:00)
  9. Tito Puente: Philadelphia Mambo (06:12:00)
  10. Horace Silver: Peace (02:32:00)

Literature von/über Astor Piazzolla

Last edit 25.01.2012