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ADIOS NONINO Bandonéon & quatuor à cordes ADIOS NONINO Bandonéon & quatuor à cordes
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An arrangement by Astor Piazzolla himself of his famous composition “Adios Nonino” for string quartet and bandoneon.

ADIOS NONINO Piano Classique ADIOS NONINO Piano Classique
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A new version: a transcription of the quintet for a concert grand piano from the version by Laercio de Freitas.

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA 20 DE SES PLUS GRANDS TANGOS ASTOR PIAZZOLLA 20 DE SES PLUS GRANDS TANGOS
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In this collection “20 of his greatest tangos”, we are giving you the orchestrations from Astor Piazzolla’s catalogue, which are the result of 20 years’ work with Astor, who was a real friend. So in this album you will find numbers like:
  • Adios Nonino
  • Chau Paris
  • La Misma pena
  • ...

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA 20 DE SES PLUS GRANDS TANGOS No2 ASTOR PIAZZOLLA 20 DE SES PLUS GRANDS TANGOS No2
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20 more compositions by Astor Piazzolla, which show you hohis style of composition developed over the years.
  • Whereas in “Se Armo”, “Villeguita”, and “El Desbande” we can still detect the influence of the traditional tango..
  • “Nuevo Mundo”, “El Mundo de Los Dos”, and “Made in USA” are determinedly new and different.
  • The melodies of “Rosa Rio” and “Apuro” inspired somebody to write words to them.
  • “Sens Unique” is a composition featuring two themes which seem to go in the same direction, despite the fact that one is syncopated and the other smooth and sweeping, hence the title which Astor Piazzolla gave it.

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA 4 Tangos (piano/violon) ASTOR PIAZZOLLA 4 Tangos (piano/violon)
Sheet-book piano violin

This version for piano and violin of four of Astor Piazzolla’s best-known pieces is mainly taken from his quintet arrangements and available recordings. When you listen to his records, you notice that the interpretation changes a little each time, with new ornaments, variations, changes in tempo and improvisations. There are two terms used in this album for the violin technique:
  • Tambour: a pizzicato sound which is reminiscent of the sound of a small drum.
  • Chicharra: the sound produced by bowing on the second string behind the bridge.

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA RECUEIL No 1 ASTOR PIAZZOLLA RECUEIL No 1
Sheet book piano + figuring

Astor Piazzolla was born on the1th March 1921 in Mar Del Plata (Argentina). He started his musical studies in New York, where e stayed for 13 years. In 1946 he set up his own band, with which he toured the two American continents. He won several performance and composition prizes and had two hits with:
  • Preparense
  • Pigmalion
In 1953, he won the Montevideo Prize with:
  • Contrabajeando
In 1954 the French Government awarded him a grant so that he could study in Paris with Nadia Boulanger. After completing this study period, Astor Piazzolla composed a series of works which became classics for dancing, such as:
  • Chau Paris
  • Tzigane Tango
  • ...
ADIOS NONINO, which he wrote in New York as a tribute to his father when he died is still his most outstanding composition, and his most recorded work on a worldwide basis, with recordings lasting from 3 to 30 minutes.

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA RECUEIL No 2 ASTOR PIAZZOLLA RECUEIL No 2
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After winning several major music prizes from 1976 onwards, Astor Piazzolla stopped working in the quintet with which he had toured all the world’s capital cities, and started giving solo concerts accompanied by a symphony orchestra. Then he came back to composition with a series of works which very quickly became great successes in Argentina and in Europe, and more particularly in Germany and Austria:
  • Decarisimo
  • Tanguisimo
  • Calle 92
  • Calambre
  • ...

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA RECUEIL No 3 ASTOR PIAZZOLLA RECUEIL No 3
Sheet book piano + figuring

Being free to choose to do what he wanted, Astor Piazzolla always worked along a clear and demanding line of action, whilst remaining himself. He often spent time in the United States, and played, in particular, with Oscar Peterson. He picked up some jazz influences from this! Astor Piazzolla had a depth of feeling, an ability to adapt, and a thirst for learning, and was always keen to look at all types of music. In this Album n° 3, the compositions include:
  • Made In U.S.A
  • Recuerdo New York
  • Tango del Angel
  • ...

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA RECUEIL No 4 ASTOR PIAZZOLLA RECUEIL No 4
Sheet book piano + figuring

Many Argentinean people consider that Astor Piazzolla felt that the form of the modern tango was the outcome of a continual process of change, whilst he nevertheless remained faithful to the spirit of the music written by the “old stagers”. In 1985 the city of Buenos Aires awarded Astor Piazzolla a medal for all his musical works and made him a Freeman of the city. He died on the 4th July 1992. In our Album n° 4, you will find compositions such as:
  • Los Poseidos
  • Las Furias
  • Nonino
  • Milonga del Angel
  • ...

CALAMBRE pour ensemble à cordes CALAMBRE pour ensemble à cordes
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One of the most Astor PIAZZOLLA 's beautiful titles.
The transcription is made by José BRAGATO who has been a contributor to the master's works.


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