Astor Piazzolla: A Memoir

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2001 - Music - 260 pages
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Astor Piazzolla, brilliant, iconoclastic tango musician and composer, has become a national hero in Argentina and a cult figure for classical and jazz lovers worldwide, but only after a lifetime of controversy and struggle.The outspoken, headstrong Piazzolla told his story to journalist and longtime fan Natalio Gorin in the spring of 1990 in a series of frank interviews.Among the firsthand observations of others who knew Piazzolla well are those of his lyricist Horacio Ferrer, his fellow musicians, and his colleagues. Translator Fernando Gonzalez, an Argentine native and American popular music critic who covered Piazzolla's career in the United States, has annotated the Amadeus edition for the widening audience that is rediscovering Astor Piazzolla.
 

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In 1990, Buenos Aires-based journalist Gorin interviewed his friend Astor Piazzolla over the course of three days, just months before the famous Argentine bandoneon player and composer of tangos was ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
23
Alevare
25
New York New York First Movement
29
Maestro Why Dont You Play a Tango?
39
Suite Troileana
59
Nadia of Paris Alberto of Barracas
69
New York New York Second Movement
75
For Fans Only
79
500 Motivations
147
Triunfal
151
Postscript
157
The Penultimate Goodbye
159
Milonga for Four
191
My Crazy Bandoneon
207
Piazzollas Musicians and Singers
213
Discography of Recordings by Astor Piazzolla
220

Aria for Chorus
93
Love Theme
117
Love Theme Encore
123
Self Portrait
125
Bandoneon
141
Chronology
249
Bibliography
252
Index
255
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