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ÁSTOR PIAZZOLLA  

(1921 - 1992)

Astor Piazzolla was born in Argentina in 1921 and became one of the major classical composers of that country. He became so besotted by the music of the South American dance, The Tango, that he destroyed his early works and devoted his life to writing music with that rhythm as its basis. He has developed this art to the point where it is difficult to detect the dance in his complex and strictly classical music. Outside of the South American continent his music was little known until the past decade, when a renewed interest in the dance, mainly through major exposure in the cinema, has taken his works back into the concert hall. Though there are examples of the dance used in its most basic and popular form, Piazzolla has composed most of his music for small chamber groups or solo instruments. Most is written in a very contemporary 20th century style, usually calling for virtuosity of performance.

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Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
40 TRACKS FOR 40 YEARS - Delos' 40th Anniversary Celebration Delos
DE3440
Chamber Music
Accordion Recital: Miki, Mie - DAQUIN, L.-C. / RAMEAU, J.-P. / SCARLATTI, D. / HANDEL, G.F. / JACOBI, W. / SCHUBERT, F. / BRAHMS, J. (S'il vous plait) BIS
BIS-CD-1804
Instrumental
ALLEGRO SCHERZANDO: Music for Saxophone Quartet Dynamic
CDS188
Chamber Music
ARGENTINA Saxismtango: Pasion Poetica Solo Musica
SM174
World
BACALOV, L.: Triple Concerto / Il Postino / PIAZZOLLA, A.: 3 Movimientos Sinfonicos, Buenos Aires / Oblivion Delos
DE3345
Orchestral
BALLADES FOR SAXOPHONE AND ORCHESTRA Naxos
8.557454
Concertos
BEST OF TIANWA YANG (THE) Naxos
8.578317
Concertos
BLAUTH, B.: Oboe Concertino / GINASTERA, A.: Pampeana No. 1 / Concerto per corde (Spiller, Hasaj) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90249
Concertos
Cello and Accordion Recital: Topalovic, Ana / Djoric, Nikola - BEETHOVEN, L. van / PURCELL, H. / BACH, J.S. / BARTÓK, B. / PIAZZOLLA, A. (Arcord) Orlando Records
OR0023
Chamber Music
Cello and Piano Recital: Murasaki Duo - CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M. / MARTINŮ, B. / GINASTERA, A. / PIAZZOLLA, A. / BRAHMS, J. (Duo Virtuoso) Delos
DE3480
Chamber Music
Cello Duet Arrangements (A Tale of Two Cellos) (Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber, Lenehan) Naxos
8.573251
Chamber Music
Cello Music - STROC, O. / SOKOLOV, N. / ANDERSON, L. / PIAZZOLLA, A. / DRABKINE, S. (Rastrelli Cello Quartet, Vol. 1) (Rastrelli Cello Quartet) Solo Musica
SM105
Instrumental
Cello Recital: Lysy, Antonio - GINASTERA, A. / BRAGATO, J. / GOLIJOV, O. / PIAZZOLLA, A. (Antonio Lysy at the Broad: Music from Argentina) Yarlung Records
YAR27517
Chamber Music
Chamber Music - BODOROVA, S. / KUKAL, O. / DUSEK, J. / PALKA, T. / KUCERA, J. / SHULMAN, A. (Crossover) (Venys, Epoque Quartet, Pavelka) ArcoDiva
UP0147-2
Chamber Music
Chamber Music - GERSHWIN, G. / BACH, J.S. / BOZZA, E. / WEILL, K. / MEYERS, A.B. / PIAZZOLLA, A. (Clair-Obscur Saxophone Quartet) Solo Musica
SM218
Chamber Music
Chamber Music - MÁRQUEZ, A. / KHACHATURIAN, A.I. / VILLA-LOBOS, H. / GERSHWIN, G. / FERK, M. / PIAZZOLLA, A. (Geography of Sound) (Trio KlaVis) Orlando Records
OR0020
Chamber Music
Chamber Music - RIIHIMAKI, J. / MONONEN, U. / PORTILLO DE LA LUZ, C. / KOREPTA, Z. (Tango Fuego) (Cayao) Oehms Classics
OC1812
Chamber Music
Chamber Music - VIVALDI, A. / PIAZZOLLA, A. (Ancora la brezza e L'Alba) (Bandini, F. Cerrato, S. Cerrato, Chiacchiaretta) Contrastes Records
Contrastes9201410
Chamber Music
CHOBANIAN: Sonics / MACHADO: Dancas populares Brasileiras BIS
BIS-CD-977
Chamber Music
CHRISTMAS - The Musical Advent Calendar 2012 (Jubliee Edition) SWR Classic
CD93.291
Chamber Music
CLAREMONT DUO: Divertimento Artek
AR-0015-2
Chamber Music
Clarinet Concert: Kriikku, Kari – DRASKOCZY, L. / CHAIM, O.B. / PANSERA, R. / PIAZZOLLA, A. / MEHANNA, H. / AL-SUMBATI, R. (Bizarre Bazaar) Ondine
ODE1140-2
Orchestral
Clarinet Ensemble Music - PIAZZOLLA, A. / HARBISON, J. / SCHULLER, G. / PERSICHETTI, V. (Schoen, Ardan, Morales, Paradise) (Clarinet Hive) Naxos
8.572264
Instrumental
Clarinet Recital: Frost, Martin - COPLAND, A. / BRAHMS, J. / FROST, G. / LUTOSLAWSKI, W. / PIAZZOLLA, A. / HILLBORG, A. (Dances to a Black Pipe) BIS
BIS-SACD-1863
Orchestral
DI MARINO, R.: Bandoneon Concerto / PIAZZOLLA, Á.: Oblivion / 5 Tango Sensations (Chiacchiaretta, Croatian Philharmonic, Vaupotić) Naxos
8.573315
Orchestral
Dorian Sampler, Vol. 6 (A Dorian Banquet) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90006
Orchestral
FEAST - THE MUSIC OF BILL DOUGLAS AND FRIENDS BIS
BIS-NL-CD-5012
Instrumental
Flute and Guitar Recital: Balint, Janos / Paulikovics, Pal - PIAZZOLLA, A. / VILLA-LOBOS, H. / RODRIGO, J. / MACHADO, C. / SHANKAR, R. Capriccio
C10498
Chamber Music
Flute and Harp Recital: Shulman, Nora / Loman, Judy - PIAZZOLLA, A. / LIEBERMANN, L. / SHAPOSHNIKOV, A. (20th Century Music for Flute and Harp) Naxos
9.70205
Chamber Music
FLUTE MOMENTS Naxos
8.557788
Chamber Music
GOTEBORG WIND ORCHESTRA: And There Was Music Swedish Society
SCD1152
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Grand Tango and Other Dances for Cello and Piano (Le) Naxos
8.550785
Chamber Music
Guitar Duo Recital: Katona Twins - PIAZZOLLA, A. / GRANADOS, E. / FALLA, M. de / MOZART, W.A. Solo Musica
SM215
Instrumental
Guitar Duo Recital: Siempre Nuevo - SCARLATTI, D. / BACH, J.S. / GRANADOS, E. / PIAZZOLLA, A. (… First Steps) ArcoDiva
UP0137-2
Instrumental
Guitar Music - PIAZZOLLA, A. / CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M. / FALLA, M. de / CONTRERAS, T. (Memorias I: El Guadalquivir Busca Al Greco) Contrastes Records
Contrastes12201302
Chamber Music
Guitar Recital: Coves, Vicente - PONCE, M.M. / ROMERO, C. / BROUWER, L. / MOREL, J. / BARRIOS MANGORE, A. (Latin-American Music for Guitar) Naxos
8.572527
Vocal
Guitar Recital: Fernandez, Eduardo - TIRAO / BARRIOS / PIAZZOLLA / MONTANA, G. / GUASTAVINO / RODRIGUEZ, M. Oehms Classics
OC547
Instrumental
Guitar Recital: Gorbach, Vladimir - PIAZZOLLA, A. / SCARLATTI, D. / GIULIANI, M. / ASENCIO, V. Naxos
8.573023
Instrumental
JACOB, G.: Tuba Suite / HINDEMITH: Tuba Sonata / SIVELOV: 3 Danzas BIS
BIS-CD-1585
Instrumental
KHACHATURIAN, A.I.: Piano Sonata / BARTOK, B.: Piano Sonata / PIAZZOLLA, A.: 3 Preludes (Waters) Divox
CDX-29103
Instrumental
KRONOS QUARTET - In Accord (PAL) Arthaus Musik
100050
Classical Documentary
LATIN AMERICAN GUITAR CLASSICS Naxos
8.570163-64
Instrumental, Chamber Music, Orchestral, Instrumental
Latin American Guitar Festival Naxos
8.550273
Instrumental
Latin American Guitar Music Naxos
8.557329
Instrumental
McCASLIN, Donny: Exile and Discovery Naxos Jazz
86014-2
Contemporary Jazz
MILHAUD, D.: Creation du monde (La) / WILLIAMS, J.: Catch Me If You Can (Delangle, Swedish Wind Ensemble, Lindberg) BIS
BIS-1640
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
MUSIC FOR FLUTE AND PERCUSSION, Vol. 1 - PIAZZOLLA, A. / LYSIGHT, M. / WILDER, A. (Grauwels, Simard) Naxos
8.557782
Chamber Music
Orchestral Music - GRIEG, E. / TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I. / SINISALO, H.-R. / KOMITAS, V. (Showpieces and Encores) (Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Orberlian) Delos
DE3284
Orchestral
PETRI, Michala / HANNIBAL, Lars: Siesta OUR Recordings
8.226900
Chamber Music
Piano Recital: Morgulis, Tali - VILLA-LOBOS, H. / GINASTERA, A. / PRADO, A. / PIAZZOLLA, A. (Archipelago of Light) Delos
DE3435
Instrumental
Piano Recital: Nohl, Katharina - BACH, J.S. / PIAZZOLLA, A. / MACDOWELL, E. / SATIE, E. (Creating Childhood) Oehms Classics
OC117
Instrumental
PIAZZOLLA, A.: 5 Tango Sensations Solo Musica
SM106
Chamber Music
PIAZZOLLA, A.: 5 Tango Sensations / Bandoneon Concerto / Hommage a Liege (Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Geringas) Delos
DE3349
Orchestral, Concertos
PIAZZOLLA, A.: Bandoneon Concerto / ROTA, N.: Concerto for Strings / WAXMAN, F.: Sinfonietta / HEIDEN, B.: Concertino for String Orchestra (Goritzki) Capriccio
C10565
Concertos
PIAZZOLLA, A.: Bandoneon Concerto, "Aconcagua" / Las 4 Estaciones Portenas / 2 Tangos / Oblivion (German Chamber Academy Neuss) Capriccio
C71022
Concertos, Orchestral
PIAZZOLLA, A.: Best Tangos (Delle-Vigne) Naxos
8.572331
Instrumental
PIAZZOLLA, A.: Cuatro Estaciones portenas (Las) / ITURRALDE, P.: Suite Hellenique (Four Seasons of Buenos Aires) (Italian Saxophone Quartet) Delos
DE3387
Chamber Music
PIAZZOLLA, A.: Flute and Guitar Music (Complete) (Gaido, Toepper) Naxos
8.554760
Instrumental, Chamber Music, Instrumental
PIAZZOLLA, A.: Grand Tango (Le) / HORN, M.: Variations on Libertango / Suite Troileana / Tren a Constitucion / Tormenta (Duo Villarceaux) Phoenix Edition
Phoenix119
Instrumental
PIAZZOLLA, A.: History of the Tango / 5 Piezas / 6 Etudes tanguistiques (Helasvuo, Savijoki) Ondine
ODE781-2
Instrumental, Chamber Music, Instrumental
PIAZZOLLA, A.: Marimba Arrangements (Piazzolla on Marimba) (Fumito Nunoya) Oehms Classics
OC1851
Chamber Music
PIAZZOLLA, A.: Orchestral Music - Libertango / Adios Nonino / Cierra tus ojos escucha / Revirado / Oblivion (Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Orbelian) Delos
DE3252
Orchestral
PIAZZOLLA, A.: Sinfonia Buenos Aires / Aconcagua / 4 Seasons of Buenos Aires (Binelli, Tianwa Yang, Nashville Symphony, Guerrero) Naxos
8.572271
Concertos, Orchestral, Concertos
PIAZZOLLA, A.: Suite for Oboe and String Orchestra / Las cuatro estaciones portenas / 2 Tangos / 2 Pieces / Tanti anni prima / Oblivion (Moglia) Capriccio
C10872
Orchestral, Concertos, Orchestral
PIAZZOLLA, A.: Suite Punta del Este / BRAGATO, J.: Graciela y Buenos Aires / ARIZAGA, R.: Passacaglia (Camerata Bariloche) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90201
Orchestral
PIAZZOLLA, A.: Tango Distinto (Liarmakopoulos) Naxos
8.572596
Chamber Music
PIAZZOLLA, A.: Tango Nuevo (T. Cotik, Tao Lin) Naxos
8.573166
Chamber Music
PIAZZOLLA, A.: Tangos for Violin, Brass Quintet and Percussion (Tacchi, Quintetto di Ottoni e Percussioni della Toscana) Naxos
8.572611
Chamber Music
PIAZZOLLA: 4 Estaciones Portenas (Las) (The 4 Seasons) / Adios Nonino / Le Grand Tango / Oblivion SWR Classic
CD93.205
Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music
PIAZZOLLA: 4 estaciones portenas (Las) / BROUWER: Acerca del cielo, el aire y la sonrisa / ASSAD, S.: Uarekena (EOS Guitar Quartet) Divox
CDX-25221-2
Chamber Music, Instrumental
PIAZZOLLA: Maria de Buenos Aires Dynamic
CDS185
Opera
PIAZZOLLA: Maria de Buenos Aires Suite / Verano Porteno / Milonga del Angel Naxos
8.570523
Chamber Music, Vocal, Chamber Music, Vocal
PIAZZOLLA: Retrato de Alfredo Gobbi / GUASTAVINO: Bailecito / FONTENLA: Atardecer en la sierra / GINASTERA: 3 Danzas argentinas Oehms Classics
OC204
Instrumental
PIAZZOLLA: Retrato de Alfredo Gobbi / GUASTAVINO: Bailecito / FONTENLA: Atardecer en la sierra / GINASTERA: 3 Danzas argentinas (Piazzini) Oehms Classics
OC112
Instrumental
PIAZZOLLA: Tangos (arr. for accordion quartet) Dynamic
CDS381
Chamber Music
READE, P.: Saxophone Quartet / FRANCAIX, J.: Petit quatuor / NAGLE, P.: Three Shades of Blues / NYMAN, M.: Songs for Tony (Italian Saxophone Quartet) Delos
DE3333
Instrumental, Contemporary Jazz, Instrumental
SOUNDS OF SUND (The) BIS
BIS-NL-CD-5030
Choral - Secular
TANGO - Café de los Maestros and Friends (NTSC) Accentus Music
ACC-20240
Classical Documentary
Tango Argentino Naxos
8.555721
Instrumental
Tango Arrangements - PIAZZOLLA, Á. / COBIÁN, J.C. / DEMARE, L. / GARDEL, C. / LINDBERG, C. / TROILO, A. (Trio Tangophoria) BIS
BIS-2108
Chamber Music
TANGO GOES SYMPHONY Naxos
8.557004
Orchestral
TANGO IN BLUE BIS
BIS-CD-1175
Orchestral
Tango Libre BIS
BIS-CD-907
Chamber Music
Tango music: TANGO FUTUR BIS
BIS-CD-1170
Chamber Music, Vocal
Trumpet Recital: Hardenberger, Hakan - PIAZZOLLA, A. / MITCHELL, J. / RODGERS, R. / SAINT-PREUX / LUNDGREN, J. (Both Sides Now) BIS
BIS-SACD-1814
Orchestral
Trumpet Recital: Hofbauer, Josef - ARUTIUNIAN, A. / PLANEL, R. / TORELLI, G. / HAYDN, J. / PIAZZOLLA, A. (My Favorite Trumpet Concertos) Solo Musica
SM234
Orchestral
TwoPianists Records: Impressions #1 TwoPianists
TP1039237
Orchestral
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY BAND: In The Spires Altissimo
75442270792
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES ARMY STRINGS: United States Army Strings Altissimo
75442261372
Chamber Music
VILLA-LOBOS, H.: Piano Trio No. 1 / PIAZZOLLA, A.: Las 4 estaciones portenas / BRUNO-VIDELA, L.: Yumba-Verwandlung (Villa-Lobos Trio) Oehms Classics
OC776
Chamber Music
Viola Music - TELEMANN, G.P. / WEINZIERL, M. von / BOWEN, Y. / BARTOK, B. / PIAZZOLLA, A. / NORTON, C. (Tertis Viola Ensemble) Oehms Classics
OC788
Instrumental
Violin and Guitar Recital: Rowland, Daniel / Mesirca, Alberto - PAGANINI, N. / GIULIANI, M. / FALLA, M. de / PIAZZOLLA, A. (Favorites) Orlando Records
OR0018
Chamber Music
Violin and Piano Recital: Koornhof, Piet / Walt, Truida van der - RACHMANINOV, S. / SCHOENFIELD, P. / WILLIAMS, J. / BOLCOM, W. (Remembrances) Delos
DE3476
Chamber Music
Violin Recital: Eichhorn, Friedemann - GERSHWIN, G. / KROLL, W. / FOSTER, S. / VIEUXTEMPS, H. / KORNGOLD, E.W. (Souvenir d'Amerique) Oehms Classics
OC861
Chamber Music
Violin Recital: Pine, Rachel Barton - ALBENIZ, R.B. / CORDERO, R. / ESPEJO, C. / QUIROGA, M. / YSAYE, E. / GONZALEZ, L.J. (Capricho Latino) Cedille
CDR90000-124
Instrumental
Violin Recital: Sporcl, Pavel - PIAZZOLLA, A. / VIVALDI, A. ArcoDiva
UP0024-2
Chamber Music
Violin Recital: Yang, Sinn - DEBUSSY, C. / SCHUBERT, F. / BARTOK, B. / WIDMANN, J. / PIAZZOLLA, A. Oehms Classics
OC729
Chamber Music
VIVALDI, A.: 4 Seasons (The) / PIAZZOLLA, A.: Las 4 Estaciones Porteñas (8 Jahreszeiten) (Migdal, German Chamber Orchestra) Solo Musica
SM235
Concertos
VIVALDI, A.: 4 Seasons (The) / PIAZZOLLA, A.: Las 4 Estaciones Portenas (8 Seasons) (Tianwa Yang, Ensemble Tianwa Yang, Klein) Naxos
8.551228
Concertos
VIVALDI, A.: 4 Seasons (The) / PIAZZOLLA, A.: Las 4 estaciones porteñas (arr. for violin and accordion) (Sinn Yang, Oeler) Oehms Classics
OC429
Chamber Music
VIVALDI, A.: 4 Seasons (The) / PIAZZOLLA, A.: Las 4 Estaciones Portenas (Vivaldi and Piazzolla, Seasons) (Rowland, Stellenbosch University Camerata) TwoPianists
TP1039015
Orchestral
VIVALDI, A.: Concertos for 2 Cellos (arr. J. Lloyd Webber) (Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Hofmann) Naxos
8.573374
Concertos
Vocal Recital: Houtzeel, Stephanie - MAHLER, G. / IVES, C. / GINASTERA, A. / BUCHARDO, C.L. / GUASTAVINO, C. / PIAZZOLLA, A. (Nostalgia) Capriccio
C5262
Vocal
Vocal Recital: Tamura, Asako - LORENC, M. / BACH, J.S. / GOUNOD, C.-F. / ALAIN, J. / SCHUBERT, F. / VAVILOV, V. (Jewels of Ave Maria) Naxos Japan
NYCC-27290
Vocal
WALDBUHNE IN BERLIN 1998 - Latin American Night (Williams, Barenboim) (PAL) Arthaus Musik
107168
Classical Concert
WALDBUHNE IN BERLIN 1998 - Latin American Night (Williams, Barenboim) (PAL) TDKDVD
DV-WBLAT
Classical Concert
Role: Non-Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
ARGENTINA Saxismtango: Pasion Poetica Solo Musica
SM174
World
ARROYO, Marcela: New Tango Songbook Solo Musica
88843021572
Pop and Rock
GRUSSNER, Johanna: Come Rain or Come Shine Prophone
PCD102
Contemporary Jazz
SUPER GUITAR TRIO AND FRIENDS IN CONCERT (THE) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
107041
Jazz DVD




 
 
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