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Donald Macleod evaluates the impact that studying with the famous French pedagogue Nadia Boulanger in Paris had on Piazzolla's compositional direction.

Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Astor Piazzolla. He evaluates the impact that studying with the famous French pedagogue Nadia Boulanger in Paris had on Piazzolla's compositional direction. When he played her one of his tango compositions, Triunfal, she immediately identified where the Argentinian composer's special talent lay. It was not, as he had thought, through classical composition but in the tango world of his heritage.

Piazzolla, arr. Jaurena: Preparense
Raul Jaurena (Bandoneon)
Giora Feidman (clarinet)
South West German Chamber Orchestra
Vladislav Czarnecki (conductor)
Warner 0927 495052, Tr 3

Buenos Aires (1st mvt)
Wurttembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen
Gabriel Castagna (conductor)
Chandos Chan 10419, Tr 1

Triunfal
Gary Burton (vibraphone)
Fernando Suarez-Paz (violin)
Marcelo Nisinman (bandoneon)
Horacio Malvicino (guitar)
Makoto Ozone (piano)
Hector Console (bass)
Concord Jazz CCD-4793-2, Tr 6

Piazzolla, arr. Augustin Carlevaro: Chau Paris
David Tanenbaum (guitar)
New Albion NA 065CD, Tr 1

Tango Ballet (transcr. for violin and string orchestra)
Gidon Kremer (violin)
Kremerata Baltica
Teldec 3984226612, Trs 1-6

Tres minutos con la realidad
Astor Piazzolla, Daniel Binelli (bandoneons)
Gerardo Gandini (piano)
Horacio Malvicino (guitar)
Jose Bragato (cello)
Hector Console (bass)
Intuition INT 30792, Tr 5

Adios Nonino
Astor Piazzolla (bandoneon)
Dante Amicarelli (piano)
Antonio Agri (violin)
Kicho Diaz (bass)
Oscar Lopez Ruiz (guitar)
Trova JWCD-5002, Tr 1.

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