Piazzolla CD Compilation

Piazzolla CD Compilation


Notes on Format: With Piazzolla, there have been numerous editions of the same record, or worse yet, a huge number of re-releases with all the possible combinations of songs and compositions. Therefore, this list contains a lot of duplicates. Following each title, I have listed the record label, year and country of edition. The same record may have been released in other countries. As you know, many of the Piazzolla editions (especially those from the Italian period) are short on details and liner notes, but I have included some notes for each CD to help you gage the period and style of the music. I hope this is a helpful reference to other Piazzolla lovers and collectors around the world.


Notes on Organization: All classifications are arbitrary. Dealing with something as complex and multi-faceted as Piazzolla's music a classification is nearly impossible. However, for the purposes of this compilation I tried to find a method to organize the list. The classification below is my subjective way of capturing stylistic and period groupings. The years listed are just for rough reference as some of these 'styles' co-existed in time.


Credits/Acknowledgments
Last Updated on May 30/1998 - Please note that I am not updating this specific page anymore, all the data contained herein, as well as all new entries, are now being transfered to the database. As of September 7, 1998 I have moved about a third of this compilation to the database (the top third). The rest will follow.

César A. Luongo


Astor Piazzolla by Astor Piazzolla

  1. The 'Traditional' Piazzolla (1940-1955)
  2. Piazzolla in Paris (1955)
  3. Piazzolla in the US (1958)
  4. The 'New' Piazzolla and the Octet (1956-1959)
  5. The Quintet (First Incarnation) (1960-1970)
  6. Piazzolla/Ferrer and Other Works with Singers (1963-1972 and later)
  7. The Nonet and the 'Italian' Period (1972-1978)
  8. Astor and the Movies (Soundtracks) (All periods)
  9. The Quintet (Second Incarnation) (1979-1991)
  10. The 'Classical' Piazzolla (All periods)
  11. Selections (CDs covering more than one period or style) (All periods)

Piazzolla Compositions Played by Other Musicians

  1. Classical Arrangements: Orchestras, String Ensembles, and Others
  2. Tango and New Tango Groups
  3. Jazz Groups and Sax Ensembles
  4. Singers and Choral Groups
  5. Piazzolla on Guitar (solo, duo, groups)
  6. Piazzolla on Piano and Keyboards (solo, duo)
  7. Piazzolla on Bandoneon or Accordion (solo, duo, etc.)
  8. Piazzolla on Other Instruments (bass, etc.)
  9. Duos (Guitar/Bandoenon, Guitar/Flute, Etc.)
  10. CDs with Mixed Groups/Styles (The 'Other' Category)

Compositions in Honor of Piazzolla

  1. Groups, Singers, Etc.

Astor Piazzolla by Astor Piazzolla

The 'Traditional' Piazzolla


This covers roughly the 1940-1955 period in which a young Piazzolla stayed close to traditional (dancing) tango, playing with others or directing his own 'orquesta tipica', usually featuring a singer. Highlights of this period are his passage with the Anibal Troilo Orchestra (as composer and arranger), and as the director of the Francisco Fiorentino Orchestra.

Note: After Piazzolla left Anibal Troilo's orchestra, he directed and arranged for Francisco Fiorentino's orchestra. That body of work was originally issued in 12 78rpm format discs. The following three CDs include some of those songs. Orchestra was composed of: Francisco Fiorentino (vo); Astor Piazzolla, Angel Genta, Roberto di Filippo, Fernando Tell (bn); Hugo Baralis, Ernesto Gianni, Juan Bibiloni, Oscar Lucero (vn); Carlos Figari (p); Angel Molo (vc); Pepe Diaz or Valenti'n Andreotta (b). Recording dates for this material: from 'Corrientes y Esmeralda' & 'Si se salva el pibe' (09-05-1945) to 'En carne propia' & 'Otros tiempos y otros hombres' (21-05-1946). (Notes by Mitsumasa Saito).

The following titles are part of the Fiorentino/Piazzolla work but are not edited in CD:

  1. Si se salva el pibe
  2. Diez an~os pasan
  3. En las noches
  4. La chiflada (instrumental) (not edited in LP either)
  5. Seis dias
  6. Dolor de tango
  7. Amigazo
  8. Color de rosa (instrumental)
  9. Burbujas
  10. Quien...te ha traido

Francisco Fiorentino con Orquesta dirigida por Astor Piazzolla. 1945-1946 (El Bandoneon EB-CD-7, year?, Spain)
Issued together with Nelly Omar con Francisco Canaro y su Orquesta Tipica.

  1. Viejo ciego
  2. Volvio una noche
  3. Soy una fiera
  4. Otros tiempos y otros hombres
  5. En carne propia
  6. Cotorrita de la suerte
  7. Nos encontramos al pasar
  8. De vuelta la bulin
  9. Corrientes y Esmeralda


Francisco Fiorentino con Orquesta Dirigida por Astor Piazzolla (EMI/Pampa 8 35746 2, 1995, Argentina)*
A slightly more complete compilation as the CD above. Contains:

  1. Viejo ciego
  2. Tomo y obligo (not indicated but arr./dir.by I.Spitalnik. not Piazzolla)
  3. De vuelta al bulin
  4. Otros tiempos, otros hombres
  5. Ensueño (not indicated but arr./dir.by I.Spitalnik. not Piazzolla)
  6. Maria
  7. Soy una fiera
  8. Cotorrita de la suerte
  9. Volvio una noche
  10. En carne propia
  11. Fruta amarga
  12. Rosa de otoño
  13. Oro falso
  14. Corrientes y Esmeralda

Various Artists
12 valsecitos inolvidables (EMI 8 27830 2, 1993, Argentina)
It includes from the Fiorentino/Piazzolla collaboration : El trovero (Yo te imploro).

After working for Fiorentino, Piazzolla decided to start his own orchestra. Between 1946 and 1948 he released 16 78rpm discs which have been compiled in this and next CD. (Notes by Anibal Cravchik)


Astor Piazzolla y su Orquesta Tipica-'El Desbande'. 1947 (El Bandoneon EB-CD-2, 1989, Spain)*
Because the recordings span a two year period the orchestra line-up is not the same on all tracks, however the musicians are (thanks Mitsumasa for the info): Astor Piazzolla:1st bandoneon, arranger, and director, Roberto di Filippo andLeopoldo Federico: 2nd bandoneon, Isidoro Sallago and Abelardo Alfonsín: 3rd bandoneon, Vicente Toppi and Jorge Luongo (my long lost uncle? :-) : 4th bandoneon, Hugo Baralis: 1st violin, Andres Ribas: 2nd violin, Rodolfo Fernandez and Carmelo Caballaro: 3rd violin, Victorio Casagrande: viola, Angel Molo and Jose Federighi: violoncello, Atilio Stampone: piano, Valentín Andreotta: bass, Aldo Campoamor, Hector Insua, and Alberto Fontan Luna: vocals.

  1. El desbande
  2. Como abrazado a un rencor
  3. El rápido
  4. Tiernamente
  5. La rayuela
  6. Solo se quiere una vez
  7. Orgullo criollo
  8. El milagro
  9. Che Bartolo
  10. Haragán
  11. El recodo
  12. Tapera
  13. Tu pálido final
  14. Ahi va el dulce


Astor Piazzolla y su Orquesta Tipica-'Se Armó'. 1946-1948 (El Bandoneon EB-CD-31, year?, Spain)*
  1. Se armó
  2. Adiós, marinero
  3. Quejas de bandoneón
  4. Se fur sin decirme adiós
  5. El pillete
  6. Taconeando
  7. De mi bandoneón
  8. Ojos tristes
  9. Chiclana
  10. Cargamento
  11. Inspiración
  12. Republica Argentina
  13. Villeguita
  14. Tierra querida
  15. Pigmalión
  16. Todo corazón
  17. Cafetín de Buenos Aires
  18. En la huella del adiós


De mi Bandoneon (EMI 8 32311-2, 1995, Argentina)*
An Argentinian re-issue containing a subset of the 1946-48 production on the two CDs listed above. Contains:

  1. Inspiración
  2. Taconeando
  3. Orgullo Criollo
  4. La rayuelaSe fur sin decirme adiós
  5. Tierra querida
  6. El recodo
  7. De mi bandoneón
  8. Ahi va el dulce
  9. Quejas de bandoneón
  10. El desbande
  11. El pillete
  12. Chiclana
  13. Villeguita
  14. Se armó
  15. Todo corazón
  16. El rápido

Note: The following two CDs belong here stylistically but were actually recorded and issued years later. Recorded and released in 1966 by Polydor-Argentina. Even though Piazzolla was working with the quintet by then, these recordings feature Piazzolla with a string orchestra recreating many of the traditional tangos he played 20 years earlier (now with a better sound quality). The musicians credits are from the original LPs (thanks Mitsumasa).


La Historia del Tango, vol. I - La Guardia Vieja (Polydor 314 511 638-2, 1994, USA)* Personnel: Osvaldo Manzi, piano; Antonio Agri, violin; Oscar Lopez Luiz, guitarra electrica; Quicho Diaz, contrabajo; Astor Piazzolla, bandoneon y orquestaciones; 12 violines; 4 cellos; 4 violas; vibrafono; campanelli; xilofono y voz soprano.


  1. El choclo
  2. Ojos negros
  3. La cumparsita
  4. La cachila
  5. La maleva
  6. Mi noche triste
  7. Sentimiento gaucho
  8. Nunca tuvo novio
  9. Entre sueños
  10. Quejas de bandonenon
  11. Alma de bohemio
  12. A media luz


La Historia del Tango, vol. II - La Epoca Romantica (Polydor 314 511 639-2, 1994, USA)* Personnel: Osvaldo Manzi, piano; Antonio Agri, violin; Oscar Lopez Ruiz, guitarra electrica; Kicho Diaz, contrabajo; Astor Piazzolla, bandoneon y arreglos. En "Boedo", solos de violin por Hugo Baralis, Enrique M.Francini y Antonio Agri. En "Recuerdo", solo de violoncello por Jose Bragato


  1. Taconenando
  2. Griseta
  3. Los mareados
  4. Loca bohemia
  5. Recuerdo
  6. Boedo
  7. En las sombras
  8. Pampero
  9. La revancha
  10. Noche de amor


Piazzolla in Paris


This covers roughly the 1954-1956 period in which Piazzolla lived in Paris as a student of composition under Nadia Boulanger. This is the period in which classical influences started to strongly flavor his music. He begins experimenting with string arrangements and makes a series of records while in Paris (recently compiled and issued in a single CD - see below). Most of the compositions (sheet music) from this period have been recently re-issued by Editions Universelles.


Astor Piazzolla - Paris 1955, ses premiers enregistrements (Sono Punch Records/Editions Universelles, 1996, France)*
Astor Piazzolla with the Orchestra of L'Opera de Paris and Martial Solal on piano. This is his complete (at least all that survived) recorded work while in Paris now re-issued as a single volume by Editions Universelles. Contains (original label in parenthesis):

  1. Nonino (Barclay)
  2. Chau Paris (Vogue)
  3. Tzigane Tango (Vogue)
  4. Bando (Vogue)
  5. Preparense (Festival)
  6. S.V.P. (Festival)
  7. Imperial (Festival)
  8. Guardia Nueva (Barclay)
  9. Contrastes (Barclay)
  10. Marron y Azul (Festival)
  11. Rio Sena (Barclay)
  12. Luz y Sombra (Vogue)
  13. Sens Unique (Vogue)
  14. Picasso (Vogue)
  15. Estamos Listos (Vogue)
  16. Mi Tentacion (Vogue)

All compositions by Piazzolla except 15 by Burli and 16 by Chiloe-Moranes.


Astor Piazzolla et Compagnie (Vogue VG 671 670086, 1988, France)*
A French compilation that contains the following (the years are those indicated in the CD as those of original publication, however, the years for the Piazzolla songs obviously refer to the year of publication of the compilation LP, not the recording which is 1955):

1. Estamos listos (Burli) by Astor Piazzolla (1975)
2. Bando (Piazzolla) by Astor Piazzolla (1975)
3. Nonino (sic) (Piazzolla) by Rodolfo Nerone (1957)
4. Clara bien milonga (Spitalnick) by Rodolfo Nerone (1957)
5. Sens unique (Piazzolla) by Astor Piazzolla (1975)
6. Mi Buenos Aires querido (Gardel) by Ernesto Rondo (1957)
7. Por mi cabeza (sic) (Gardel) by Ernesto Rondo (1957)
8. Picasso (Piazzolla) by Astor Piazzolla (1975)
9. Mi tentacion (Chiloe-Moranez) by Astor Piazzolla (1975)
10. Celestino Ferrer (Nerone) by Rodolfo Nerone (1957)
11. Astorpia (Nussoti) by Rodolfo Nerone (1957)
12. Luz y sombra (Piazzolla) by Astor Piazzolla (1969)
13. Volver (Libersel-Desbois) by Ernesto Rondo (1957)
14. Cuesta abajo (Gardel-Lepera) by Ernesto Rondo (1957)
15. Chau Paris (Piazzolla) by Astor Piazzolla (1975)
16. Tzigane Tango (Piazzolla) by Astor Piazzolla (1975)


Piazzolla in the United States


This covers just two records made in the US by Piazzolla in 1957. The following notes are by Mitsumasa Saito (who wrote the liner notes for the Japanese re-issue - Thanks Mitsumasa!):

Take me dancing!/The Latin Rhythms of Astor Piazola & his Quintet - Personel: Astor Piazzolla (bn,arr,dir), Al Caiola (g), Eddie Costa (vib), Chet Amsterdam (b), Carlos Rauch (p)(maybe), Johnny Pacheco (perc)(maybe). Tito Puente said in an interview,'I joined the recording of Piazzolla's "Take me dancing" with George Duvivier ,bassist'. Tito Puente may play vibes on some of the tracks. Recorded in New York City 1959. Produced by Ralph Seijo. Original issue:Tico LP 1066 (mono)/SLP 1066 (stereo), 1959, USA

Evening in Buenos Aires - Recorded in New York City 1959 after the recording of "Take me dancing" and planned to be release under the catalog no. LP 1065, but never released. The Japanese issue is the first edition of the recording. This is a more traditional tango recording. Personnel unknown.


Take Me Dancing!/The Latin Rhythms of Astor Piazola (sic) & his Quintet (P-Vine/Blues Interactions PCD-2877, 1994, Japan)*
A true rarity, a Japanese re-issue of a 1959 record made by Piazzolla in New York apparently for exclusive consumption in the US market. The original cover and liner notes are in English and are as corny as it can be. Aside from mispelling Piazola (sic) throughout, they include no information about the musicians. The quintet composition is rather odd: Piazzolla on bandoneon, plus guitar, piano, vibes, and guiro/bongos. All the arrangements are patterned after the mambo/bolero craze of the 50s. The selection of tunes is also odd for Piazzolla. The bonus track La Coquette appears to come from a 45rpm single and is the theme for the movie Rio (year?), an F. Gonzaga forro featuring a clarinet solo and with an accordion/bandoneon in the rhythm section apparently played by Piazzolla.

1. Laura (Mercer-Raksin)
2. Triunfal (A.P.)
3. Oscar Peterson (A.P.)
4. April in Paris (Duke-Harburg)
5. Boricua (A.P.)
6. Show off (Para lucirse) (A.P.)
7. Lullaby of Birdland (Shearing)
8. Plus Ultra (A.P.)
9. Dedita (A.P.)
10. Sophisticated Lady (Ellington-Mills-Parish)
11. Counterpoint (Contratiempo) (A.P.)
12. Something strange (Presantania) (A.P.)
13. La Coquette (from "Rio") (Gonzaga)


Astor Piazzolla & His Orchestra/Evening in Buenos Aires (P-Vine/Blues Interactions PCD-2885, 1994, Japan)*
Another Japanese re-issue of a record made by Piazzolla apparently for exclusive consumption in the US market. Never released (first release in Japanese CD re-issue), Personnel unknown.

1. Jealousy (Celos)
2. Adios muchachos
3. Orchids in the moonlight
4. El choclo
5. A media luz (dim light)
6. Nieblas del Riachuelo
7. Nostalgias
8. Porque (why)
9. El dia que me quieras
10. Derecho viejo
11. Sus ojos se cerraron
12. When I go walking in the rain


The 'New' Piazzolla and the Octet


This covers roughly the period 1956 (return from Paris) and 1960 (beginning of the quintet).


Adios Nonino (Diapason DP 155202/MH 10049-2, 1991, USA)*
These are my notes, this CD contains no information. Tracks 2,3,4,6,7,8,9,11 were recorded in 1957 in Montevideo, Uruguay, for the label Antar-Telefunken. That explains Piazzolla composing/playing a 'candombe' (Yo Soy el Negro). The original Uruguayan release was a 7-inch 33 rpm LP titled "Lo que Vendra". Personnel on those tracks is A. Piazzolla: bandoneon, Elvino Vardaro: violin, Jaime Gosis: piano, Jose Bragato: cello, Juan Vasallo: bass, and Jorge Sobral: voice, plus "String Orchestra". Tracks 1 and 5 were also recorded in Montevideo for Antar-Telefunken. Personnel are (according to liner notes of CD below): A. Piazzolla: bandoneon, E. Vardaro: violin, J. Gosis: piano, Quicho Diaz: bass, Jorge Lopez Ruiz (sic): guitar (actually Oscar Lopez Ruiz), and Hector de Rosas: voice. According to the discography compiled by Diana Piazzolla these two tracks were recorded in 1959 or 1960 (most likely) during the second 'Montevideo Sessions'. Tracks 10 and 12 are hard to place. They are probably from that second 'Montevideo Session' also. The version of Bando is by quintet and definitely different from both the Paris version and the 1960 quintet version in 'Piazzolla interpreta Piazzolla' (see below). Contrastes is difficult to place, it is different from the 1955 version, and it does not appear on any other LP of the 1957-1960 period. The fact that it appears at the end of a selection (see below) which includes the 1957 "Lo que vendra" leads me to believe that it is an unreleased track belonging to the 1957 recording.

1. Adios Nonino
2. La Cachila
3. Noche de Amor
4. Lo que vendra
5. Triunfal
6. Miedo
7. Sensiblero
8. Tres Minutos con la Realidad
9. Yo soy el Negro
10. Bando
11. La tarde del Adios
12. Contrastes

Piazzolla-Salgan-Rivero-De Rosas (Diapason DP 155218, 1992, Argentina)*
It contains material from more 'Montevideo Sessions' for label Antar-Telefunken by Piazzolla (Hector De Rosas singing) and Salgan (Edmundo Rivero singing). The liner notes place these sessions in 1957, however they appeared on an LP released in 1960. If the recordings are from 1959/1960 or left over from the 1957 sessions it is not clear. If they are from 1957 then this version of Adios Nonino is the first one on record. This CD contains 8 songs, those by Piazzolla are: Por la Vuelta, Triunfal, Nostalgias, and Adios Nonino. See CD above for musicians.


A. Piazzolla (Music Hall MH 10.003-2, 1988, USA)*
(the first 10 songs also issued as "Coleccion de Oro" Music Hall 1516-2, 1994, Argentina)*
This CD compiles two 1957 recordings into a single CD. Tracks 1-10 constitute the LP "Tangos in HI-FI" (Argentina, 1957). Personnel on those tracks is A. Piazzolla: bandoneon, Elvino Vardaro: violin, Jaime Gosis: piano, Jose Bragato: cello, Juan Vasallo: bass, and Jorge Sobral: voice, plus "String Orchestra". Tracks 11-15 come from the LP "Lo que Vendra" (Uruguay, 1957), same personnel as above. Contrastes (Track 16) is not included in either LP but it probably comes from the 'Montevideo Sessions'.

  1. Tango del Angel
  2. Melancolico Buenos Aires
  3. Loca Bohemia
  4. Siempre Paris
  5. Tres Minutos con la Realidad
  6. La Cumparsita
  7. Fuimos
  8. Del Bajo Fondo
  9. Inspiracion
  10. Preparense
  11. Lo que Vendra
  12. Miedo (Fear)
  13. Yo soy el negro
  14. Sensiblero
  15. La tarde del adios
  16. Contrastes


A. Piazzolla/Octeto Buenos Aires (ans Records ans 15275-2, 1995, USA)*
This is the first LP by the octet (1957) reissued in it entirety as CD. A. Piazzolla, bandoneon; Enrique Martin Francini, violin; Atilio Stampone, piano; Leopoldo Federico, bandoneon; Hugo Baralis, violin; Horacio Malvicino, guitar; Jose Bragato, violoncello; Juan Vasallo, bass.

  1. Haydee
  2. Marron y azul
  3. Los mareados
  4. Neotango
  5. El marne
  6. Anone
  7. El entrerriano
  8. Tangology
  9. El arrabal
  10. A fuego lento


There are many re-issues of this octet record, among them: Argentinissimo (SonoAmerica 8015, 1994, Country?)* and Tangology (Replay Music RSCD 8017, year?, Italy)* - Beware of this CD, it is an Italian bootleg sold and labeled as the octet 'live' at the Viejo Almacen. However, it is EXACTLY the same octet record as above but with such a poor sound quality that they had to market it as live (and it is missing a track to top it). Shame on the Italians.


Piazzolla o no? Bailable y Apiazolado. (RCA/BMG ECD 50612, year?, Argentina)*
A reissue of a 1961 (recorded 1959/1960) album (tracks 1-12), the first Piazzolla did for RCA. It was mostly Piazzolla interpreting classical tangos (only Preparense and Triunfal were his compositions). The last four songs (13-16) are from a 1962 single and were not part of the original LP. The Quintet: A. Piazzolla, bandoneon, Elvino Vardaro: violin, Jaime Gosis, piano, Quicho Diaz, bass, Jorge Lopez Ruiz, guitar (sic, actually Oscar Lopez Ruiz), Nelly Vazquez, vocals (1-12), Hector de Rosas, vocals (13-16).

  1. Prepárense
  2. Tierrita
  3. Maria
  4. Bandoneón arrabalero
  5. Mi redención
  6. Don Juan
  7. El arranque
  8. Chiqué
  9. Triunfal
  10. La casita de mis viejos
  11. Cristal
  12. Quejas de bandoneón
  13. Enamorado estoy
  14. Cuesta abajo
  15. Sur
  16. Malena


The Quintet (First Incarnation)


This roughly covers the Sixties and Piazzolla's work with the first quintet.


Ensayos (Jazz & Fusion JF 9503, 1995, Argentina)*
This is a mono recording (on a Geloso 150) of a quintet rehearsal/intimate concert done at the living room of Dr. Eduardo Lagos in Buenos Aires sometime in late 1960 or early 1961. It represents one of the first documents of the quintet. A. Piazzolla: bandoneon, Elvino Vardaro: violin, Jaime Gosis: piano, Horacio Malvicino: guitar, Kicho Diaz: bass, Nelly Vasquez: voice (on tracks 11,12). Contains:

  1. Contrabajeando
  2. Lo que Vendra
  3. Intimidad del Ensayo (background noise)
  4. Tango para una Ciudad
  5. Bando
  6. Tres Minutos con la Realidad
  7. Melancolico Buenos Aires
  8. Triunfal
  9. Nonino
  10. Adios Nonino
  11. Cristal
  12. Uno


Piazzolla interpreta a Piazzolla. (RCA/BMG ECD 1030, year?, Argentina)*
A companion album to "Piazzolla o No?..." one issued in 1961 by RCA. This one was made up of mostly Piazzolla compositions. The quintet (for tracks 1-12): A. Piazzolla, bandoneon, Simon Bajour, violin, Jaime Gosis, piano, Kicho Diaz, bass, Horacio Malvicino, guitar. Tracks 13-14 were recorded in 1970 and are a bandoneon duo Piazzolla/Troilo.

  1. Adiós Nonino
  2. Berretín
  3. Contrabajeando
  4. Tanguísimo
  5. Decarisimo
  6. Lo que vendrá
  7. La calle 92
  8. Calambre
  9. Los poseidos
  10. Nonino
  11. Bando
  12. Guitarrazo
  13. Volver
  14. El motivo

Note: The following 7 CD entries are reissues by Columbia/Sony-Argentina of 3 records Piazzolla did for Columbia in 1962-63: "Nuestro Tiempo", "Tango para una Ciudad" (both with the Quintet), and "Tango Contemporaneo" (with the "New" Octet). The CD reissues are all mixed up, in all possible combinations and sequences, even with inclusions of odd material that is not even played by Piazzolla (see "Todo Piazzolla") and with the complete absence of liner notes. It took Sony 7 CDs to reissue 3 LPs and even then two songs from those are absent and unavailable on CD, Rosa Rio (by Piazzolla and J.C. Lamadrid) and Requiem para un Malandra (by Astor and Diana Piazzolla with Alfredo Alcon reciting). On my book the Sony Music-Argentina producers who did this deserve a long jail sentence (or worse).


Tiempo Nuevo (Columbia/Sony Music 2-470061, 1992, Argentina)*
A selection from the early quintet period (Nuevo Tango Quintet).

  1. Nuestro tiempo
  2. Buenos Aires hora cero
  3. Introduccon al angel
  4. Los mareados
  5. Revirado
  6. Lo que vendra
  7. Tango para una ciudad (1ra parte)
  8. Tango para una ciudad (2da parte)
  9. Simple
  10. Extasis

Todo Piazzolla (Columbia/Sony Music 2-484601, 1997, Argentina)*
A two CD set covering (mostly) the 1962-63 period and containing:

CD1

  1. Nuestro Tiempo
  2. Simple
  3. Los mareados
  4. Milonga Triste
  5. Tango para una Ciudad (Part 1)
  6. Tango para una Ciudad (Part 2)
  7. Cafetin de Buenos Aires
  8. Extasis
  9. Buenos Aires Hora Cero
  10. Fracanapa
  11. Lo que Vendra
  12. Divagacion
  13. Introduccion a Heroes y Tumbas (the great Ernesto Sabato reading)

CD2
  1. Noposepe
  2. Ciudad Triste
  3. Sideral
  4. Recuerdos de Bohemia/Milonguita
  5. Fuimos
  6. Decarisimo (by Leopoldo Federico and Orchestra)
  7. Chiquilin de Bachin (Piazzolla/Ferrer sung by Amelita Baltar and orchestra)
  8. La Bicicleta Blanca (Piazzolla/Ferrer sung by Amelita Baltar and orchestra)
  9. La Ultima Grela (Piazzolla/Ferrer sung by Amelita Baltar and orchestra)
  10. Preludio para el Año 3001 (Piazzolla/Ferrer sung by Amelita Baltar and orchestra)
  11. Adios Nonino (by Leopoldo Federico and Orchestra)
  12. Tango del Angel (by Leopoldo Federico and Orchestra)
  13. Balada para un Loco (Piazzolla/Ferrer sung by Amelita Baltar and orchestra)


Frente a Frente: Piazzolla/Stampone (Microfon/Sony Music 2-478830, 1996, Argentina)*
A two CD set, one containg all Atilio Stampone, the other all Piazzolla (a selection from teh 1962-63 period). The Piazzolla CD contains:

  1. Los mareados
  2. Adios Nonino (by Cacho Tirao)
  3. Buenos Aires Hora Cero
  4. Fracanapa
  5. Simple
  6. Extasis
  7. Ciudad Triste
  8. El Mundo de los Dos
  9. Imagenes 676
  10. Cafetin de Buenos Aires

Leyendas (Columbia/Sony Music 2-478708, 1995, Argentina)*
A compilation CD covering (mostly) the 1962-63 period and containing:

  1. Lo que vendra
  2. Divagacion
  3. Imagenes 676
  4. Sin retorno
  5. Simple
  6. Revirado
  7. Extasis
  8. Los Mareados
  9. Todo Fue
  10. Cafetin de Buenos Aires
  11. Introduccion al Angel
  12. Milonga Triste

Los Mas Grandes Exitos (Columbia/Sony Music 2-470163, 1990, Argentina)*
A compilation CD covering (mostly) the 1962-63 period and containing:

  1. Lo que vendra
  2. Milonga triste
  3. Los mareados
  4. Balada para un Loco (by Amelita Baltar)
  5. Cafetin de Buenos Aires
  6. Adios Nonino (by Cacho Tirao)
  7. Maquillaje
  8. Sideral
  9. Buenos Aires Hora Cero
  10. Fracanapa

La Historia de un Idolo - Volumen 1 (Columbia/Sony Music 2-461659, 1990, Argentina)*
A compilation CD covering (mostly) the 1962-63 period and containing:

  1. Tango para una Ciudad (Part 1)
  2. Tango para una Ciudad (Part 2)
  3. Extasis
  4. Divagacion
  5. Iracundo
  6. Lo que Vendra
  7. Sideral
  8. Cafetin de Buenos Aires
  9. Ciudad Triste
  10. Noposepe

La Historia de un Idolo - Volumen 2 (Columbia/Sony Music 2-461660, 1995, Argentina)*
A compilation CD covering (mostly) the 1962-63 period and containing:

  1. Nuestro Tiempo
  2. Introduccion al Angel
  3. Muerte del Angel
  4. Simple
  5. Sin Retorno
  6. Los Mareados
  7. Imagenes 676
  8. Fracanapa
  9. Revirado
  10. Buenos Aires Hora Cero

Note: The following 6-CD box from Sony Music-Japan is the antithesis of what Columbia/Sony-Argentina did (see above). This is what every re-issue on CD should be, a true example. 6 LPs re-issued in 6 CDs with the same tracking, with the exact reproduction of the original cover, in a box, with a booklet with pictures and superb liner notes by Mitsumasa Saito. This is painful to say for a "rioplatense" like myself, but if it weren't for the Japanese record labels, the Piazzolla legacy would be lost in great measure. Arigato Mitsumasa!

Todo Piazzolla en la Casa Epic (Sony Music ESCA 6710-6715, 1997, Japan)*
A 6-CD box set with liner notes by Mitsumasa Saito and capturing the totality of Piazzolla's work for the CBS (Epic) label. The individual records and tracking are as follows:

CD1 - "Nuestro Tiempo", A. Piazzolla y su quinteto "Nuevo Tango" (1962)

  1. Introduccion al angel
  2. Muerte del angel
  3. Milonga triste
  4. Sin retorno
  5. Imagenes 676
  6. Nuestro tiempo
  7. Rosa Rio
  8. Simple
  9. Todo fue
  10. Los mareados

CD2 - "Tango para una Ciudad", A. Piazzolla y su quinteto "Nuevo Tango" (1963)

  1. Tango para una ciudad (1a parte)
  2. Tango para una ciudad (2a parte)
  3. Cafetin de Buenos Aires
  4. Iracundo
  5. Extasis
  6. Revirado
  7. El mundo de los dos
  8. Buenos Aires hora cero
  9. Maquillaje
  10. Fracanapa

CD3 - "Tango Contemporaneo", Astor Piazzolla y su Nuevo Octeto (1963)

  1. Lo que vendra
  2. Divagacion
  3. Introduccion a Heroes y Tumbas
  4. Noposepe
  5. Ciudad triste
  6. Sideral
  7. Requiem para un malandra
  8. Recuerdos de bohemia - Milonguita

CD4 - "Amelita Baltar Interpreta a Piazzolla y Ferrer", Amelita Baltar (1970)
  1. Preludio para el año 3001
  2. Preludio para la Cruz del Sur
  3. Preludio para un canillita
  4. Balada para un loco
  5. Balada para mi muerte
  6. Balada para él
  7. Chiquilin de bachin

CD-5 - "La bicicleta blanca", Amelita Baltar (1971)

  1. La bicicleta blanca
  2. Fabula para Gardel
  3. La ultima grela
  4. Te quiero, che!
  5. Juanito Laguna ayuda a su madre
  6. Milonga en ay menor
  7. Cancion de la venusinas

CD6 - "Bonus Tracks"
  1. Cafetin de Buenos Aires
  2. Margarita Gauthier
  3. Fuimos
  4. Griseta
  5. Balada para un loco
  6. Chiquilin de bachin
  7. Yo soy vos
  8. Fuimos
1-4 = Roberto Yanes canta Tangos con Astor Piazzolla y su Orquesta (1963)
5-6 = Amelita Baltar (1969, single version)
7 = Amelita Baltar (previously unreleased)
8 = A. Piazzolla y su quinteto "Nuevo Tango" (previously unreleased)


Introduccion al Angel, Vol. 1 (Melopea Discos CDMSE 5041, 1993, Argentina)*
Recorded 'live' at the Auditorium of Radio Municipal in Buenos Aires, July/August/September 1963. Astor Piazzolla: bandoneon, Antonio Agri: violin, Jaime Gosis: piano, Oscar Lopez Ruiz: guitar, and Quicho (sic) Diaz: bass.


1. Introduccion al angel
2. La muerte del angel
3. Buenos Aires hora 0
4. La calle 92
5. Adios Nonino
6. Franacapa
7. Chique
8. Preparense
9. Los poseidos
10. Revirado
11. Lo que vendra


Astor Piazzolla- Concierto para Quinteto. (BMG/RCA 74321 23172-2, year?, Argentina)*
1-3 quintet recorded 1971, 4-9 bandoneon solo recorded 1971, 10 A. Piazzolla with Leopoldo Federico, Antonio Rios and Rodolfo Mederos in a bandoneon quartet recorded 1971, 11-14 music from the film 'Con alma y vida' recorded 1970.

  1. Concierto para quinteto
  2. Invierno porteño
  3. Primavera porteña
  4. La casita de mis viejos
  5. Mi refugio
  6. Loca bohemia
  7. Flores negras
  8. En las sombras
  9. Margarita Gauthier
  10. Recuerdo de bohemia
  11. Casa Pueblo
  12. Flaco Aroldi
  13. Con alma y vida
  14. Tres en Magoya


Adios Nonino (Trova JWCD-5002, 1989, Spain)*
A classic 1969 recording with the quintet. Astor Piazzolla: bandonenon, Dante Amicarelli: piano, Antonio Agri: violin, Kicho Diaz: bass, Oscar Lopez Ruiz: guitar.

  1. Adios Nonino
  2. Otoņo Porteño
  3. Michelangelo 70
  4. Coral
  5. Tangata (Silfo y Ondina):
  6. Fugata
  7. Soledad
  8. Final


Piazzolla en el Regina (RCA/BMG 74321 21373-2, 1994, Argentina)*
Tracks 1-8 recorded live at the Regina (Buenos Aires) March 19, 1970 (originally issued under the same title). A. Piazzolla, bandoneon, Antonio Agri, violin, Cacho Tirao, guitar, Kicho Diaz, bass, Osvaldo Manzi, piano. Track 9 is a bandoneon duo by Piazzolla himself (overdubbing) recorded in 1970. Tracks 10-11 are recorded in 1973 with Conjunto 9 and were originally a single (music for the film Cadaveri Eccelenti - legend has it that they were Piazzolla's demo to Bertolucci to be the soundtrack of Last Tango in Paris, which Gato Barbieri did instead, Bertolucci may be a good film director, but apparently has a stronger sense for money and the market than for good music :-)). Track 12 is apparently a TV jingle, also from 1973.

  1. Invierno porteño
  2. Verano porteño
  3. Otoño porteño
  4. Primavera porteña
  5. Buenos Aires hora cero
  6. Retrato de Alfredo Gobbi
  7. Revolucionario
  8. Kicho
  9. Milonga triste
  10. Jeanne y Paul
  11. El penúltimo
  12. Un dia de paz


Piazzolla/Ferrer and Other Works with Singers


This covers the collaboration of Astor Piazzolla with Horacio Ferrer (roughly 1968-1972) and music Piazzolla wrote to poems by Jorge Luis Borges in the mid-sixties. It also includes all other collaborations which include singers.


Maria de Buenos Aires (Alfa AFCD-14/15, 1990, Spain)*
The opera, 'operita tango' as was originally called, Maria de Buenos Aires is arguably Piazzolla's masterpiece. Written on a libretto by Horacio Ferrer, it has been released in several versions including highlights and instrumental pieces. This double CD contains the original and complete version and is highy recommended. (Notes by Anibal Cravchik)

Recorded in Buenos Aires (in a studio, not live) in 1968. Amelita Baltar: voice, Hector de Rosas: voice, Horacio Ferrer: poetry, Astor Piazzolla: bandoneon, plus Jaime Gosis: piano, Antonio Agri: violin, Hugo Baralis: violin, Victor Pontino: cello, Nestor Panik: viola, Kicho Diaz: bass, Cacho Tirao: guitar, Arturo Schneider: flute, Jose Corriale: percussion, and Tito Bisio: vibes.

1. Alevare
2. Tema de Maria
3. Balada para un organito loco
4. Milonga carrieguera
5. Fuga y misterio
6. Poema valseado
7. Tocatta rea
8. Miserere canyengue
9. Contramilonga a la funerala
10. Tangata del alba
11. Carta a los árboles y a las chimeneas
12. Aria de los analistas
13. Romanza del duende
14. Allegro tangabile
15. Milonga de la anunciación
16. Tangus Dei

Maria de Buenos Aires (BMG/Milan 7313835602-2, 1990, USA)*
Opera-Tango with music composed by A. Piazzolla and lyrics by H. Ferrer. This version is the world premiere at theTheatre Municipal de Tourcoing in November 1987 with Rita Contino as 'Maria' and Nestor Marconi the bandoneon soloist (recorded live and excerpted). Contains:

1. Scene 1 - Elevation
2. Scene 2 - Maria's theme
3. Scene 3 - Tito's theme
4. Scene 4 - Ballas for a crazy little organ
5. Scene 5 - Milonga of the Annunciation
6. Scene 7 - Fugue and Mystery
7. Scene 9 - Valseado poem
8. Scene 11 - Mob misery
9. Scene 12 - The funeral contramilonga
10. Scene 16 - The circus of analysts
11. Scene 17 - Fugue and Mystery
12. Scene 18 - At the magic bar
13. Scene 21 - Elevation II
14. Scene 22 - The final Alleluia


Maria de Buenos Aires (Dynamic CDS185/1-2, 1997, Italy)*
A re-creation of the opera Maria de Buenos Aires (Piazzolla/Ferrer) in its entirity in interpretation by Marina Gentile (Maria de Buenos Aires), Nestor Garay (El Duende and other characters), Paolo Speca (Analista, Ladron, Gorrion) and Massimiliano Pitocco (Bandoneon, a 1950 Alfred Arnold "AA" by courtesy of Mengascini di Castelfirardo). Instrumentation by I Solisti Aquilani (Vittorio Antonellini, Director), Ettore Pellegrino and Elizabeth Bruni: violin, Giuseppe Pezzulo: viola, Massimo Magri: cello, Massimo Giorgi: double-bass, Maria Fabiani: flute, Sandro Torlontano: guitar, Nicola di Francesco: piano, Cristofano Pasquale and Giulio Costanzo: percussion. Includes liner notes by Francesco Sanvitale (Producer) in 5 languages and the complete libretto by Horacio Ferrer in Spanish. Contains all the songs of the original in the original order (see listing above).


Astor Piazzolla con Jose Angel Trelles (Personality PRS 23199, 1994, Italy)*

A record made in Italy (or for the Italian market) in 1976 with singer Jose Angel Trelles.

1. Balada para un loco
2. Olhos de ressaca
3. La muralla china
4. Los pajaros perdidos
5. Balada para mi muerte
6. Se potessi ancora
7. As ilhas
8. Chiquilin de bachin


Astor Piazzolla y su Orquesta- Canta Edmundo Rivero 'El Tango' textos de Jorge Luis Borges. (Polydor 829866-2, year?, Argentina)
This record was made in 1965. From the original LP liner notes, the personnel is: A. Piazzolla: bandoneon, music, arrangements, and direction, Jorge Luis Borges: texts, Edmundo Rivero: voice, Luis Medina Castro: reading poems, Jaime Gosis: piano, Oscar Lopez Ruiz: guitar, Roberto Di Filippo: oboe, Margarita Zamek: harp, Antonio Yepes: percussion and vibes, Leo Jacobson: percussion, Antonio Agri: violin, Hugo Baralis: violin, Mario Lalli: viola, Jose Bragato: cello, and Kicho Diaz: bass.

  1. El Tango
  2. Jacinto Chiclana
  3. Alguien le dice al tango
  4. El títere
  5. A Don Nicanor Paredes
  6. Oda intima a Buenos Aires
  7. El hombre de la esquina rosada


Piazzolla- Baltar- Ferrer. 1970-1972-1976 (BMG ECD 1031, year?, Argentina)
1-10 Piazzolla plays bandoneon solo and Horacio Ferrer reads his poems (absolutely beautiful); 11-15 Amelita Baltar sings.

  1. Fábula para Gardel
  2. Canción de las venusinas
  3. Te quiero, che
  4. Chiquilín de Bachín
  5. Balada para El
  6. Preludio para la Cruz del Sur
  7. Balada para un loco
  8. La última grela
  9. Juanito Laguna ayuda a su madre
  10. Balada para mi muerte
  11. La última palabra
  12. No quiero otro
  13. Las ciudades
  14. Los paraguas de Buenos Aires
  15. El gordo triste
  16. En 3x4


Amelita Baltar Interpreta a Piazzolla-Ferrer (Columbia/Sony 2-478783, year?, Argentina)*
Re-issue on CD of a 1970 LP by Amelita Baltar (then Piazzolla's wife) singing pieces from the Piazzolla/Ferrer collaboration. It contains:

  1. Preludio para el año 3001
  2. Preludio para la Cruz del Sur
  3. Preludio para un Canillita
  4. Balada para un Loco
  5. Balada para mi Muerte
  6. Balada para El
  7. Chiquilin de Bachin

Oblivion- Piazzolla & Jose Angel Trelles. (orchestra) 1976 (Atoll ATO 8624, year?, France)
  1. Oblivion
  2. Remembrance
  3. Cavalcata
  4. El penúltimo
  5. Oblivion 2
  6. Enrico IV
  7. Tanti anni prima
  8. Jeanne y Paul
  9. Balada para un loco
  10. Olhos de resaca
  11. La muralha china
  12. Los pájaros perdidos
  13. Balada para mi muerte
  14. Se potessi ancora


Astor Piazzolla- Roberto Goyeneche. (BMG/RCA 74321 18920-2, year?, Argentina)*
1-2 recorded in studio in 1969; 3-4 A. Piazzolla and quintet, live at the Regina, Buenos Aires, May 1982; 5-10 A. Piazzolla and quintet plus R. Goyeneche, live at the Regina, Buenos Aires, May 1982. A. Piazzolla: bandoneon, R. Goyeneche (aka El Polaco): voice, P. Ziegler: piano, F. Suarez Paz: violin, O. Lopez Ruiz: guitar, H. Console: bass.

  1. Balada para un loco
  2. Chiquilín de Bachín
  3. Tristeza de un Doble A
  4. La muerte del Angel
  5. Chiquilín de Bachín
  6. El gordo triste
  7. Cambalache
  8. La última curda
  9. Balada para un loco
  10. Garúa


Milva and Astor Piazzolla- Live at the 'Bouffes du Nord' (Dischi Ricordi CDMRL 6332, year?, Italy)
(also on Metronome 825 125-2, year?, Germany)*
Recorded live in Paris September 29, 1984. Milva: voice, A. Piazzolla: bandoneon, Pablo Ziegler: piano, O. Lopez Ruiz: guitar, F. Suarez Paz: violin, and H. Console: bass.

  1. Suoneranno le sei
  2. Los pájaros perdidos
  3. Decarisimo
  4. Anni di solitudine
  5. Balada para un loco
  6. Vamos Nina
  7. Oblivion
  8. Che tango che
  9. Rinascero
  10. Finale (entre Brecht et Brel)


The Nonet and the Italian Period


This covers the nonet period (1971-72) and the work Piazzolla did in Italy beginning in 1974 (until the early 80s), but excluding film soundtracks.


Libertango (Music Hall MH 10.010, 1988, USA)*
A selection from the "Libertango" Italian period (Conjunto 9), including some music from films.

  1. Adios Nonino (Italian period version, w/o quintet)
  2. Cite' Tango
  3. Bandoneon
  4. Libertango
  5. Hotel P.L.M.
  6. Richie
  7. Windy
  8. Meditango
  9. Marejadilla
  10. Milonga Tres
  11. Violentango
  12. Celos

Libertango (Personality PRS 23193, 1993, Italy)*
Part of a series of re-issues produced in Italy (manufactured in Portugal). A selection from the "Libertango" Italian period (Conjunto 9), including some music from films.

  1. Libertango (live version)
  2. Amelitango
  3. L'Evasion
  4. Buenos Aires Hora Cero
  5. Años de soledad
  6. Los pajaros perdidos
  7. Bandoneon
  8. Zita
  9. Adios Nonino
  10. Balada para mi muerte
  11. Balada para un loco

A. Piazzolla y su Noneto (Saludos Amigos CD 62050, 1994, Italy)*
Recorded live in Rome, April 17, 1972. A. Piazzolla: bandoneon, Osvaldo Tarantino: piano, Antonio Agri: violin, Hugo Baralis: violin, Nestor Panik: viola, Jose Bragato: cello, Kicho Diaz: bass, Oscar Lopez Ruiz: guitar, and Jose Correale: percussion.

1. Fuga y Misterio
2. Zum
3. Buenos Aires Hora 0
4. Vardarito
5. Onda 9
6. La muerte del Angel
7. Verano porteño
8. Divertimento 9
9. Preludio 9
10. Adios Nonino
11. Mufa 62

Tristeza de un doble A (Personality PRS 23192, 1993, Italy)
Astor Piazolla with noneto performed at the Italian-Latin-American Institute (IILA), 1972.

Bandoneon- Astor Piazolla
Violin- Antonio Agri, Hugo Baralis
Viola- Nestor Panik
Cello- Jose' Bragato
Pianoforte- Osvaldo Tarantino
Guitar- Oscar Lopez Ruiz
Percussion- Jose' Correale
Bass- Kicho Diaz

1- Fuga Y Misterio
2- Zum
3- Buenos Aires Hora Cero
4- Vardarito
5- Onda Nueve
6- La Muerte Del Angel
7- Tristeza De Un Doble A
8- Verano Porten~o
9- Divirtimento Nueve
10- Preludio Nueve
11- Adios Nonino


Cavalcata (a.a.a prologo CD 287, 1992, Italy)*
A re-issue of pieces from the Italian period, including some film music.

  1. En 3x4
  2. Tristeza de un doble A (version 7'12")
  3. Zum
  4. Homenaje a Cordoba
  5. Jeanne y Paul
  6. El Penultimo
  7. Oblivion (version bandoneon)
  8. Enrico IV
  9. Tanti Anni Prima
  10. Remembrance
  11. Cavalcata

Onda Nueve (West Wind/Latina 2213, 1992, Germany)* (also issued as Verano Porteño, a.a.a. prologo CD 286, 1990, Italy, but without Tristezas de un Doble A)*

A reissue of pieces from the Italian period (Conjunto 9).

  1. Verano Porteño
  2. BAires '72
  3. Buenos Aires Hora 0
  4. Vardarito
  5. Oda Para un Hippie
  6. Onda Nueve
  7. Preludio 9
  8. Divertimento 9
  9. Fuga 9
  10. Tristezas de un Doble A (live version, 19'11")

Piazzolla-Agri (Trova CD 5019, 1993, Argentina)*
This is a compilation of recorded material of the Astor Piazzolla/Antonio Agri collaboration in 1975/76 (the Aldo Pagani-Carosello Italian period). They recorded and toured together during that time. The backing is an orchestra, and names are not given (probably similar to that in the Gerry Mulligan album, see the next entry). Many of these songs are the same that were used in soundtracks for Rain over Santiago and Lumiere (thanks F. Fukuoka for the research).

  1. Presagio (same as Salvador Allende from Rain over Santiago)
  2. Bruno y Sarah
  3. Olhos de resaca (same as La Maison de Monique from Rain over Santiago)
  4. Los pájaros perdidos
  5. As ilhas (same as Bidonville from Rain over Santiago)
  6. Jardines de Africa
  7. Muralla china (same as Combate en la Fabrica from Rain over Santiago)
  8. La felure
  9. Uomo del Sud (violin) (theme from Rain over Santiago)
  10. Uome del Sud (bandoneon)
  11. Soledad (from Lumiere)
  12. Se potessi ancora (same as Jorge Adios from Rain over Santiago)


with Gerry Mulligan
Summit (Reunion Cumbre) (Music Hall MH-10005-2, 1988, USA)*
Recorded in 1974 (during the Italian period). There are very many editions of this record in different countries and with different covers, fir example it has been re-issued as '1974' (Accord 556642, 1987, France)* with Mulligan as first author. Piazzolla always remembered making this record with G. Mulligan as a very bad experience. Astor Piazzolla: bandoneon, Gerry Mulligan: baritone sax, Angel 'Pocho' Gatti: keyboards, Tullio De Piscopo: drums, Giuseppe Prestipino: electric bass, Alberto Baldan and Giani Ziloli: marimba, Filippo Dacco and Bruno De Filippi: electric guitar, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli: violin, Renato Riccio: viola, Ennio Miori: cello, and string orchestra. All compositions by Piazzolla, except Aire de Buenos Aires (Mulligan), all arrangements by Piazzolla.

  1. Hace 20 Años (20 Years Ago)
  2. Cierra tus ojos y escucha (Close your eyes and listen)
  3. Aņos de soledad
  4. Deus Xango
  5. 20 aņos despues (20 years after)
  6. Aire de Buenos Aires
  7. Reminiscence
  8. Reunion Cumbre
Libertango (Tropical Music 68.904, 1988, Germany)*
Many reissues of this record exist. Recorded in Milano in 1974. A. Piazzolla: bandoneon, Felice da Via: piano and organ, Gianni Zilloli: organ and marimba, Gianni Bedori, Marlene Kessik: basoon, Hugo Heredia, Gianni Baiocco: flute, Giusseppe Prestipino: bass, Tulio de Piscopo: drums and percussion, Filippo Dacco: guitar, Andrea Poggi: cymbals and percussion, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli: violin, Elsa Parravicini: viola, Paolo Salvi: cello.

  1. Libertango
  2. Meditango
  3. Undertango
  4. Adios Nonino
  5. Violentango
  6. Novitango
  7. Amelitango
  8. Tristango
Persecuta/Biyuya (Tropical Music 68.943, 1990, Germany)*
Two LPs reissued as a single CD. Many reissues of these records exist.

Persecuta: Recorded in Milano in 1977. A. Piazzolla: bandoneon, Amaldo Ciato and Santino Palumbo: piano and organ, Hugo Heredia: flute, Gigi Cappellotto: bass, Tulio de Piscopo: drums and percussion, Sergio Farina: guitar, Mario Machio: violin, Renato Riccio: viola, Ennio Mori: cello.

  1. Cite' Tango
  2. Pia-sol-la-sol
  3. Largo Tangabile
  4. Persecuta
  5. Windy
  6. Moderato Tangabile
  7. Chant et Fugue (Canto y Fuga)

Biyuya (actually not belonging to this period, this is a quintet recording): Recorded in 1979 in Buenos Aires. Also released as "Escualo". A. Piazzolla: bandoneon, P. Ziegler: piano, F. Suarez Paz: violin, O. Lopez Ruiz: guitar, H. Console: bass.

  1. Biyuya
  2. Movimiento Continuo
  3. Verano del 79
  4. Chin Chin
  5. Escualo
  6. Marejadilla



Libertango (Live) (Fonomusic CD-1284, 1994, Spain)*
This is a live recording (probably bootleg) made in Buenos Aires in 1976 by Piazzolla and his Conjunto 9 (or Conjunto 'Electronico', there were apparently two parallel Conjunto 9, one in Italy and one in Argentina). A. Piazzolla: bandoneon, Horacio Malvicino: guitar, Juan Carlos Cirigliano: piano, Alberto Cevasco: bass, Santiago Giacobbe: organ, Enrique Roizner: drums, Daniel Piazzolla: sintheziser and percussion, Arturo Schneider: sax and flute, and Jose Angel Trelles: voice (on tracks 10,11). Contains:

  1. Libertango
  2. Amelitango
  3. L'Evasion
  4. Buenos Aires Hora Cero
  5. Años de Soledad
  6. Los Pajaros Perdidos
  7. Bandoneon
  8. Zita
  9. Adios Nonino
  10. Balada para mi Muerte
  11. Balada para un Loco

Note - The entire body of work by Piazzolla in Italy has recently been reissued in 9 CDs in 3 boxes of 3 CDs each. Following are the details (thanks Fumihide Fukuoka for the data and the typing!):

"Carosello Italiano 1974-1984" in 9 CDs, divided into 3 Boxes, distributed by PolyGram, Italia.

Box 1: Carosello 300 532-2 (3CDs)
CD 1 Contains:

  1. Libertango (2:45) 1974 Milano,Mondial Sound; album "Libertango"
  2. Undertango (4:07) 1974 Milano,Mondial Sound; album "Libertango"
  3. Amelitango (3:59) 1974 Milano,Mondial Sound; album "Libertango"
  4. Tristango (6:59) 1974 Milano,Mondial Sound; album "Libertango"
  5. Woe (2:57) 1980 Munchen,Union Studios; German film "7 Sequenze"; w/string quartet
  6. Oblivion (3:31) 1984 Milano,Green Records; Italian film "Enrico IV"
  7. Thriller (5:46) 1977 Milano,Mondial Sound; album "Chador"
  8. Panic (3:39) 1977 Milano,Mondial Sound; album "Chador"
  9. Tango Fever (4:25) 1977 Milano,Mondial Sound; album "Chador"
  10. Chador (3:01) 1977 Milano,Mondial Sound; album "Chador"
  11. Penultimo (5:32) 1972 Buenos Aires,Studio Ion; omaggio al film "Ultimo Tango a Parigi" de Bernardo Bertolucci

CD2 contains:
  1. Cite Tango (5:34) 1977 Milano,Mondial Sound; album "Persecuta"
  2. Pia Sol La Sol (4:48) 1977 Milano,Mondial Sound; album "Persecuta"
  3. Moderato tangabile (3:28) 1977 Milano,Mondial Sound; album "Persecuta"
  4. Biyuya (6:00) 1979 Buenos Aires,Studio Ion; album "Esqualo"
  5. Movimiento continuo (3:50) 1979 Buenos Aires,Studio Ion; album "Esqualo"
  6. Chin Chin (4:53) 1979 Buenos Aires,Studio Ion; album "Esqualo"
  7. Verano del 79 (6:33) 1979 Buenos Aires,Studio Ion; album "Esqualo"
  8. Desire (5:39) 1980 Munchen,Union Studios; German film "7 Sequenze"
  9. Jeanne y Paul (4:11) 1972 Buenos Aires,Studio Ion; omaggio al film "Ultimo Tango a Parigi" de Bernardo Bertolucci

CD3 contains:
  1. A Intrusa (6:32) 1979 Buenos Aires, Studio Ion; film "A Intrusa"; quinteto
  2. Milonga (4:43) 1979 Buenos Aires, Studio Ion; film "A Intrusa"; quinteto
  3. Celos (3:14) 1979 Buenos Aires, Studio Ion; film "A Intrusa"; quinteto
  4. Malambo (1:47) 1979 Buenos Aires, Studio Ion; film "A Intrusa"; quinteto
  5. Espejo (1:46) 1979 Buenos Aires, Studio Ion; film "A Intrusa"; quinteto
  6. Pensamiento (1:53) 1979 Buenos Aires, Studio Ion; film "A Intrusa"; quinteto
  7. Luna a Luna (1:20) 1979 Buenos Aires, Studio Ion; film "A Intrusa"; quinteto
  8. Eduardo y Juliana (1:56) 1979 Buenos Aires, Studio Ion; film "A Intrusa"; quinteto
  9. Amanecer (2:50) 1979 Buenos Aires, Studio Ion; film "A Intrusa"; quinteto
  10. Divertimiento 9 (5:57) 1972 Roma, Teatro dell'Instituto Italo-Latino-Americano; conjunto nueve
  11. Preludio 9 (6:42) 1972 Roma, Teatro dell'Instituto Italo-Latino-Americano; conjunto nueve

Box 2: Carosello 300 533-2 (3CDs)

CD4 contains:
  1. Goooal! (4:01) 1977 Milano, Mondial Sound; album "Chador";with grand orchestra
  2. Buenos Aires promenade (3:28) 1977 Milano, Mondial Sound; album "Chador"; with grand orchestra
  3. Milonga Strip (4:34) 1977 Milano, Mondial Sound; album "Chador"; with grand orchestra
  4. Tango Blues (4:02) 1977 Milano, Mondial Sound; album "Chador"; with grand orchestra
  5. Novitango (3:33) apparently 1974 Milano; album "Libertango"
  6. Tanti anni prima (5:35) 1984 Milano; Italian Movie "Enrico IV"; Marcello Masi (oboe) w/piano
  7. Bidonville (4:55) 1975 Milano,Mondial Sound; French Movie "Il pleut sur Santiago"
  8. Meditango (5:37) 1974 Milano, Mondial Sound; album "Libertango"
  9. Adios nonino (5:35) 1974 Milano, Mondial Sound; album "Libertango"
  10. Woe Pass Away (6:00) 1980 Munchen,Union Studios; German film "7 Sequenze"; w/String Quartet
  11. Violentango (3:33) 1974 Milano, Mondial Sound; album "Libertango"

CD5 contains:
  1. Largo Tangabile (6:50) 1977 Milano,Mondial Sound; album "Persecuta"
  2. Persecuta (2:40) 1977 Milano,Mondial Sound; album "Persecuta"
  3. Chant et Fugue (6:37) 1977 Milano,Mondial Sound; album "Persecuta"
  4. Jorge Adios (3:56) 1975 Milano,Mondial Sound; French Movie "Il pleut sur Santiago"; Violin Solo: Antonio Agri
  5. Escolaso (4:32) 1974 Milano,Mondial Sound; from "Suite Troileana"; album "Lumiere"
  6. Zita (4:25) 1974 Milano,Mondial Sound; from "Suite Troileana"; album "Lumiere"
  7. Whisky (4:23) 1974 Milano,Mondial Sound; from "Suite Troileana"; album "Lumiere"
  8. Bandoneon (8:00) 1974 Milano,Mondial Sound; from "Suite Troileana"; album "Lumiere"
  9. Awake (5:50) 1980 Munchen,Union Studios; German film "7 Sequenze"; w/String Quartet from Graunke Orchestra
  10. Enrico IV (2:38) 1984 Milano; Italian Movie "Enrico IV"

CD6 contains:
  1. El Infierno tan Temido (2:50)
  2. Presagio (1:00)
  3. Olhos de Ressaca (0:30)
  4. As Ilhas (1:13)
  5. Isa Rizzo (1:08)
  6. Introduzione (0:41)
  7. Tema di Grazia (0:43)
  8. Uomo del Sud (0:35)
  9. Final (0:59)
  10. Fotografia (1:05)
  11. Alienacion (1:13)
  12. Desperado (0:44)
  13. Gracia Alegre (0:41)
  14. Tangueria 1 (2:58)
  15. Orchestre du Theatre (0:38)
  16. Tango (1:52)
  17. Gracia Amor (0:44)
  18. Look Out (4:30)
  19. Los Pajaros perdidos(sic) (3:54) (actually "Il pleut sur Santiago" violin version)
  20. La Muerte del Angel (3:15)
  21. Onda 9 (6:30)

Tracks 1-16 (also 17?) are recorded in 1980 Buenos Aires,Studio Ion; from the film "El Infierno tan Temido".
Track 18 is recorded in 1980 Munchen,Union Studios; German film "7 Sequenze"; w/String Quartet.
Track 19 is recorded in 1975 Milano, Mondial Sound; film "Il pleut sur Santiago".
Tracks 20 & 21 are recorded live in 1972 Roma, Teatro dell'Instituto Italo-Latino-Americano; conjunto nueve. Poor sound quality.

Box 3: Carosello 300 534-2 (3CDs)

CD7 contains:
  1. Solitude; album "Lumiere"
  2. Mort; album "Lumiere"
  3. L'amour; album "Lumiere"
  4. L'evasion(Lumiere); album "Lumiere"
  5. Marejadilla; album "Esqualo"
  6. Midnight; German film "7 Sequenze"
  7. Windy; album "Persecuta"
  8. Cavalcata; film "Enrico IV"
  9. Salvador Allende; film "Il pleut sur Santiago"

CD8 contains:
  1. La felure
  2. Bruno et Sarah
  3. Jardins d'Afrique
  4. Le Voyage de Noces
  5. Le Kata
  6. Le Chemin parcouru
  7. Nuit a fez
  8. L'Idee fixe
  9. La Famille
  10. Il Pleut sur Santiago; film "Il pleut sur Santiago"
  11. Sleeping; German film "7 Sequenze"
  12. Remembrance
  13. La Maison de Monique; film "Il pleut sur Santiago"

CD9 contains:
  1. Theme de Carrier
  2. Armaguedon
  3. Bureau de Poste de Genes
  4. Seul tout Seul
  5. Rue de Londres
  6. Les Halles
  7. Parc de Saint Cloud
  8. Hotel P.L.M.
  9. Devant la Grace
  10. Jeux de Theatre
  11. Canal a Ostende
  12. Quartier Marais
  13. Chanson pour un Homme
  14. Triste
  15. Musee de Madame Tussaud
  16. Escualo
  17. Combate en la Fabrica; film "Il pleut sur Santiago"
  18. Verano porteno

Astor and the Movies (Soundtracks)


Piazzolla composed film soundtracks tirelessly throughout his career (see here). Most of that film music has been reissued on CD 'mixed' with music from other records. As a result, this section includes those CDs that contain mostly soundtracks, but is not limited to film music.


A. Piazzolla y su Quinteto/O. Berlingieri y su Orq.
Vanguardistas del Tango (Music Hall MH 10.041-2, 1990, USA)*
Contains 7 tangos interpreted by Berlingieri and the following 9 interpreted by Piazzolla and Quintet (the first 5 are the soundtrack of the film "5o Año Nacional"):

1. 5o Año Nacional
2. Fin de curso
3. El Goy
4. El boletin
5. Aplazado
6. Preparense
7. Lo que vendra
8. Negracha
9. Taconeando

Tangos (EMI Preferences 2526322, 1990, France)*
This is a re-issue containing a selection from the records Pulsacion, instrumental selections from the operita Maria de Buenos Aires, and the Adios Nonino LP with the original quintet. Pulsacion was the soundtrack to a Carlos Paez Vilaro film.

  1. Pulsacion No 1
  2. Pulsacion No. 2
  3. Pulsacion No. 4
  4. Pulsacion No. 5
  5. Fuga y Misterio
  6. Contramilonga a la Funerala
  7. Allegro Tangabile
  8. Tocata Rea
  9. Tangata del Alba
  10. Otoño Porteño
  11. Adios Nonino
  12. Michelangelo 70
  13. Coral

Lumiere (Tropical Music 68.942, 1990, Germany)*
Recorded in Milano in 1975. Contains Suite Lumiere (music of the film by Jeane Moreau) and Suite Troileana (dedicated to Anibal Troilo).

  1. Suite Lumiere:
  2. Solitude
  3. Mort
  4. L'Amour
  5. L'Evasion (Lumiere)
  6. Suite Troileana:
  7. Bandoneon
  8. Zita
  9. Whisky
  10. Escolaso


Suite Troileana (Trova 50.408, 1991, Argentina?)*
Reissue of the original 1976 LP. Contains Suite Troileana: Bandoneon, Zita, Whiskey, Escolaso, and Lumiere (from the film by Jean Moreau): Soledad, Muerte, El Amor, La Evasion.


Tanguedia (Saludos Amigos CD 62010, 1992, Italy)*
Another Italian reissue of material from the early 70s. It contains Rain over Santiago and Pulsacion in original versions and in its entirety, plus Tanguedia and Oblivion (released in other CDs) and a tune called Sunny which to the best of my knowledge has not been included elsewhere and it appears to be a background for a mistery movie (it may have been issued under a different name elsewhere, I will have to check).

1. Tanguedia
2. Sunny
3. Salvador Allende
4. Combate en la fabrica
5. La maison de Monique
6. Bidonville
7. Il pleut sur Santiago
8. Jorge Adios
9. Oblivion (guitar: Angelo Arienti)
10. Pulsacion No. 1
11. Pulsacion No. 2
12. Pulsacion No. 4
13. Pulsacion No. 5

Il Pleut Sur Santiago (Personality PRS 23194, 1993, Italy)
Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: from the soundtrack fro the film Il Pleut Sur Santiago by Helvio Soto. Tracks 8, 9, 10, 11: were written for an experimental film on the Uruguayan painter Carlos Pa'ez Vilaro'.

Track 7: Angelo Arienti - guitar
Track 12: solo bandoneon (Astor Piazolla)
Special thanks to Antonio Agri - solo violin

1- Salvador Allende
2- Combate en la Fabrica
3- La Maison De Monique
4- Bidonville
5- Il Pleut Sur Santiago
6- Jorge Adios
7- Oblivion
8- Pulsacion No. 1
9- Pulsacion No. 2
10- Pulsacion No. 4
11- Pulsacion No. 5
12- Adios Nonino


Rain Over Santiago (ans Records ans 12015-2, 1992, USA)*

  1. Salvador Allende
  2. Combate en la Fabrica
  3. La Maison de Monique
  4. Bidonville
  5. Rain over Santiago (version violin)
  6. Rain over Santiago (version bandoneon)
  7. Jorge Adios

Original Soundtracks (ans records 12010-2, 1992, USA)* 3 CD set
Music from three movies.

CD1 - El Infierno tan Temido

  1. El Infierno tan Temido, Part 1
  2. El Infierno tan Temido, Part 2
  3. El Infierno tan Temido, Part 3
  4. El Infierno tan Temido, Part 4
  5. Isa Rizzo, Part 1
  6. Isa Rizzo, Part 2
  7. Tema di Grazia, Part 1
  8. Tema di Grazia, Part 2
  9. Tema di Grazia, Part 3
  10. Tema di Grazia, Part 4
  11. Tema di Grazia, Part 5
  12. Desesperado
  13. Gracia Alegre
  14. Tangueria, Part 1
  15. Introduzione
  16. Tangueria, Part 2
  17. Tangueria, Part 3
  18. Gracia Amor
  19. Tema di Grazia, Part 6
  20. Effetti
  21. Fotografia (solo band)
  22. Final (solo bandoneon)

CD2 - Armaguedon
  1. Generique
  2. Armaguedon
  3. Bureau de Poste de Genes
  4. Seul Tout Seul
  5. Theatre a Paris
  6. Rue de Londres
  7. Musee de Madame Tussaud
  8. Les Halles
  9. Station taxis
  10. Parc de Saint-Cloud
  11. Hotel P.L.M.
  12. Panique au Theatre
  13. Devant la Glace
  14. Canal a Ostende
  15. Chanson pour un Homme Triste
  16. Chanson pour un Homme Triste
  17. Hotel P.L.M. (bandoneon)
  18. Quartier du Marais
  19. Ostende
  20. Station taxis
  21. Jeux du Theatre
  22. Orcheste du Theatre
  23. Final

CD3 - A Intrusa
  1. A Intrusa, Part 1
  2. Milonga Tres
  3. Celos, Part 1
  4. Malambo
  5. Amanecer y Final
  6. A Intrusa, Part 2
  7. Eduardo y Juliana, Part 1
  8. Eduardo y Juliana, Part 2
  9. Pensamientos
  10. Espejo
  11. Eduardo y Juliana, Part 3
  12. Luna Luna
  13. Duelo Facon
  14. A Intrusa, Part 3
  15. Celos, Part 2

Musiques de Films (Milan CD280, 1984, France)*
Tango...L'Exil de Gardel:
  1. Tango - Tango
  2. Hijos del Exilio
  3. Solo
  4. Los Tangos del Exilio
  5. Vals del Regreso
  6. Duo de Amor
  7. Ausencias
  8. Tanguedia I
  9. Tanguedia III
  10. Tanguedia II

Henri IV:
  1. Oblivion (version bandoneon)
  2. Remembrance
  3. Cavalcata
  4. Oblivion (version trombon)
  5. Oblivion (orquesta)
  6. Enrico IV
  7. Tanti Anni Prima
  8. Oblivion (version guitarra)

Love Tanguedia (Tropical Storm 74919-2, 1989, USA)*
A U.S. reissue and selection of film music published in Europe by Milan.

  1. Regreso al Amor
  2. Tristeza, Separacion
  3. Los Sueņos
  4. Tanguedia III
  5. Milonga Loca
  6. Oblivion
  7. Duo de Amor
  8. Ausencias
  9. Mimuki
  10. Vuelvo al Sur

Sur- Music from the film 'Sur' by Fernando E. Solanas. (quintet) 1988 (Milan CD CH 358, year?, France)
  1. Vuelvo al Sur
  2. Regreso al amor
  3. Tristeza, separación
  4. Regreso al amor (bandoneon solo)
  5. Los sueños (bandoneon solo)
  6. Tristeza, separación (bandoneon solo)
  7. Los sueños


Music from the film 'El Viaje' by Fernando E. Solanas (Milan Sur 262 579, 1992, France)*
It contains music composed by Fernando Solanas, Egberto Gismonti, and Astor Piazzolla's 'El viaje' and 'Milonga' with arrangements of Nestor Marconi. N. Marconi: bandoneon, P. Ziegler: piano, O. Lopez Ruiz: guitar, F. Suarez Paz: violin, and A. Ridolfi: bass. There is also a vocal version with Liliana Herrera.


12 Monkeys - Music from the Motion Picture (MCA 11389, 1996, USA)*
Movie soundtrack composed by Paul Buckmaster, it includes excerpts taken from the Introduction of Suite Punta del Este weaved through the soundtrack (the 12 Monkeys theme). Bandoneon played by Jack Emblow.


Various Artists
Blue in the Face - Music from the Miramax Motion Picture (Luaka Bop/Warner Bros. 9-45921-2, 1995, USA)*
Contains a variety of artists and songs composing the soundtrack for the movie Blue in the Face. Soundtrack selected and produced by David Byrne. Contains Piazzolla's Tango Apasionado (version extracted from The Rough Dancer and the Cyclical Night (Tango Apasionado) - see above). The song is used as backdrop in the scene where a guy (played by Jim Jarmusch) quits smoking and is having his last cigarette while delivering a monologue to the smoke shop owner (Harvey Keitel) that also sold him his first cigarette. It is a good scene.


Various Artists
The Tango Lesson (Sony SK 63226, 1997, USA)*
Contains a variety of artists and songs composing the soundtrack for Sally Potter's movie The Tango Lesson. The following Piazzolla compositions are featured: Zum, performed by Osvaldo Pugliese and Orquestra, Libertango, the original version by Piazzolla, and Libertango as performed by Yo Yo Ma (it is the same version contained in Yo Yo Ma's CD but with overdubs by Fred Frith).


The Quintet (Second Incarnation)


Piazzolla reformed his quintet from the sixties briefly during the seventies (for special reasons) and again in 1979 (with a different line up). This second quintet remained in activity, and was Piazzolla's main group until the end (1991).


Suite Punta del Este (Personality PRS 23197, 1994, Italy)*
Also reissued in the US as Suite Punta del Este - Theme from the Movie 12 Monkeys (ans Records ANS 12007-2, 1996, USA)*
Part of a series of re-issues produced in Italy (manufactured in Portugal). The first five songs were recorded live in Milan in 1984 with the quintet, A. Piazzolla: bandonenon, F. Suarez Paz: violin, P. Ziegler: piano, H. Console: bass, O. Lopez Ruiz: guitar. Suite Punta del Este was recorded live in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1982, A. Piazzolla: bandoneon and the Caracas Chamber Orchestra (this is the only version I know of in which Piazzolla himself plays, the same version has been released on other Italian re-issues). Suite Punta del Este was dedicated to the Uruguayan resort where Piazzolla spent many summers and particularly enjoyed shark fishing (the Escualo record was about that).

  1. Adios Nonino
  2. Mumuki
  3. Verano Porteño
  4. Chin chin
  5. Libertango
  6. Suite Punta del Este:
  7. Introduction
  8. Fuga
  9. Coral

Milonga del Angel (Saludos Amigos CD 62036, 1993, Italy)*
Companion to the previous CD, containing the rest of the same concert in Milano (October 15, 1984). A. Piazzolla: bandonenon, F. Suarez Paz: violin, P. Ziegler: piano, H. Console: bass, O. Lopez Ruiz: guitar.

1. Biyuya
2. Revirado
3. Caliente
4. Lunfardo
5. Decarisimo
6. Milonga del Angel
7. La muerte del Angel
8. Resurreccion del Angel
9. Astor Piazzolla: Presentacion
10. Tristeza de un doble A (version 16'03")
11. Escualo


Concierto para Quinteto (Alfa AF CD-5, 1990, Spain)*
This is a live recording of a concert at the Cine Teatro Gran Rex, Buenos Aires, December 20, 1981. The quintet was composed of A. Piazzolla: bandoneon, P. Ziegler: piano, F. Suarez Paz: violin, O. Lopez Ruiz: guitar, and H. Console: bass. (This same concert, minus Tristezas de un doble A, has been issued by West Wind Latina WW2212, 1992, Germany)*

  1. Invierno Porteño
  2. Otoño Porteño
  3. Concierto para Quinteto
  4. Biyuya
  5. Muerte del Angel
  6. Adios Nonino
  7. Habla Piazzolla
  8. Tristezas de un doble A (version 19' 11")
  9. Tangata
  10. Verano Porteño
  11. Libertango

Tristezas de un Doble A (Messidor 15970-2, 1991, Germany)*
Recorded live in Vienna 1986. A. Piazzolla: bandoneon, P. Ziegler: piano, H. Malvicino: guitar, H. Console: bass, F. Suarez Paz: violin.

  1. Tristeza de un Doble A (version 22' 1")
  2. Tanguedia
  3. Biyuya
  4. Lunfardo
  5. Tangata

The Vienna Concert (Messidor CD 15922-2, 1991, Germany)*
Recorded live in Vienna, 1984. A. Piazzolla: bandoneon, P. Ziegler: piano, O. Lopez Ruiz: guitar, H. Console: bass, and F. Suarez Paz: violin.

  1. Franacapa
  2. Verano Porteño
  3. Caliente
  4. Decarisimo
  5. Libertango
  6. Revirado
  7. Invierno Porteño
  8. Adios Nonino

Live in Lugano 1983 (Ermitage ERM 124, 1992, Italy)*
Recorded live in Lugano October 13, 1983. The quintet was composed of A. Piazzolla: bandoneon, P. Ziegler: piano, F. Suarez Paz: violin, O. Lopez Ruiz: guitar, and H. Console: bass.

  1. Adios Nonino
  2. Escualo
  3. Invierno Porteño (actually Verano Porteño, thanks Mr. Fukuoka)
  4. Libertangoh2
  5. Biyuya
  6. Franacapa
  7. Lunfardo
  8. Revirado
  9. Caliente
  10. Decarisimo
  11. Milonga del Angel
  12. Muerte del Angel
  13. Resurreccion del Angel

Various
Melhores Momentos de Chico e Caetano (ao vivo) (Som Livre, 2132-2, 1997, Brazil).*
A collection of live takes from a Brazilian TV show hosted by Chico Buarque and Caetano Veloso dating back to 1985/86. It contains "Adios Nonino" as performed on that TV show by Piazzolla and his Quintet.


The Lausanne Concert (BMG/Milan 7313835649-2, 1993, USA)*
Recorded live in Lausanne November 4, 1989. This is listed here under the 'quintet' category but this record is one of the few documents of Piazzolla's experimentation with the 'sextet'. A. Piazzolla: bandoneon, D. Binelli: bandonenon, G. Gandini: piano, H. Malvicino: guitar, A. Ridolfi: cello, C. Nozzi: violoncello.

  1. Tanguedia III
  2. Milonga del Angel
  3. Buenos Aires Hora 0
  4. Adios Nonino
  5. Mumuki
  6. Contrabajisimo
  7. Reality (actually Sex-tet)*
  8. Operacion Tango (actually Luna)*
  9. Nuevo Tango (actually Milonga para Tres)
  10. Camorra II (actually Tres Minutos con la Realidad)*
* Thanks Hayri Erenli for the golden ear.

The Central Park Concert (Chesky Records JD 107, 1994, USA)*
Recorded live in New York's Central Park on September 6, 1987. One of the best documents from that period of the quintet (follows the Tango: Zero Hour arrangements). A. Piazzolla: bandoneon, P. Ziegler: piano, F. Suarez Paz: violin, H. Malvicino: guitar, and H. Console: bass.

  1. Verano porteño
  2. Lunfardo
  3. Milonga del Angel
  4. Muerte del Angel
  5. Astor's speech
  6. La camorra (actually Tanguedia III)*
  7. Mumuki
  8. Adios Nonino
  9. Conta Bajissimo
  10. Michelangelo
  11. Concierto para quinteto

* Thanks Hayri Erenli for the golden ear.

Tango: Zero Hour (Pangaea (originally released by American Clave) PAND 42138, 1986, USA)*
A record made by Piazzolla for the U.S. market. Produced by Kip Hanrahan. Contains new versions of some classics, film music, and new compositions that lift parts of earlier compositions (i.e. Invierno Porteño). Served as an introduction ("best of") for Piazzolla in the U.S.. A. Piazzolla: bandoneon, F. Suarez Paz: violin, P. Ziegler: piano, H Malvicino Sr.: guitar, H. Console: bass.

  1. Tanguedia III
  2. Milonga del Angel
  3. Concierto para Quinteto
  4. Milonga Loca
  5. Michelangelo 70
  6. Contrabajissimo
  7. Mumuki

La Camorra (American Clave AMCL 1021 CD, 1989, USA)*
Astor Piazzolla: bandonenon, Pablo Ziegler: piano, Fernando Suarez Paz: violin, Horacio Malvicino: guitar, Hector Console: bass.

  1. Soledad
  2. La Camorra I
  3. La Camorra II
  4. La Camorra III
  5. Fugata
  6. Sur: Los Sueños
  7. Sur: Regreso al Amor
The Rough Dancer and the Cyclical Night (Tango Apasionado) (American Clave AMCL 1019.2, 1991, USA)*
A. Piazzolla: bandoneon, Pablo Zinger: piano, Fernando Suarez Paz: violin, Paquito D'Rivera: alto sax and clarinet, Andy Gonzalez: bass, Rodolfo Alchourron: guitar.

  1. Prologue (Tango apasionado)
  2. Milonga for three
  3. Street tango
  4. Milonga Picaresque
  5. Knife Fight
  6. Leonora's Song
  7. Prelude to the Cyclical Night (Part One)
  8. Butcher's Death
  9. Leijia's game
  10. Milonga for three (Reprise)
  11. Bailongo
  12. Leonora's Love Theme
  13. Finale (Tango apasionado)
  14. Prelude to the Cyclical Night (Part Two)

The New Tango (WEA 2292-55069-2, 1987, Germany)*
Recorded live at the Montraux Jazz Festival, July 1986, the quintet with the addition of Gary Burton. A. Piazzolla: bandoneon, G. Burton: vibes, F. Suarez Paz: violin, P. Ziegler: piano, H. Malvicino: guitar, and H. Console: bass.

  1. Milonga is coming
  2. Vibraphonissimo
  3. Little Italy 1930
  4. Nuevo Tango
  5. Laura's Dream
  6. Operation Tango
  7. La Muerte del Angel


Astor Piazzolla & Osvaldo Pugliese - Finally Together
Vol 1: Astor Piazzolla and the New Tango Sextet (Lucho 7704-2, 1994, The Netherlands)*
Vol 2: Osvaldo Pugliese Orquesta Tipica (Lucho 7705-2, 1994, The Netherlands)*
Recorded live at Carre, Amsterdam in 1989 (Thanks to Ruud Waij for pointing this out). A joint concert by Piazzolla's sextet and O. Pugliese's orchestra. Sextet: Astor Piazzolla: bandoneon, Daniel Binelli: bandoneon, Horacio Malvicino: guitar, Gerardo Gandini: piano, Jose Bragato: violoncello, Hector Console: bass. Orquesta Tipica: O. Pugliese: piano, R. Alvarez, A. Prevignano, F. Lapinta, and H. del Curto: bandoneon, P. Villarejo: violoncello, M. Brain: viola, F. Rodriguez, D. Lerendegui, and G. Rivas: violin, A. Tolosa: bass.

Vol 1:
1. Hora cero
2. Tanguedia 3
3. Milonga del Angel
4. Camorra 3
5. Preludio y fuga
6. Sex-tet
7. Luna
8. La Yumba/Adios Nonino

Vol 2:
1. Arrabal
2. Los mareados
3. Melodia de arrabal
4. Recuerdo
5. Chacabuqueando
6. Las cuarenta
7. Bailemos
8. Ensayando
9. A Evaristo Carriego
10. Desde el alma
11. La cancion de Buenos Aires
12. Contame una historia
13. Mala junta
14. Chique
15. Milonga para Gardel
16. La Yumba/Adios Nonino


Luna (I.R.S. Records, 7243 8 35595 2 7, 1995?, USA)*
The US reissue of the Lucho Records Amsterdam concert with the sextet (same as above). Recorded live June 26, 1989. A. Piazzolla: bandoneon, Daniel Binelli: bandoneon, Horacio Malvicino: guitar, Gerardo Gandini: piano, Jose Bragato: violoncello, and Hector Console: bass.

1. Hora cero
2. Tanguedia
3. Milonga del Angel
4. Camorra 3
5. Preludio y fuga
6. Sex-tet
7. Luna


57 minutos con la realidad (Intuition INT 3079 2, 1996, USA)*
Tracks 1-4 were part of an unfinished CD Piazzolla was working on just before his stroke (Kip Hanrahan producing). Recorded in Germany November 1989 and are therefore 'sextet' material, A. Piazzolla, bandoneon, Gerardo Gandini, piano, Horacio Malvicino, guitar, Daniel Binelli, bandoneon, Carlos Nozzi, cello, Angel Ridolfi, bass (on 1-2), Andy Gonzalez, bass (on 3-4, in overdubb done in 1993). Tracks 5-8 were recorded live in England by the BBC in June 1989, A. Piazzolla, bandoneon, Gerardo Gandini, piano, Horacio Malvicino, guitar, Daniel Binelli, bandoneon, Jose Bragato, cello, Hector Console, bass. Track 9 had been recorded in August 1982 as part of the Rough Dancer and Cyclical Night CD.

1. Imagenes
2. Milonga para tres
3. Buenos Aires hora 0
4. Pasajes obscuras dos estrellas
5. Tres minutos con la realidad
6. Mumuki
7. Sexteto
8. Adios Nonino
9. Prelude to the cyclical night


Live at the BBC 1989 (Intuition INT 3226-2, 1997, Germany)*
This is the complete recording of the BBC concert partially contained in "57 Minutos con la Realidad" (see above). Recorded live in June 1989 by the sextet: Astor Piazzolla: bandoneon, Gerardo Gandini: piano, Horacio Malvicino: guitar, Daniel Binelli: bandoneon, Jose Bragato: violoncello, Hector Console: bass. It contains:

1. Tanguedia III
2 Milonga del Angel
3. Sex-tet
4. Michelangelo
5. Mumuki
6. Tango Zero Hour
7. Adios Nonino
8. Tres Minutos con la Realidad


The 'Classical' Piazzolla


This section contains collaborations of Piazzolla with classical ensembles (orchestras, string ensembles, etc.).

w/Kronos Quartet
Five Tango Sensations, (Elektra Nonesuch 9 79254-2, 1991, USA)*
The Kronos (string) Quartet with A. Piazzolla on bandoneon. Essentially a re-make of the Sette Sequenze record.

  1. Asleep
  2. Loving
  3. Anxiety
  4. Despertar
  5. Fear

w/Liege Philarmonic Orchestra
Concierto para Bandoneon y Guitarra/Historia del Tango (Music Hall MH 10.020-2, 1989, USA)*
Leo Brower: conductor, Cacho Tirao: guitar (Concert...), A. Piazzolla: bandoneon (Concert), M. Grauwels: flute (Historia...), G. Lukowski: guitar (Historia...). Recorded live at the 5th International Guitar Festival - Liege

  1. Adios Nonino
  2. Concert for Bandoneon and Guitar (Homage to Liege, created for this festival)+:
  3. Introduction
  4. Milonga
  5. Tango
  6. History of Tango:
  7. Brothel 1900
  8. Cafe 1930
  9. Night Club 1960+
  10. Concert 1990
+ These tracks are also included in the CD by Guy Lukowski "Guitar Festival" (Pavane ADW 7263, year?, Belgium)*

w/Orchestra of St. Luke's
Concierto para Bandoneon/Tres Tangos (Elektra/Nonesuch 79174-2, 1988, USA)*
Lalo Schifrin: conductor, A. Piazzolla: bandoneon.

  1. Concierto para Bandoneon:
  2. Allegro Marcato
  3. Moderato
  4. Presto
  5. Tres Tangos para Bandoneon y Orquesta:
  6. Allegro Tranquilo
  7. Moderato Mistico
  8. Allegretto molto Marcato

w/The SWF Rundfunkorchester
Aconcagua/Tres Tangos (ans Records ans 12006-2, 1995, USA)*
Emmerich Smola: conductor, A. Piazzolla: bandoneon (recorded in 1983 in Germany - Aconcagua is essentially Concierto para Bandoneon, this is the European version of the Elektra record above).

  1. Aconcagua:
  2. Allegro Marcato
  3. Moderato
  4. Presto
  5. Tres Tangos para Bandoneon y Orquesta:
  6. Allegro Tranquilo
  7. Moderato Mistico
  8. Allegretto molto Marcato

Piazzolla plays Piazzolla Vol. 2 - Bandoneon Sinfonico (BMG/Milan Latino 74321 34268-2, 1995, France)*
One of a 3-CD set reissued by Milan (the other 2 CDs are Famille d'Artistes and a selection of movie scores). This one contains Astor Piazzolla's last concert, recorded live in Athens July 3 1990. Astor Piazzolla: bandoneon with the Athens Colours Orchestra conducted by Manos Hadjidakis. Contains:

1. Tres tangos para bandoneon y orquesta
2. Adios Nonino
3. Concierto para bandoneon y orquesta
4. Adios Nonino (encore)


Selections (CDs covering more than one period or style)


Tangos from Argentina (BMG Ariola ND 70669 (2), 1990, Germany)* - 2 CD Set
A selection of pieces spanning from the 50s to the 80s and therefore covering all styles and arrangements by Piazzolla over that period.

  1. Inspiracion
  2. Adios Nonino (1961 version)
  3. Calambre
  4. Preparense
  5. Redencion
  6. Triunfal
  7. Balada para un loco
  8. Chiquilin de bachin
  9. Verano Porteño
  10. Invierno Porteño
  11. Concierto para Quinteto (1970 version)
  12. La casita de mis viejos
  13. Milonga Triste
  14. El motivo
  15. Tristeza de un doble A (version 7' 10")
  16. El gordo triste
  17. Un dia de paz
  18. Garua
  19. La muerte del Angel

Tangos from Argentina Vol. 2 (BMG/RCA 74321 19700 2, 1994, Germany)* - 2 CD Set
A continuation to the previous CD, this second volume concentrates mainly in the 70s, and it draws heavily from the 'Live at the Regina' and Onda 9 records.

  1. Primavera Porteña
  2. En 3x4
  3. Fuga 9
  4. Mi refugio (bandoneon solo)
  5. Retrato de Alfredo Gobbi (live)
  6. Homenaje a Cordoba
  7. Divertimento 9
  8. En las sombras (bandoneon solo)
  9. Kicho
  10. Introduction by A. Piazzolla
  11. Invierno Porteño (live)
  12. Loca bohemia (bandoneon solo)
  13. Oda para un hippie
  14. Margaritha Gauthier (bandoneon solo)
  15. Buanos Aires hora cero (live)
  16. Onda 9
  17. Verano Porteño
  18. Flores negras (bandoneon solo)
  19. Otoño Porteño (live)

Homenaje (Trova CD 122, 1992, Argentina)*
A reissue of materials from the quintet and from the operita Maria de Buenos Aires. Contains: Adios Nonino, Pulsacion No. 1, Otoño Porteño, Soledad, Fuga y Misterio, Contramilonga a la Funerala, Allegro Tangabile, Tocata Rea, and Tangata del Alba.


Homenaje II (Trova CD 123, 1994, Argentina)*
A reissue of materials from the quintet, a collaboration with A. Agri, and from the Amelita Baltar period. Contains: Chiquilin de Bachin, Pequeña Cancion para Matilde, Adios Nonino (1974), Michelangelo 70, Tangata (Fugata, Soledad, Final), Los Pajaros Perdidos, Pulsacion No. 2, Poema Valseado, and Bandoneon.


Tangamente 1968-1973 (Just a Memory Jam 9107-2, 1993, Canada)*
Contains 3 CDs and information booklet chronicling the 1968-1973 period including some quintet work, the Amelita Baltar/Horacio Ferrer period, and Conjunto 9 period (beginning of the "Italian" era).

CD 1 contains:
Musica Instrumental de la Operita "Maria de Buenos Aires":

  1. Fuga y Misterio
  2. Tocata Rea
  3. Contramilonga a la Funerala
  4. Tangata del Alba
  5. Allegro Tangabile

Amelita Baltar interpreta a Piazzolla y Ferrer:
  1. Balada para un loco
  2. Preludio para el aņo 3001
  3. Balada para mi muerte

Adios Nonino:
  1. Adios Nonino
  2. Otoņo Porteño
  3. Michelangelo 70
  4. Coral
  5. Tangata (Silfo y Ondina):
  6. Fugata
  7. Soledad
  8. Final

CD 2 contains:
Pulsacion:
  1. Pulsacion No 1
  2. Pulsacion No. 2
  3. Pulsacion No. 4
  4. Pulsacion No. 5

Musica Popular Contemporanea de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires:
  1. Homenaje a Cordoba
  2. En 3x4
  3. Oda Para un Hippie
  4. BAires '72

Tristezas de un Doble A:
  1. Zum
  2. Buenos Aires Hora 0
  3. Vardarito
  4. Onda Nueve
  5. Muerte del Angel
  6. Tristezas de un Doble A (version 7' 12")

CD 3 contains:
Tristezas de un Doble A (Suite):
  1. Verano Porteño
  2. Divertimento 9
  3. Preludio 9
  4. Adios Nonino (version 11' 27")
  5. Mufa 72

Amelita Baltar con Astor Piazzolla:
  1. Los Paraguas de Buenos Aires
  2. Las ciudades
  3. La primera palabra
  4. No quiero otro
  5. Vamos, Nina

A. Piazzolla y su Conjunto 9:
  1. El penultimo
  2. Jeanne y Paul

Piazzollissimo (Just a Memory JAM9103/4/5-2, 1991, Canada)* 3 CD set
Contains 6 records in 3 CDs spanning the 1974-1983 period (mostly from the 'Italian' period).

CD 1 contains:
Libertango (Recorded in Buenos Aires 1974, sic, actually recorded in Milano)

  1. Libertango
  2. Meditango
  3. Undertango
  4. Adios Nonino (version 5' 35")
  5. Violentango
  6. Novitango
  7. Amelitango
  8. Tristango

Lumiere (Recorded in Milan 1975)
  1. Solitude
  2. Mort
  3. L'Amour
  4. L'Evasion (Lumiere)
  5. Suite Troiliana
  6. Bandoneon
  7. Zita
  8. Whisky
  9. Escolaso

CD 2 contains:
Persecuta (Piazzolla77) ( recorded in Milan 1977)
  1. Cite' Tango
  2. Pia-sol-la-sol
  3. Largo Tangabile
  4. Persecuta
  5. Windy
  6. Moderato Tangabile
  7. Chant et Fugue (Canto y Fuga)

Chador (Piazzolla78) (recorded in Milan 1977, the titles in parenthesis correspond to the Argentinian edition done for the 1978 World Cup in Argentina...the champion was Argentina).
  1. Thriller (Mundial)
  2. Panic (Marcacion)
  3. Tango Fever-Penalty (Penal)
  4. Chador (Gambeta)
  5. Goooal (Golazo)
  6. BAires Promenade (Wing)
  7. Milonga Strip (Corner)
  8. Tango Blues (Campeon)

CD 3 contains:
Escualo (Recorded in Buenos Aires 1979)
  1. Biyuya
  2. Movimiento Continuo
  3. Verano del 79
  4. Chin Chin
  5. Escualo
  6. Marejadilla

Sette Sequenze (Woe) (Recorded in Munich 1983 with the String Quertet from the Graunke Orchestra of Munich - this was later re-done in the U.S. with the Kronos Quartet)
  1. Sleeping
  2. Midnight
  3. Woe
  4. Look Out
  5. Desire
  6. Awake
  7. Woe Pass Away
Tango Piazolla, Key Works 1984-1989 (Music Club MCCD 165, 1994, Great Britain)
(reissued in the US as Songs from a Heavy Heart: Essential Tangos 1984-1989 (Music Collection 50014, 1996, USA)*)
Recorded at: Studio Delphine, Paris 12/84; Studio ICP, Brussels 11/84; Studio Panda, Buenos Aires 04/85 and Studio Ion, Buenos Aires 12/87. Tracks 10-13 recorded live at Moulin `a Danses, Lausanne, Switzerland, 04/11/89. Trancks 1, 6, 7 and 14 taken from the original soundtrack album 'Sur' (Milan Sur CD13978-2/C358), a film by Fernando E. Solanas.

Astor Piazolla: Bandoneon
Susana Lago: Vocals, Piano & Synthesizer
Pablo Ziegler, Gerardo Gandini: Piano
Roberto Goyeneche, Miguel Angel Sola: Vocals
Kurzwell Omar Espinosa: Acoustic Guitar, Gibson Classic
Horacio Malvino, Oscar Lopez Ruiz: Electric Guitar
Alain Huteau: Alto Saxophone, Drums
Jean-Louis Carlotti, Hector Consoli, Angel Ridolfi: Bass
Daniel Cabrera, Daniel Binelli: Bandoneon
Fernando Suarez Paz: Violin
Carlos Nozzi: Cello

1- Vuelvo al Sur
2- Ausencias
3- Oblivion
4- Tanti Anni Prima
5- Tango-Tango
6- Tristeza, Separacion
7- Los Suenos
8- Duo De Amor
9- Tanguedia III
10- Milonga Del Angel
11- Adios Nonino
12- Nuevo Tango (actually Milonga para Tres, acc. T. Sigiyama)
13- Camorra II (actually Tres Minutos con la Realidad, acc. T. Sugiyama)
14- Regreso Al Amor

Astor Piazolla con orchestra
Adios Nonino (Personality PRS 23195, 1993, Italy)
Tracks 4, 5, 8, 9, 10: instrumental music from the operetta 'Maria de Buenos Aires' (the original integral recording from 1968).

1- Adios Nonino
2- Oton~o Porten~o
3- Michelangelo 70
4- Contramilonga a la Funerala
5- Fuga y Misterio
6- Coral
7- Fugata
8- Tocata Rea
9- Tangata Del Alba
10- Allegro Tangabile
11- Soledad
12- Final

Astor Piazzolla "Masterpieces" (ANS Records, ANS 42004-2, 1994, USA)
Este disco consiste de 4 CDs que se pueden comprar por separado bajo los nombres de "Fuga y Misterio", "Otoño Porteño", "Biyuya" y "Balada para un Loco". Esta todo grabado en vivo. el CD 1 parece como si estuviera grabado por algun espectador porque el balance de los instrumentos es un desastre (el bandoneon y violin fuerte, la guitarra y piano casi imperceptibles). No viene con ningun tipo de informacion pero en el CD numero 3 ("Biyuya", y el que tiene mejor sonido ) habla Piazzolla y la informacion que se puede rescatar es: Grabado en Milan. Piazzolla, Lopez Ruiz, Console, Ziegler, Suarez Paz. (Note: CDs 1 and 3 appear to be the same Italian bootlegs issues by 'Saludos Amigos' label in Italy.)

CD1 ("Fuga y Misterio")
1. Fuga y Misterio/ 2. Zum/ 3. Bs As Hora Cero/ 4. Vardarito/ 5. Onda Nueve/ 6. La Muerte del Angel/ 7. Tristeza de un Doble A/ 8. Verano Porteño/ 9. Divertimento 9/ 10. Preludio 9/ 11. Adios Nonino (11:28)/ 12. Mufa 72

CD2 ("Otoño Porteño")
1. Adios Nonino (8:00)/ 2. Otoño Porteño/ 3. Michelangelo 70/ 4. Contramilonga a la Funerala/ 5. Fuga y Misterio/ 6. Coral/ 7. Fugata/ 8. Tocata Rea/ 9. Tangata del Alba/ 10. Allegro Tangabile/ 11. Soledad/ 12. Final

CD3 ("Biyuya")
1. Biyuya/ 2. Revirado/ 3. Caliente/ 4. Lunfardo/ 5. Decarissimo/ 6. Milonga del Angel/ 7. La Muerte del Angel/ 8. Resurreccion del Angel/ 9. Tristeza de un Doble A/ 10. Escualo/ 11. Group Presentation

CD4 ("Balada para un Loco")
1. Libertango/ 2. Amelitango/ 3. L'Evasion/ 4. Bs As Hora Cero/ 5. Anos de Soledad/ 6. Los Pajaros perdidos/ 7. Bandoneon/ 8. Zita/ 9. Adios Nonino/ 10. Balada para mi muerte/ 11. Balada para un loco


Piazzolla plays Piazzolla Vol. 1 - El nuevo tango de Buenos Aires (BMG/Milan Latino 74321 34270-2, 1995, France)*
One of a 3-CD set reissued by Milan (the other 2 CDs are Famille d'Artistes and Piazzolla's last concert). This one contains music form the movie Sur (tracks 1-5), the movie Tango: L'exile du Gardel (tracks 6-9), and excerpts from the Lausanne Concert (tracks 10-14).

1. Vuelvo al sur
2. Los sueños I
3. Los sueños II
4. Tristeza, separacion I
5. Tristeza, separacion II
6. Duo de amor
7. Tanguedia I
8. Tanguedia II
9. Tanguedia III
10. Camorra II (actually Tres Minutos con la Realidad, acc. T. Sugiyama)
11. Buenos Aires Hora Cero
12. Nuevo Tango (actually Milonga para Tres, acc. T. Sugiyama)
13. Mumuki
14. Reality (actually Sex-tet, acc. T. Sugiyama)


Quejas de Bandoneon (Polydor/Polygram 531989-2, 1996, Argentina)*
A selection covering work in the sixties (but stylistically more 'traditional'). It contains:

  1. Quejas de bandoneon
  2. Ojos negros
  3. Preparense
  4. Malena
  5. Recuerdo
  6. Caliente
  7. El choclo
  8. La cumparsita
  9. Boedo
  10. Taconeando
  11. Los mareados
  12. Imperial
  13. Loca bohemia
  14. El recodo

1,2,7,8 from "The Historia del Tango Vol.1"
5,9,10,11,13 from "The Historia del Tango Vol.2"
4 from "The Historia del Tango Vol.3" (Unfinished, 4 songs were done for this 3rd in the series which was never released: Malena, Sur, Percal, and Uno, they later appeared in an LP with a mix of other groups, the other three songs have not apepared on CD)
3,6,12,14 from "Astor Piazzolla 1944-1964 / 20 An~os de Vanguardia con sus Conjuntos" (a 1964 Phillips LP never reissued as CD)

Serie 20 Exitos (BMG/RCA 74321 27569-2, 1995, Argentina)*
A selection from many styles/periods. Contains:
  1. Adios Nonino
  2. Contrabajeando
  3. Lo que vendra
  4. Nonino
  5. Guitarrazo
  6. Volver
  7. El motivo
  8. Preparense
  9. Tierrita
  10. Chique
  11. Triunfal
  12. Quejas de bandoneon
  13. Sur
  14. Malena
  15. El gordo triste
  16. La primera palabra
  17. Las ciudades
  18. Balada para un loco
  19. Chiquilin de bachin
  20. Verano Porten~o
1,2,3,4,5,8,9,10 with quintet
6,7 bandoneon duo with Anibal Troilo
13,14 with Hector de Rosas singing
15,16,17 Amelita Baltar sings
18,19 with Roberto Goyeneche singing
20 with quintet live


Oblivion (Personality/aaa pagani, PRS 23191, 1993, Italy)*
A selection from movie music (tracks 1-7) and the Nonet recorded live (tracks 8-13). Contains:
  1. Jeanne y Paul
  2. El penultimo
  3. Oblivion
  4. Enrico IV
  5. Tanti anni prima
  6. Remembrance
  7. Cavalcata
  8. Baires 72
  9. Oda para un hippie
  10. Fuga 9
  11. Homenaje a Cordoba
  12. En 3x4
  13. Mufa 72


World of Music Sampler ( Nascente/Music Club NSMP 001, 1997, England)*
A world music compilation which includes Piazzolla/Goyeneche "Vuelvo al Sur".


Piazzolla Compositions Played by Other Musicians

Classical Arrangements: Orchestras, String Ensembles, and Others


Orchestre Symphonique de Buenos Aires, Pedro I. Calderon - conductor
Piazzolla Classiques (Milan Sur 262 578, 1992, France)*
  1. Adios Nonino
  2. Tres Tangos:
  3. Allegro Tranquilo
  4. Moderato Mistico
  5. Allegreto Molto Marcato
  6. Concierto de Nacar:
  7. Presto
  8. Lento Melancolico
  9. Allegro Marcato
  10. Tangazo
  11. Concierto para Bandoneon y Orquesta:
  12. Allegro Marcato
  13. Moderato
  14. Presto

Camerata Bariloche (Chamber Orchestra of Argentina)
Tango! (Dorian Recordings, DOR-90210, 1994, USA)*
In addition to the Piazzolla compositions listed below, it contains pieces by J. Bragato and R. Arizaga.

  1. Suite Punta del Este:
  2. Introduccion (Allegro pesante)
  3. Coral (Adagio)
  4. Fuga (Allegro vivace)
  5. Suite for Oboe and String Orchestra:
  6. Pastoral (Lento)
  7. Allegretto
  8. Dolente (Muy triste)
  9. Adagio (Adagio funebre)
  10. Two Tangos for String Orchestra:
  11. Tango No. 1: Coral
  12. Tango No. 2: Canyengue (Presto Marcato)

Camerata Bariloche w/Daniel Binelli (bandoneon)
Piazzolla Classics: Tango Sensations (Milan 7312835699-2, 1994, USA)*
  1. Three minutes with the truth (Tres minutos con la realidad)
  2. The little house of my ancestors (La casita de mis viejos)
  3. Tango Sensations:
  4. Asleep
  5. Loving
  6. Anxiety
  7. Despair
  8. Fear
  9. Divina (J. Mora, arr. Piazzolla)
  10. Concert for guitar, bandoneon, and string quartet, Hommage a Liege:
  11. Introduction
  12. Milonga
  13. Tango

Musica Camerata Montreal
Le Grand Tango: Piazzolla/Cirigliano (CBC Records MVCD1079, 1995, Canada)*
Contains Piazzolla's "Las cuatro estaciones porteñas", "Le Grand Tango" (for cello and piano, dedicated to M. Rostopovich), "Prelude, fugue, and divertimento" and "Adios Nonino". It also contains J.C. Cirigliano's "El sonido de la ciudad".


Camerata Punta del Este
Tangos of Passion! (Fanfare 3576, 1996, USA)*
Recorded live at the Sottile Theatre, Charleston, South Carolina, USA in February 1996. Daniel Lusca and Juan Jose Rodriguez: violins, Fernando Rodriguez: cello, Elida Gencarelli: piano, Moises Lasca: viola, Vinicio Ascone: bass viol, and Martin Murguerza: percussion. Contains 12 songs including Piazzolla's Adios Nonino, Rio Sena-Variaciones (Piazzolla/Ascone), and Balada para un loco.


Ensemble Paris
Songe d'une Nuit d'Ete (Milan 873091, 1992, France)*
Music that Piazzolla composed for William Shakespeare's play as produced by the Comedie-Francaise, directed by Jorge Lavelli.

  1. Ouverture
  2. Sensuel
  3. Dansee
  4. Cloche
  5. Milongo
  6. Puck Arrabal
  7. Artisane I
  8. Introduction et Berceuse
  9. Bottom
  10. Oberon Final
  11. Duo I
  12. Murmullo Sensuel
  13. Sombrio
  14. Abstract
  15. Artisane I

Modern Players Ensemble - David Searcy, Conductor
Sweet Remembrance of Astor Piazzolla (EMI Classics 7243 5 55131 2 0, 1994, Italy)*
Arrangements for chamber orchestra of the following compositions:

  1. Suite Remembrance:
  2. Oblivion I
  3. Remembrance
  4. Cavalcata
  5. Oblivion II
  6. Histoire du tango:
  7. Bordel 1900
  8. Cafe 1930
  9. Night Club 1960
  10. Concert d'aujourd'hui
  11. Suite Punta del Este:
  12. Introduccion
  13. Coral
  14. Fuga

Various Artists
Piazzollando (Milan Sur 262577, 1992, France)*
Arrangements of Piazzolla by various Brazilian artists (mostly string quartets and chamber orchestras). The version of Tristango is of particular note.

  1. Fuga 9
  2. Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas:
  3. Primavera
  4. Verano
  5. Otoño
  6. Invierno
  7. Aņos de Soledad
  8. Libertango Suite:
  9. Libertango
  10. Tristango
  11. Novitango
  12. Deus Xango

Fernando Suarez Paz
Cuerdas para Piazzolla (Melopea CDMSE 5025, 1992, Argentina)*
Former Piazzolla Quintet member F. Suarez Paz: violin, M.A. Bertero: violin, M. Fiocca: viola, J. Bragato: cello, H. Console: bass, Invited musicians - N. Marconi: bandoneon, P. Ziegler: piano, and H. Pierre: alto sax.

  1. Decarisimo
  2. Invierno Porteño
  3. 3 Minutos con la Realidad
  4. Final: Entre Brecht et Brel
  5. Fuga y Misterio
  6. Concierto para Quinteto
  7. Años de Soledad
  8. Escualo
  9. Inedito

Tango Nuevo
Adios Nonino, In memoriam Astor Piazzolla (Intercord Ton, INT 845.198, 1993, Germany)*
Uruguayan bandoneonist Rene Marino Rivero with Wulfin Lieske: guitar, and Istvan Kuruc: violin, plus the Modern Strings conducted by Ruddi Sodeman.

  1. Adios Nonino
  2. Milonga del Angel
  3. Chau Paris
  4. La Muerte del Angel
  5. Histoire du Tango:
  6. Bordel 1900
  7. Cafe 1930
  8. Night Club 1960
  9. Concert d'aujourd hui
  10. Concierto para bandoneon, guitarra, y orquesta de cuerdas "Hommage a Liege":
  11. Introduccion
  12. Milonga
  13. Tango
  14. Evocacion a Piazzolla (Rene Marino Rivero)

Accademia Amiata Ensemble
Tango Catolico - Piazzolla/Fortmann (Amiata Records ARNR 0894, 1994, Italy)*
M.Falaschi: sax, R. Frati: sax, and E. Candela: piano, plus the Tirana String Quartet. Recorded live in 1993 in Italy.

  1. Tango Catolico (T. Fortmann)
  2. Libertango
  3. Oblivion
  4. Adios Nonino
  5. Close your eyes and listen
  6. Summit
  7. Meditango
  8. Reminiscence
  9. Catholic Blues (T. Fortmann)

Orchestra de Camara de Blumenau (Brazil)
Jobim-Piazzolla Encontro (West Wind Latina WW 2209, 1991, Germany)*
The Blumenau Chamber Orchestra directed by Norton Morozowicz, with Angela Barra, vocals, recorde in 1985. Tracks 1-7 by Antonio Carlos Jobim, words by Vinicius de Moraes, tracks 8-12 by A. Piazzolla, words in 8 by A. Piazzolla. Contains:


1. Canta, canta mais
2. Sem voce
3. Por toda minha vida
4. Eu nao existo sem voce
5. Cancao do amor demais
6. Modinha
7. Estrada branca
8. El calambre
9. Melodia em la menor
10. La muerte del angel
11. Berceuse
12. Primavera portena

The New Word Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas - conductor
Tangazo - Music of Latin America (Argo/Decca 436 737-2, 1993, USA)*
Classical pieces of Latin American composers (plus A. Copland) including Piazzolla's Tangazo.


Quinteto Buenos Aires/Royal Philarmonic Orchestra, Ettore Stratta - conductor
Symphonic Tango (Teldec/Elektra 9031 76997-2, 1992, USA)*
12 tangos in arrangements for symphonic orchestra plus the participation on some musicians from the Piazzolla quintet, P. Ziegler: piano, H. Console: bass, A. Agri: violin, and Leopoldo Federico: bandoneon. Contains Piazzolla's Adios Nonino and Oblivion, P. Ziegler's Milonga en el viento, and Stratta's Astoreando.


Famille D'Artistes- Musique originale du spectacle d'Alfredo Arias et Kado Kostzer. (Milan CD CH385, 1989?, France) (also re-issued as BMG/Milan Latino 74321 34269-2, 1989, France, as part of a 3-CD set released in 1995)*
Lyrics to the music of Astor Piazzolla. Music directed by Richard Galliano. R. Galliano: bandoneon, piano, percussion, Frederic Guerrouet: violoncello, Maria Lago and Francoise Espinoza: chorus.

  1. Ouverture
  2. La chanson du popo
  3. L'hymne a l'artiste
  4. Ouverture du 2eme acte 'mon pere l'oie'
  5. Ma tante Emma la pianiste
  6. La chanson de la naissance
  7. La mort du canard
  8. Sentimental
  9. La danse du jambon mort
  10. Le tango d'Iris
  11. Les artistes
  12. Tango final


Pablo Mainetti and Orquestra de Cambra Teatre Lliure (Josep Pons, conductor)
Astor Piazzolla - Tango, Concerto pour bandoneon (harmonia mundi HMC 901595, 1996, France)*
Pablo Mainetti: bandoneon, Lluis Vidal: piano, and the Orquestra de Cambra Teatre Lliure conducted by Josep Pons. Contains Piazzolla's 1. Concerto pour bandoneon: Allegro marcato, Moderato, and Presto (1979); 2. Tres movimientos tanguisticos porteños: Allegretto, Moderato, Vivace (1968); and 3. Tangos: Decarisimo (1962), Invierno porteno (1969), Adios Nonino (1961), Milonga del angel (1968), and La muerte del angel (1970).


Kronos Quartet
Winter was Hard (Elektra Nonesuch 79181, 1988, USA)
The Kronos (string) Quartet playing a variety of modern composers, including Piazzolla's Four for Tango (composed for Kronos by Piazzolla in 1987).


Deutche Kammerakademie - Johannes Goritzki, conductor
Bandoneon: Astor Piazzolla (Capriccio 10 565, 1996, Germany)*
The Deutche Kammerakademie Neuss directed by Johannes Goritzki and with Lothar Hensel in bandoneon plays Heiden, Waxman, Rota, and Astor Piazzolla's 'Concerto for bandoneon, percussion, and string orquestra' (1979).


Trio NoviTango
Retrato de Astor Piazzolla (Oriente Musik RIEN CD 02, 1995, Germany)*
All compositions by A. Piazzolla arranged by Trio NoviTango: Juan Lucas Aisemberg - viola, Roberto Cima - cello, and Hugo Aisemberg - piano. Contains:

1. Michelangelo '70 (trio)
2. Tristeza de un doble A (trio)
3. Escualo (trio)
4. Picasso (piano)
5. Preparense (piano)
6. Milonga del angel (trio)
7. La muerte del angel (trio)
8. Oblivion (viola and piano)
9. Lunfardo (viola and piano)
10. Milonga en Ay menor (viola and cello)
11. Jeanne y Paul (cello and piano)
12. Milonga sin palabras (cello and piano)
13. El penultimo (cello and piano)
14. Novitango (trio)
15. Amelitango (trio)
16. Meditango (trio)
17. Libertango (trio)


Orquesta Nova
Orquesta Nova (Chesky JD54, 1991, USA)*
Conductor: Carlos Franzetti, Juliet Haffner: viola, Gary Schocker: flute, David Finck: bass, Guillermo Figueroa: violin, Robert Chausow: violin, Eric Friedlander: cello, Lawrence Feldman: sax/clarinet, with guests Tiberio Nascimento: guitar, John Clark: french horn, Lois Colin: harp, Jefferey Marchant: bassoon. Contains pieces by Franzetti, Jobim, and Villa-Lobos among others, as well as A. Piazzolla's La muerte del angel and Oblivion.


Orquesta Nova
Salon New York (Chesky JD86, 1993, USA)*
Carlos Franzetti: piano, Juliet Haffner: viola, Gary Schocker: flute, David Finck: bass, Guillermo Figueroa: violin, Robert Chausow: violin, Eric Friedlander: cello, Lawrence Feldman: sax/clarinet, with guests Tiberio Nascimento: guitar, Lois Colin: harp. Contains pieces by Franzetti, Jobim, and Pintin Castellanos among others, as well as A. Piazzolla's Lunfardo and Milonga del angel, and Franzetti's Tango for Astor.


G-String Quartet
Plays Astor Piazzolla (Koch Schwann 3-6423-2, 1996, Austria)*
Stefan Pintev: violin, Rodrigo Reichel: violin, Mike Rutledge: violin (5 strings), Christof Groth: violoncello. Contains Piazzolla's Michelangelo 70, Milonga for three, Butcher's death, Marejadilla, Tango apasionado, La Camorra II, Milonga del Angel, Fuga 9, Verano del 79, Coral (all on arrangements by Mike Rutledge).


Gidon Kremer Hommage a Piazzolla (Nonesuch 79407-2, 1996, USA)*
Gidon Kremer: violin, Per Arne Glorvigen: bandoneon, Vadim Sakharov: piano, and Alois Posch: bass, also with Michel Portal: clarinet, Elisabeth Chojnacki: harpsichord, Frederick Lips: bajan, Svjatoslav Lips: bass, Paul Meyer: clarinet, Mark Pekarsky: percussion, and Vladimir Tonkha: violoncello. Contains:

1. Milonga en Re
2. Vardarito
3. Oblivion
4. Escualo
5. Cafe 1930 (from Histoire du Tango)
6. Concierto para quinteto
7. Soledad
8. Buenos Aires hora cero
9. Celos
10. El sol sueño (Hommage a Piazzolla) by Jerzy Peterburshky
11. Le grand tango


Judith Hall
Classical Flute a la Jazz (Masters MCD 62, year?, England)
Judith Hall: flute, J. Jacobson: piano, T. Walker: guitar, and P. Buckocke: bass. Contains Piazzolla's Concert d'aujourd'hui.


Stephanie Jutt - flutist (GM Records, GM2026CD, 1990, USA)*
Contains Piazzolla's 6 Etudes tanguistiques pour flute (Decide, Anxieux et rubato, Molto marcato e energetico, Lento-meditativo, #=120, and Avec anxiete).


Marc Grauwels
The Collection (Syrinx Records, CSR96101, 1996?, Belgium)*
A two-CD set containing music interpreted by Marc Grauwels (flute) with orchestra, or in duo. It features A. Piazzolla's Histoire du Tango: Bordel 1900 and Night Club 1960, with M. Grauwels: flute, Y. Storms: guitar, and F. Michels: percussion (on Bordel only). These two Piazzolla songs also appeared in "From Piazzolla to Shankar" (Syrinx Records, CSR91103, 1991?, Belgium).


Orquesta Filarmonica de la Ciudad de Montevideo
Galas de Tango (Orfeo CDO 0632, 1994, Uruguay)*
The Montevideo Philarmonic conducted by Federico Garcia Vigil, recorded live at Teatro Solis, with Toto D'Amario in bandoneon and arrangements, Hugo Diaz: bandoneon, and Gustavo Nocetti: voice. Contains 13 tangos including Piazzolla's Adios Nonino.


Orquesta Filarmonica de la Ciudad de Montevideo
Galas de Tango II (Orfeo CDO 148 2, 1996, Uruguay)*
The Montevideo Philarmonic conducted by Federico Garcia Vigil, recorded live at Teatro Solis, with Toto D'Amario in bandoneon and arrangements, Hugo Diaz: bandoneon, and Gustavo Nocetti and Daniel Cortes: voice. Contains 19 tangos including Piazzolla's Verano Porteño.


Modern Ensemble
Tangus Dei (Rainbow Classics RW 9607, 1996, Austria)
Ricardo Parrucci (fl); Gloria Merani (vn); Alessandro Franconi (va); Filippo Burchietti (vc). Contains 8 songs including Piazzolla's Histoire du Tango and Tangus Dei.


Henk van Twillert & Sonja van Beek
Tango (Movieplay Music SMP 850453, 1996, Holland)*
Henk van Twillert (bs) & Sonja van Beek (vn) and Salzburg Chamber Soloists Quintet. Contains:

  1. Libertango
  2. Solitude
  3. Verano Porteño
  4. Novitango
  5. Desierto (composed by Henk Huizinga & Marleen Hunzinga Visser)
  6. Reminiscence
  7. Close Your Eyes & Listen
  8. Chubasco (composed by Henk Huizinga & Marleen Hunzinga Visser)
  9. Years Of Solitude
  10. Violintango (actually Violentango)
  11. Deus Xango
  12. Whisky
  13. Undertango

Neofonia Ensemble
Homenaje (Plays the music of Astor Piazzolla) (Kicco Classic KC00896CD, 1996, Italy)*
Direction and arrangements:Gianni Mola, Antonio Graziano: sax, Ciro Evangelista: vibes and percussion, Umberto Aragona: violin soloist, Luigi Salerno: bass, Gianni Mola: piano, Vincenzo Liguori: guitar, Sonia del Santo: harp, Alfonso Anzevino: flute, Gaetano Falzarano: clarinet, Claudio Borrelli: drums, Egidio Mastrominico: first violin of the quartet, Floriana Bertucci: viola, Alfredo Mola: cello. Contains:

  1. Libertango
  2. Introduccion a Oblivion (G.Mola)
  3. Oblivion
  4. Fugata
  5. Coral
  6. Contrabajisimo
  7. Zum
  8. Homenaje a Cordoba
  9. Fuga nueve
  10. Soledad
  11. Allegro tangabile
  12. Reminiscence

Rostropovich
The Russian Years 1950-1974 (EMI Classics 7243 5 72016 2 9, 1997, UK)
This box set include 12 CDs of historic performances and a specially recorded bonus CD of new recordings. The bonus CD called "New Recordings 1996" contains 12 songs including Piazzolla's Le Grand Tango (dedicated to Rostropovich) played by Rostropovich (vc) & Igor Uriash (p) (great performance!) (thanks Mitsumasa).


Cuarteto de Cuerdas Almerares
Piazzolla-Ginastera (Musidisc 8 31963 2, 1995, Argentina)*
Hector Almerares and Francisco Almerares: violin, Guillermo Jakubowicz: viola, Jorge Alemerares: violoncello. Contains Alberto Ginastera's Cuarteto No. 1, Op. 20, and Astor Piazzolla's Tango Ballet (1. Introduccion, 2. La calle, 3. Encuentro - Olvido, 4. Cabaret, 5. Soledad - Retorno a la Calle).


Orquesta Estable del Teatro Colon - Jose Carli (Director)
Piazzolla Hoy (EMI 5 55092 2, 1993, Argentina)*
Recorded in Auditorio Belgrano between 1990 and 1991. Bandoneon solo: Daniel Binelli. Contains:

  1. Decarisimo
  2. Chiquilin de Bachin
  3. Concierto para Bandoneon (Allegro Marcato, Moderato, Presto)
  4. Milonga del Angel
  5. Muerte del Angel
  6. Adios Nonino
  7. Fuga y Misterio

Trio Ad Hoc
Works for Flute, Cello, and Piano (Rene Gailly CD 87 095, 1994, Belgium)*
Alejandro Beresi: flute, Guillermo Cerviño Wood: cello, and Chantal Levée: piano play compositions by Martinu, Deom, Ginastera, Cobian (selection of tangos), Berenguer (world premiere of Preludio y Fuga en Tango and Movimiento de Tango), and Astor Piazzolla's Adios Nonino.



Tango and New Tango Groups


Anibal Troilo
Alma de Fuelle (Music Hall RACD 81, 1993, Argentina)*
(also issued as Sus Mejores Momentos, Music Hall 246529, 1994, Argentina)*
Contains 14 tangos including Piazzolla's Triunfal and Contratiempo. The CD has no liner notes so it is not known if these recordings are from the early 1940s when Piazzolla played and arranged in Troilo's orchestra, or (most likely) are later version done by Troilo after Piazzolla had left.


Octeto de Daniel Piazzolla
PiazzollaxPiazzolla (BMG/Milan Sur CDA0681, 1995, Argentina)*

Essentially the reconstitution of Astor Piazzolla's Octet now under the leadership of Daniel Piazzolla. Daniel H. Piazzolla (Astor's son): keyboards and percussion, Daniel A. Piazzolla (Astor's grandson): drums, Julio Pane: bandoneon, Arturo Schneider: flute and sax, Roberto Santocono: bass, Saul Cosentino: organ, Raul Luzzi: guitar, Nicolas Ledesma: piano, Hernan Salinas: voice (on 6 and 10), Fito Paez: voice (on 8). Contains:


1. Violentango
2. El Diego (to Diego Armando Maradona) (D. Piazzolla)
3. Fuga y Misterio
4. Romance del diablo
5. Mi Viejo Piazzolla - Elegia (D. Piazzolla)
6. Mi Viejo Piazzolla (D. Piazzolla, lyrics by Horacio Ferrer)
7. Verano Porteño
8. Tanti anni prima (lyrics by Fito Paez)
9. Libertango
10. Los amantes (D. Piazzolla, lyrics by Oliverio Girondo)
11. Lalla (D. Piazzolla)
12. Adios Nonino

All other songs by A. Piazzolla


Tango Concertino
Live in Olavshallen, Trondheim 1994 (NCB TCCD 94-001, 1994, Norway)*
Norwegian sextet Tango Concertino recorded live; Sveinung Lillebjerka: violin, Ørnulf Lillebjerka: cello, Truls Waagø: contrabass, Kåre Jostein Simonsen: bajan, Rasmus Rohde: guitar, and Frode Fjellheim: piano. The bajan is a Russian accordion with a very nice sound that Simonsen plays with great tango feeling. Includes some classic tangos like Felicia, El Choclo, La Cumparsita, and Taquito Militar, as well as beautiful arrangements of Piazzolla's Preparense, Milonga III, Tanguedia, Verano Porteño, Knife Fight, Concierto para quinteto, and Soledad (best interpretation I have heard). This record is proof that tango is not only alive and well, but even thriving, in Scandinavia.


Tango Concertino
Tango Concertino (Norske Gramas AS EKG CD 19, 1996, Norway)*
Norwegian sextet Tango Concertino; Sveinung Lillebjerka: violin, Ørnulf Lillebjerka: cello, Truls Waagø: contrabass, Kåre Jostein Simonsen: bajan, Rasmus Rohde: guitar, and Frode Fjellheim: piano, with Marthe Werring: vocals. Contains 12 songs including Piazzolla/Ferrer's Balada para un loco and Vamos Nina, and Piazzolla's Michelangelo 70, Oblivion, Milonga Picaresque, Milonga del Angel, and Che Tango Che.


Tangoneon
Tangoneon (Silex Y225007, 1991?, France)*
O. Manoury: bandoneon, E. Pascual: piano, M. Nick: violin, I. D'Auzac: bass, J. "Negrito" Trassante: percussion. Contains 11 songs including Piazzolla's "Lo que vendra".


Tempo di Tango
Tempo di Tango (Silex Y225055, 1995, France)*
O. Manoury: bandoneon, Edda Erlendsdottir: piano, Isabelle d'Auzac: bass, Christophe Beau: violoncello, Helga Gudmundsdottir: violin, Florence Roussin and Francois Poyel: viola. Contains 13 songs including Piazzolla's Milonga del angel, Le Grand Tango (Tangazo?), Invierno Porteño, and Four for Tango.


Quartango
Musica Viva (CBC MVCD1014, 1986, Canada)*
Romulo Larrea: bandoneon, Adolfo Bornstein: violin, Richard Hunt: piano, and Rene Gosselin: bass. Contains 14 songs including Piazzolla's Lo que vendra, Adios Nonino, and Lunfardo, and Piazzolla/Troilo's Contrabajeando.


Quartango
Espresso (Justin Time 84-2, 1995, Canada)*
Mario Leblanc: accordion, Stephane Allard: violin, Richard Hunt: piano, and Rene Gosselin: bass. Contains 12 songs including Piazzolla's Bando, B. G. & B., Balada para un Loco, and Zum.


Quartango
Compadres (Justin Time JUST 112-2, 1997, Canada)*
Mario Leblanc: accordion, Stephane Allard: violin, Richard Hunt: piano, and Rene Gosselin: bass, special guest Robert Cram: flute. Contains 13 songs including Piazzolla's Milonga del Angel and the Histoire du Tango Suite: Bordel 1900, Cafe 1930, NightClub 1960, Concert 1990 (Concert d'aujourd'hui).


Luis Rizzo Cuarteto
Tristesse (Kardum BPE 127 969, 1992, France - under license to Materiali Sonori (p) 1991)*
Luis Rizzo: guitar, Cesar Strocio: bandoneon, Adrian Politi: guitar, Carlos Carlsen: bass, Susanna Rizzo: vocals. Contains 13 tangos including Piazzolla's Violentango and Contratiempo.

Luis Rizzo Trio
Tango, Vol. 2 (Mandala/Harmonia Mundi MAN 4831, 1994, France)*
Luis Rizzo: guitar, Victorio Pujia: guitar, Daniel Cabrera: bandoneon (J.J. Mosalini: bandoneon on some tracks, none of the Piazzolla versions). Contains 12 tangos including Piazzolla's Libertango and Adios Nonino


Richard Galliano
Astor Piazzolla - Ballet Tango (Milan Sur 873 032, 1992, France)*
Arrangements for accordion and bandonenon of some Piazzolla classics as well as some previously unreleased compositions.

1. Adios Nonino (for 4 accordions and bandoneon solo)
2. Oblivion (idem)
3. Chiquilin de Bachin (for accordion and bandonenon)
4. Pedro y Pedro (for accordion solo)
5. Ballet Tango (Piazzolla, dedicated to R. Galliano):
Introduction
La cite
L'Amour
Cabaret
Solitude
Finale
Grand Final
6. Trois Preludes (for accordion solo, arr. Galliano):
Leijia's game
Flora's game
Sunny's game

Antonio Agri
La Conversacion (Melopea CDMSE 5057, 1994, Argentina)*
Contains 10 songs including Piazzolla's Adios Nonino (choral version), La Bicicleta Blanca, Jacinto Chiclana, Libertango, and Revirado.


Osvaldo Piro y Ensamble Nueve
Romance de Abril (Melopea CDM 071, 1993, Argentina)*
Contains 10 songs including Piazzolla's Adios Nonino and Libertango.


Mosalini/Beytelmann/Caratini
La Bordona (Label Bleu LBLC 6548, 1991, France)*
Contains eight tangos, including Contrabajeando (Troilo-Piazzolla)


Juan Jose Mosalini et son grand orchestre de Tango
Bordoneo y 900 (Indigo/Label Bleu LBLC 2507, year?, France)*
J.J. Mosalini: bandoneon, J.J. Mosalini Jr.: bandoneon, Serge Amico: bandoneon, Cecile Girard: violoncello, Sylvestre Vergez: alto, Anne Lepape, Sebastien Couranjou, Juliette Wittendal, Nicolas Dupin: violin, Roberto Tormo: bass, Osvaldo Calo: piano. Contains 16 songs including Piazzolla's Lo que vendra and Adios Nonino.


Hugo Diaz Trio
Classical Tango Argentino (ARC Music EUCD 1143, year?, Germany)*
Hugo Diaz: bandoneon, Luis Etchebarne: piano, and Vinicio Ascone: bass. Contains 15 songs including Piazzolla's Otoño Porteño and Melancolico Buenos Aires.


Hugo Diaz Trio
Tango Argentino (ARC Music EUCD 1233, 1993, Germany)*
Hugo Diaz: bandoneon, Luis Etchebarne: piano, and Vinicio Ascone: bass. Contains 17 songs including Piazzolla's Adios Nonino and Verano Porteño.


Hugo Diaz Trio
Tango Argentino (ARC Music EUCD 1327, 1995, Germany)*
Hugo Diaz: bandoneon, Juan Martinez: guitar, and Nils Disconcilio: bass, plus guests Ciro Perez: guitar, and Miguel Lima: guitarron. Contains 17 songs including Piazzolla's La ultima grela.


Trio Pantango
Tango Argentino Popular (ARC Music EUCD 1257, 1993, Germany)*
Argentinian musicians Andres Serafini: bass, Guillermo Destaillats: bandoneon, and Fernando Rubin Saglia: guitar. Contains 14 tangos, including Piazzolla's Verano Porteño, Libertango, Novitango, and Años de Soledad.


Trio Pantango
Tango Argentino/Che bandoneon (ARC Music EUCD 1334, 1995, Germany)*
Guillermo Destaillats: bandoneon, Fernando Rubin Saglia: guitar, Michael Elvermann: clarinet, with guest Dirk Luking: bass. Contains 18 tangos, including Piazzolla's Cafe 1930, Libertango, and Lo que vendra.


Trio Pantango
Tango Argentino/El Garron (ARC Music EUCD 1379, 1996, Germany)*
Guillermo Destaillats: bandoneon, Fernando Rubin Saglia: guitar and bass, Michael Elvermann: clarinet. Contains 17 tangos, including Piazzolla's Soledad, and La Muerte del Angel.


L'Art de Passage
Hotel du Tango (Cooleur, LC 4570, 1993, Germany)*
T. Morgenstern: accordion, R. Rohloff: guitar, S. Kling: piano. Contains 13 songs including Piazzolla's Libertango.


Cesar Stroscio (Esquina)
Musiques du Rio de la Plata (Ruda 82905-2, 1995, France)*
C. Stroscio: bandoneon, C. Enriquez: guitarra, H. Tissier: bass. Contains 10 songs including Piazzolla's Buenos Aires Hora Cero.


Tango 7
Musica de Buenos Aires Vols. 1 and 2 (Zytglogge ZYT 4516 and ZYT 4523, 1993, Germany?)*
(These CDs have been reissued in the US as Vol 1: VOX 7516 in 1995 and Vol 2: VOX 7528 in 1996)

Daniel Binelli: bandoneon, Daniel Zisman & Osvaldo Ciancio: violin, Eduardo Vassallo: cello, Gerardo Vila: piano & flute, Hugo Romero: guitar, and Silvio Acosta: bass. Contains 28 tangos including A. Piazzolla's Chau Paris, Picasso, Imperial, and Resurreccion del Angel, and a Piazzolla arrangement of P. Maffia's Taconenado (Vol. 1), as well as Marron y azul, S.V.P., Bando, and Allegro Tangabile (Vol. 2).


Daniel Binelli
Tango (Black Sun 15020-2, 1996, USA/Germany)*

Daniel Binelli: bandoneon, Sergio Balderrabano: piano, Julio Graña: violin, Diego Sanchez: cello, Oscar Victor Carnero: double bass, Marcelo Chiodi: sax, flute, Hector (Cacho) Tejera: percussion. Contains 11 songs including Piazzolla's Remembranza and Tanguedia.


Alberto Negri-Divorne
El Tango de mis recuerdos (DORON DRC 1001, 1995, Switzerland)*

Alberto Negri-Divorne: bandoneon, Matthias Steiner and Claudia Cohen: violin, Hannes Versteeg: bass, Eddy Mers: piano. Contains 18 songs including Piazzolla's Adios Nonino, Imperial, Oblivion, Balada para un loco, and Lo que vendra (the latter in arrangement of Quintin Verdu).


Sexteto Mayor
Quejas de bandoneon - Tango (World Network Best.-Nr. 52.988, 1991, Germany)*
Jose Liebertella: bandoneon, Luis Stazo: bandoneon, Eduardo Walczak: violin, Mario Abramovich: violin, Oscar Palermo: piano, and Osvaldo Aulicino: bass. Contains 18 tangos including Piazzolla's Adios Nonino and Selection of Piazzolla's Themes by Libertella.


Sexteto Mayor Orchestra (not listed as such)
A Passion for Tango (Angel CDC 7 54857 2 1, 1994, USA)*
Jose Liebertella: bandoneon, Luis Stazo: bandoneon, Tomas Giannini: bandoneon, Eduardo Walczak: violin, Mario Abramovich: violin, Oscar Palermo: piano, and Osvaldo Aulicino: bass, Jorge Orlando: percussion, and Juan Carlos Zunini: keyboards/synthesizer. Contains 19 tangos including Piazzolla's Adios Nonino, Libertango, Fuga y Misterio, and Onda 9.

Sexteto Mayor
Trottoirs de Buenos Aires: De Gardel a Piazzolla (Network 58.246, 1995, Germany)*
Jose Liebertella: bandoneon, Luis Stazo: bandoneon, Eduardo Walczak: violin, Mario Abramovich: violin, Oscar Palermo: piano, and Osvaldo Aulicino: bass with special guest Adriana Varela: vocals (on some tracks), also with many other guest musicians including Kicho Diaz on three tracks. Contains 19 tangos including Piazzolla's Invierno Porteño, Libertango, Verano Porteño, and Fuga y Misterio.


Sexteto Tango
Tango Maestro (RCA Victor/BMG/EMSSA 74321 27554-2, 1995, Argentina)*
A compilation of 1968/69 recordings containing 25 tangos including Piazzolla's Lo que vendra. No musician credits given except for Jorge Maciel: voice.


InTime Quintet
Piazzola InTime (Alba Records, ABCD 110, 1995, Finland)

1. Tanguedia
2. Biyuya
3. Adios Nonino
4. Milonga del Angel
5. Le Muerte del Angel
6. Veran Porteño
7. Invierno Porteño
8. Libertango
9. Michelangelo
10. Milonga Loca
11. Tangata


InTime Quintet
Piazzolla In Time (vol. 2): Chin Chin (Alba Records, ABCD 119, 1997, Finland)

1. Escualo
2. Revirado
3. Lo que vendra
4. Otoño Porteño
5. Soledad
6. Concierto para quinteto
7. Decarisimo
8. Caliente
9. Primavera Porteña
10. Chin Chin

Various Artists
Buenos Aires by Night (EMI 0777 7 89180 8 CDEMS 1487, 1993, UK)*
20 classic tangos including Piazzolla's Adios Nonino by the Sexteto Mayor and Verano Porteņo by Raul Garello.

Carlos Buono Orquesta (Melopea CDM 093, 1994, Argentina)
Includes the following Piazzolla compositions: Mi Loco Bandoneon - Tango del Angel - Duo de Amor - Libertango


Juan Carlos Carrasco et son Quartet Argentin
Tangos Argentins - Bandoneon & Passion (Versailles 477689-2, 1994, France)

Includes J.J. Mosalini at the bandoneon, all arrangements by J.J. Carrasco. Contains Piazzolla's Vardarito.


Carlos Garcia and the Tango All Stars
Argentina: Tango (II) (JVC VICG 5343-2, 1994, Japan)*
Contains Piazzolla's Verano porteno and Adios nonino.


Tango Orkestret
Tango Orkestret (Stunt Records Cat No.?, 1993, Denmark/Germany)
Kristian Bagge Jorgensen: violin, Kaare Munkholm: marimba, vibes, Carl Quist Moller: Drums, darbuka, percussion, Henrik Sveidahl: sax, clarinet, Palle Winfeldt: guitar, plus guests Paul Dissing: vocals, and Peter Bastian: bassoon. Contains 9 songs including Piazzolla's Primavera Porteña, Zum, Concierto para Quinteto, and Kontrabajisimo.


Bailongo
Tangoleando (Syncoop Records 5754 CD 166, 1993, Holland?)*
Antoinette Lohmann: violin, viola, Wil Boonstra: bandoneon, Rob Bergert-ac: guitar, Pieter Van Lier: bass, Lucas de Bruin: piano. Contains 16 songs including Piazzolla's Jacinto Chiclana, Alguien le dice al tango, Celos, Verano del 79, Milonga del angel, Invierno Porteño, Michelangelo 70, and Oblivion.


Barenboim/Mederos/Console
Mi Buenos Aires Querido - Tangos Among Friends (Teldec 0630-13474-2, 1996, Germany)*

Daniel Barenboim: piano, Rodolfo Mederos: bandoneon, Hector Console: bass. Contains 13 songs including Piazzolla's Verano Porteño, Tzigane Tango, Invierno Porteño, Adios Nonino, Primavera Porteña, Otoño Porteño and Piazzolla/Troilo's Contrabajeando.


LazarPerry
Tangodelic (IMP 945, 1996, France)*
A trio of violin, bass, and accordeon, although the CD does not specify musicians. Paul Lazar and Franco Perry are members of the trio, the third musician is not credited. The liner notes do not specify who plays what. Contains 10 songs including Piazzolla's Pia Sol La Sol, Thriller, El Loco (arrangement of Balasa para un Loco), and Cite Tango. In addition it contains Loco Blues (based on Balada...?) and Tribut (for Astor Piazzolla?).


Trio Gomina
Trio Gomina (Label Bleu/Indigo LBLC2526, 1995, France)*
Leonardo Sanchez: guitar, musical director, and arrangements, Juan Jose Mosalini Jr.: bandoneon, Mauricio Angarita: bass. Contains 14 songs including Piazzolla's Verano Porteño and L'Evasion.



Federico/Malvicino/Cevasco
Made in Buenos Aires (Milonga/Jazz & Fusion MGA 007, 1996, Argentina)*
Leopoldo Federico: bandoneon, Horacio Malvicino: guitar, and Adalberto Cevasco: bass. Contains 9 songs including Piazzolla's Concierto para Bandoneon y Orquesta (3 Movements in transcription/arrangement by Horacio Malvicino).


Uruguay Tango
Tango en Concierto - Live in Japan (Japan Record UPC 101, 1989, Japan)*
Recorded live at the Ongaku No Tomo Hall in Tokyo on June 15, 1988. Uruguayan musicians Edison Bordon: bandoneon, Ruben De La Puente: piano, Miguel Pose: bass, and Daniel Esposito: voice. Contains 18 tangos including Piazzolla's Adios Nonino.

Various
Tangos de este Siglo (UNLP/UR un-numbered, year?, Argentina)*
This is an un-numbered (probably non-comercial) CD released by the Universidad Nacional de La Plata - Argentina, and the Universidad de la Republica - Uruguay. Toto D'Amario: bandoneon, arrangements, and director, Hector Coralli: bandoneon, Daniel Lasca: violin, Laura Urbiztondo de Favero: violin, Moises Lasca: viola, Fernando Rodriguez: cello, Roberto Abitante: piano, Nestor Edmundo Mendy: bass. Contains 12 tangos including Piazzolla's Adios Nonino.

Jazz Groups and Sax Ensembles


Al Di Meola
World Sinfonia (Tomato R2 79750, 1991, USA)*
Al DiMeola: guitar, Dino Saluzzi: bandoneon, Arto Tuncboyaci: percussion, Gumbi Ortiz: percussion, Chris Carrington: guitar. Contains Piazzolla's Tango Suite Part I (Allegro), and Tango Suite Part III (Allegro), as well as DiMeola's Last Tango for Astor.


Al Di Meola World Sinfonia
Heart of the Immigrants (Mesa R2 79052, 1993, USA)*
Al DiMeola: guitar, Dino Saluzzi: bandonenon, Arto Tuncboyacian: percussion, Chris Carrington: guitar. Contains Piazzolla's Night Club 1960, Tango II, Bordel 1900, and Cafe 1930.


Al Di Meola
Di Meola plays Piazzolla (Mesa/Bluemoon 2 92744, 1996, USA)*
Contains:

1. Oblivion
2. Cafe 1930
3. Tango Suite Part I
4. Tango Suite Part III
5. Verano Reflections (Piazzolla/Di Meola)
6. Night Club 1960
7. Tango II
8. Bordel 1900
9. Milonga del Angel
10. Last tango for Astor (Di Meola)

Tracks 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 10 are re-releases from the two CDs listed above (see the World Sinfonia titles and details). Tracks 1, 5, and 9 are new to this release.


Richard Galliano Quartet
New Musette (Label Bleu LBLC 6547, 1991, France)*
Recorded live in 1991. Richard Galliano: accordion, Philip Catherine: guitar, Aldo Romano: drums, Pierre Michelot: bass. Includes Piazzolla's Oblivion and Galliano's Laura et Astor (dedicated to Piazzolla and his wife).


Richard Galliano
Laurita (Dreyfus FDM 36572-2, 1995, France)*
R. Galliano: accordion, P. Danielsson: bass, J. Baron: drums, M. Portal: clarinet, D. Lockwood: violin, T. Thielmans: harmonica. Contains 10 songs, including Piazzolla's Libertango and Milonga del Angel.


Tango XXX
Tango XXX (ans records ANS 13103-2, 1995, USA)*
Jorge Retamoza: sax, Alejandro Devries: piano, Miguel Delbo: bass/guitar, Claudio Borelli: drums, plus Arturo Puertas: bass, and Abel Petrone: piano. Recorded in Buenos Aires in 1991. Contains 9 songs including Piazzolla's "Años de soledad".


Aurelia Saxophone Quartet
Contrasaxeando (Etcetera KTC 1186, 1994, Holland)*
Aurelia Sax Quartet (J. Van der Linden, A. Arends, A. Bornkamp, and W. van Merwijk) plus G. Toker: bandoneon and J.P. Dobal: piano. Recorded live in Amsterdam June 26, 1994.

  1. Escualo
  2. Adios Nonino
  3. Caliente
  4. Astor que estas en los cielos (G. Toker)
  5. Contrabajeando
  6. Cuatro estaciones porten~as
  7. Vayamos al diablo
  8. Four, for tango
  9. Milonga del angel
  10. Contrabajissimo
  11. Michelangelo 70
  12. Fuga y misterio
  13. Variaciones de la fuga

New Danish Saxophone Quartet
Astor Piazzolla - Tango (Kontrapunkt 32196, 1994, Denmark)*
Jorgen Bove: soprano sax, Christian Hougaard: alto sax, Torben Enghoff: tenor sax, Per Egholm: baritone sax. Contains:

  1. Histoire du Tango (Bordel 1900, Cafe 1930, Night Club 1960, Concert D'Aujourd'hui)
  2. Milonga del angel
  3. Libertango
  4. Four, for tango
  5. Michelangelo 70
  6. Adios Nonino
  7. Pulsacion No. 2
  8. Oda para un hippie
  9. Suite from "The rough dancer and the cyclical night" (Prologue - tango apasionado, Milonga picaresque, Leonora's (sic) love theme, Bailonga (sic), Finale - tango apasionado)

Miguel de Caro
Saxotangueando (Argentina Musical 4824, 1994, Argentina)
Miguel de Caro: sax, Leonardo Federico: bandoneon, Claudio Guiragossian: piano. Includes Piazzolla's Decarissimo and Years of Solitude.


Will Taylor and the Jazz Menagerie
Live from Austin (Cymekob CYK 805-2, 1996, USA)*
Recorded live in Austin, Texas. Will Taylor: viola, Elias Haslanger: sax, Steve Zyrkel: bass, Glenn Rexach: guitar, and Chris Searles: drums. Contains some Jazz classics such as Stolen Moments, Cherokee, and Caravan, as well as Piazzolla's Deus Xango.


Phil Woods
Astor and Elis (Chesky JD146, 1996, USA)*
Phil Woods, Clarinet and Alto Sax, Eric Friedlander, Cello, Phil Markowitz, Synthesizer, David Finck, Bass, Duduka Da Fonseca, Drums and Percussion, and Bill Charlap, Piano. This is Phil Woods homage to Astor Piazzolla and Elis Regina. Contains compositions by Astor Piazzolla, Milton Nascimento, Joao Bosco and Dizzy Gillespie (Con Alma). Featured here are Piazzolla's Adios Nonino, Oblivion, Milonga del Angel, Leijia's Game, and Invierno Porteño, as well as Woods' 'Piece for Piazzolla' dedicated to Astor.


Jim Hall
Live at Town Hall - Vol. 1 (Music Masters 5050-2-C, 1991, USA)*
Recorded live at Town Hall on June 26, 1990. Contains a variety of themes and group arrangements. Includes Piazzolla's Laura's Dream with the following line up: Jim Hall - guitar, Gary Burton - vibraphone, Steve LaSpina - bass, and the Classical Heritage Ensemble: Kermit Moose - cello, leader, Shem Guibbory - violin, Richard Henrikson - violin, Diedra Lawrence - viola, Tommy Kamp - arranger.


Kip Hanrahan
Days and Nights of Blue Luck Inverted (American Clave AMCL 1012, 1993, USA)
also on "American Clave" (American Clave AMCL 1020, 1993, USA)*
Contains Piazzolla's "Ah, Intruder (Female)" - possibly A Intrusa - on arrangement by Hanrahan and Piazzolla. Recorded May 1986 and originally released in 1988 (in Europe?), released in the US in 1993 both in the Kip Hanrahan CD and in the American Clave double sampler. Players in this song are: Andy Gonzalez - bass, David Murray -sax, Pablo Ziegler - piano, Alfredo Triff - violin.


The Tango Kings
The Tango Kings (Big World BW 2016, 1995, USA)*
Finnish Liro Rantala: piano, Gil Goldstein: accordion, Marc Feldman: violin, and Mike Richmond: bass, with guest guitarrists (different songs): Birelli Lagrene, Romero Lubambo, Adam Rogers and Toninho Horta, also Charley Drayton: percussion, Jodok (a parrot): vocals and Uruguayan Ruben Rada: vocals (on Pat Metheny's Antonia). Contains 12 songs including Piazzolla's Decarisimo (arranged for the French taste) and Caliente. Also Liro Rantala's homage to Piazzolla: Astorale.


Various
Astortango 1: Piazzolla y el Mundo (BMG 74321 42337-2, 1996, Argentina)*
Document of a series of concerts in honor of Piazzolla with guest musicians from around the world. Recorded live at Teatro Opera in Buenos Aires on June 13, 14, and 15 of 1996. Contains:

  1. Adios Nonino (Hector Stamponi)
  2. Siempre se Vuelve a Buenos Aires (Tania Libertad and her Group)
  3. Balada para un Loco (Raymundo Fagner and his Group)
  4. Milonga del Trovador (Jairo)
  5. Los Paraguas de Buenos Aires (Soledad Bravo and her Group)
  6. Años de Soledad (Hermeto Pascoal and his Group)
  7. Escolazo (Daniel Piazzolla and his Octet)
  8. Milonga del Angel (Danilo Perez)
  9. Little Italy 1930 (Gary Burton and Danilo Perez)
  10. Libertango (Chick Corea)
  11. Violentango (Chick Coera, Gary Burton, Danilo Perez, and Daniel Piazzolla and Octet)


Various
Astortango 2: Piazzolla Porteño (BMG 74321 42338-2, 1996, Argentina)*
Document of a series of concerts in honor of Piazzolla with a regrouping of some of his quintets and singers with guest bandoneonists. Recorded live at Teatro Opera in Buenos Aires on June 13, 14, and 15 of 1996. Contains:

  1. Mi Viejo Piazzolla (Horacio Ferrer)
  2. Adios Nonino (Suarez Paz, Gandini, Console, Binelli, Malvicino)
  3. La Ultima Grela (Suarez Paz, Gandini, Console, Marconi, Lopez Ruiz, Jorge Sobral sings)
  4. Milonga del Angel (Suarez Paz, Gandini, Console, Garello, Lopez Ruiz)
  5. Balada para mi Muerte (Suarez Paz, Gandini, Console, Binelli, Malvicino, Raul Lavie sings)
  6. La Bicicleta Blanca (Suarez Paz, Gandini, Console, Binelli, Malvicino, Raul Lavie sings)
  7. La Muerte del Angel (Suarez Paz, Gandini, Console, Binelli, Tirao)
  8. Mi Loco Bandoneon (Suarez Paz, Gandini, Console, Binelli, Lopez Ruiz, Jose Angel Trelles sings)
  9. Soledad (Suarez Paz, Gandini, Console, Mederos, Malvicino)
  10. Chiquilin de Bachin (Suarez Paz, Gandini, Console, Binelli, Malvicino, Amelita Baltar sings)
  11. Balada para un Loco (Suarez Paz, Gandini, Console, Binelli, Malvicino, Amelita Baltar sings)


Singers and Choral Groups


Mercedes Sosa
Gestos de Amor (Mercury/Plygram Discos 314 526 354-2, 1994, Argentina)*
Contains 15 songs including Vuelvo al Sur (music by A. Piazzolla, lyrics by F. Solanas, from the movie Sur)


Caetano Veloso
Fina Estampa (Polygram 522745.2, 1994, Brasil)
Contains 15 songs from Latin America, spanning many countries and times, including Vuelvo al Sur (music by A. Piazzolla, lyrics by F. Solanas, from the movie Sur). This CD is also available in a 'Live' version issued in 1995, however the concert does not include Vuelvo al Sur.


Buenos Aires 8
La Obra de Astor Piazzolla - Timeless (Music Hall MH10.011, 1992, Argentina)*
In this CD, women and men voices, percussion and a contrabass, perform songs of Piazzolla: Fuga y misterio, Adios Nonino, Lo que vendra, Buenos Aires hora cero, Verano porteño, Decarissimo, Milonga del angel, La muerte del angel, La resurreccion del angel, Calambre. Vocal arrangements by Horacio Cabral, directed by Jose Carli.


Haydée Alba
Tango Argentino (Ocora/Harmonia Mundi 559091, 1990, France)
Haydée Alba : vocals, J. Libertella and O. Berlingheri: bandoneon, Kicho Diaz: bass. Contains versions of Piazzolla/Ferrer's Balada para mi muerte and Balada para un loco.


"Valeria Munarriz chante Jorge Luis Borges", Harmonia Mundi - Le Chant du Monde LDX 274917. It's a 50'24" CD, made in France, recorded in BuenosAires, Studio Ion, 1991.
It contains songs with lyrics by J.L.B. and music by several composers, including the following by Piazzolla:
- Alguien le dice al tango
- El Titere
- Milonga de don Nicanor Paredes
- Milonga de Jacinto Chiclana

The artists are Susana Lago, piano; Anibal Binelli, bandoneon; Arturo Eric Schneider, flute; Ricardo Lew and Osvaldo Figueras, guitars; Ruben Rada, congas; Antonio Agri and Esteban Prentcki, violins; Carlos Bolo, Eduardo Ferrer, Fernando Galimani, double bass. Obviously, they don't all play together on all tracks. The director is Jose-Luis Castiñeira de Dios, who is also the author of the arrangements.


Grace Jones
Island Life (Island 422 842 453-2, 1985, USA)*
Contains "I've seen that face before", an arrangement (in Reggae flavor) of Piazzolla's Libertango with English lyrics by Reynolds, Wilkey, and Dalon (originally contained in Grace Jones' "Nightclubbing" (Island 422 842 368-2, 1982, USA)).


Juan Carlos Tajes - voice/Piet Capello - piano
Tango Cancion (Challenge Records AL73029, 1995, Netherlands)*
Uruguayan J.C. Tajes and Dutch P. Capello in voice/piano duets. Contains 15 songs including Piazzolla's 1964 (music by Piazzolla (1973), lyrics by Jorge Luis Borges), Los paraguas de Buenos Aires (music by Piazzolla (1973), lyrics by Horacio Ferrer), and Milonga en Ay menor (music by Piazzolla (1963), lyrics by Horacio Ferrer).

Amelita Baltar (EPSA Music 730220, 1994, Argentina)
Recorded in 1994 in Buenos Aires at Estudios Ion, Amelita Baltar sings with Antonio and Pablo Agri: violin, Jose Bragato: cello, Ruben Distasio: piano, Ricardo Lew: electric guitar, Marcelo Nisinman: bandoneon, Enrique Roizner: drums, Arturo Scneider (sic): flute, Mariano Tito: bass, Oscar Toscano: trumpet, and Pompeyo: clarinet. Contains:

  1. Preludio para el Año 3001 (Piazzolla/Ferrer)
  2. El Gordo Triste (Piazzolla/Ferrer)
  3. Las Ciudades (Piazzolla/Ferrer)
  4. Anos de Soledad (Piazzolla/Le Forestier/Vers. Libre Amelita Baltar)
  5. Chiquilin de Bachin (Piazzolla/Ferrer)
  6. La Primera Palabra (Piazzolla/Ferrer)
  7. Milonga en Ay! Menor (Piazzolla/Ferrer)
  8. La Bicicleta Blanca (Piazzolla/Ferrer)
  9. Che Tango Che (Piazzolla/Ferrer)
  10. Balada para El (Piazzolla/Ferrer)
  11. Balada para un Loco (Piazzolla/Ferrer)
  12. Barada rara Mi Muerte (Piazzolla/Ferrer)
  13. Los Pajaros Perdidos (Piazzolla/Trejo)

Gustavo Nocetti
Excesos (Sondor 8.009-2, 1996, Uruguay)*
Gustavo Nocetti: voice, Nestor Vaz: bandoneon, Fernando Goycoechea: piano, Cono Castro: bass, and Juan Carlos Ferreira: drums. Contains 10 songs including Piazzolla's Mi Loco Bandoneon, La Ultima Grela, and Libertango (all with lyrics by Horacio Ferrer), and El Titere (with Lyrics by Jorge Luis Borges). It also contains a version of Fernando Cabrera's Balada para Astor Piazzolla.


Binelli/Jairo/Cruz
Borges & Piazzolla/Tangos & Milongas (Milan/BMG 73138 35806-2, 1997, USA)*
This is a re-make (recorded in Buenos Aires in 1996) of the 1965 LP "El Tango" by Piazzolla/Rivero/Medina-Castro, with music by Piazzolla and texts by Jorge Luis Borges. Daniel Binelli: bandoneon, director and arrangements, Jairo: singer, Lito Cruz: poems. Also with Julio Graña: violin, Andres Spiller: oboe, Sergio Balderrabano: piano, Arianna Ruiz Cheylat: harp, Diego Sanchez: cello, Benjamin Bru Pesce: viola, Brigitta Danko: violin, Martin Vasquez: guitar, Enrique Guerra: bass, Omar Angel Frette: percussion, Nestor Gerardo Garcia: French horn, and the Ensemble Vocal Rioplatense (choir) directed by Sergio Balderrabano and Oreste Clopecki. "El Hombre de la Esquina Rosada" is a suite for 12 instruments, singer, and narrator, and was written by Piazzolla in New York on March 1960 based on an idea by choreographer Ana Itelman. Contains:

  1. El Tango
  2. Jacinto Chiclana
  3. Alguien le dice al Tango
  4. El titere
  5. A Don Nicanor Paredes
  6. Oda intima a Buenos Aires
  7. El Hombre de la Esquina Rosada:
  8. I Aparicion de Rosendo
  9. II Rosendo y la Lujanera
  10. III Aparicion de Real (Tango para Real y la Lujanera)
  11. IV Milonga Nocturna
  12. V Bailongo
  13. VI Muerte de Real
  14. VII Epilogo


Jose Angel Trelles
Piazzolla-Ferrer: Ineditos (Melopea CDMSE 5062, 1994, Argentina)*
This CD was recorded in 1994 by Trelles, who was Piazzolla's singer during the 70s (see above). It contains some re-makes of old tunes as well as some never recorded before. All music composed by Astor Piazzolla (except 'Mi viejo Piazzolla' by Daniel Piazzolla), all lyrics by Horacio Ferrer. Jose Angel Trelles: voice. On tracks 2,4,5,8,9,10 Gustavo Fedel: piano, director, and arranger, Fernando Suarez Paz: violin, Daniel Binelli: bandoneon, Guillermo Ferrer: bass, and Hugo Romero: guitar. On tracks 1,3,6,7 Juan Carlos Cirigliano: piano, director, and arranger, Carlos Buono and Marcelo Nisinman: bandoneon, Carlos Moscardini: guitar, Hernan Merlo: bass, and Hector Ruiz: percussion. Walter Rios: bandoneon on track 11. Contains:

  1. Final de funcion
  2. El bocha
  3. Yo no sabia
  4. Mi loco bandoneon
  5. Existir
  6. Pepe Cascabel
  7. Libertango
  8. Balada para un Loco
  9. El gordo triste
  10. Balada para mi muerte
  11. Mi viejo Piazzolla


Piazzolla on Guitar (solo, duo, groups)


Guitars A Quattro
Four for Tango (Intim Musik IMCD 051, 1996, Sweden)
Guitar quartet composed by Matthias Aufschläger, Jörgen Åström, Urs Mayr, and Bernhard Wullschleger. Contains pieces byTurina, Lutoslawski, Torroba, and Astor Piazzolla's Adios Nonino, Verano Porteño, Four for Tango, Coral, and Libertango. Click here to see who distributes the record in your corner of the world


Shin-Ichi Fukuda - guitar
Astor Piazzolla (Victor VICC 5058, 1996, Japan)*
Japanese guitarist Shin-Ichi Fukuda interpreting Piazzolla. Recorded in 1987, 1991, and 1995. With Shigenori Kudo on flute (Histoire du Tango only). Contains:

  1. Verano Porteño
  2. Poema Valseado
  3. Primavera Porteña
  4. 5 Piezas (Campero, Romantico, Acentuado, Triston, Compadre)
  5. Invierno Porteño
  6. La Muerte del Angel
  7. Histoire du Tango (Bordel 1900, Cafe 1930, Nightclub 1960, Concerto d'aujour'hui)


Argentina's Santa Fe Guitar Quartet
de Falla, Piazzolla, Praetorius, Debussy (Klavier Records KCD 11045, 1993, USA)
Contains Piazzolla's Invierno Porteño and Verano Porteño.


"Leo Brouwer conducts Guitar Symphonietta" (Giulia GS 201006, 1991, Italy)
Includes "Fuga y misterio" in Paolo Paolini's setting for guitar orchestra (i.e., 26 guitars) and percussions. Quite unusual, but highly effective.


Sergio and Odair Assad - guitar
Latin American Music for Two Guitars (Elektra/Nonesuch 79116-2, 1985, US)*
Contains compositions by Brower, Pascoal, Gnattali, Ginastera, Assad, and Piazzolla's Tango Suite (Deciso, Andante, and Allegro) which was especially composed by Astor in 1983 for the Assad Brothers . (Notes by Salvo: Includes the extraordinary Tango Suite, written for the Assads in 1983 and, to my knowledge, one of highest achievements of Piazzolla's art. The unusual instrumental destination of this piece could have somewhat prevented it to be known, as it would deserve, by a larger audience. Performance of top quality by the (probably) best guitar duo in the world.)


Sergio & Odair Assad (GHA 126.021, year?, Belgium)*
Includes two short pieces by Piazzolla ('Lo que vendra' and 'Escolaso') in the Assads' version for two guitars.


Sergio and Odair Assad - guitar
Saga dos Migrantes (Elektra/Nonesuch 79365-2, 1996, US)*
Contains compositions by Villa-Lobos, Ginastera, Gismonti, S. Assad, and Astor Piazzolla's Suite Troileana (Whisky, Bandoneon, Zita, and Escolaso) in arrangement for two guitars.


Luis Rizzo
Desde el Andén (Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90052 12957.0052.2, 1993, Italy)*
Luis Rizzo: guitar, and Adrian Politi: guitar. Contains 9 songs including Piazzolla's Lo que vendra.


Pia Grees and Matthias Klager
Guitarrenduo (Antes BM-CD 31.9097, 1994, Germany)*
Guitar duo. Contains compositions by Granados, Brouwer, and Piazzolla's Tango Suite (Allegro, Andante rubato melancolico, Allegro).


Mario Fragnito and Lucio Matarazzo
Duo Chitarristico (Ducale CDL 009, year?, Italy)
Guitar duo. Contains Piazzolla's Tango Suite (Allegro, Andante, Allegro).


Michael Newman and Laura Oltman, guitars
Tango Suite! Romance for two guitars (Music Masters 7071-2, 1991, USA)*
Contains compositions by Rodrigo, Francaix, Pierre-Petit, Brouwer, and Piazzolla's Tango Suite (Allegro, Andante, Allegro).


Sergio Puccini - guitar
Piazzolla en Guitarra (Melopea CDCCM 013, 19??, Argentina)*

  1. Adios Nonino
  2. Chris-talin
  3. Escolaso (de Suite Troiliana)
  4. Chiquilin de Bachin
  5. Decarisimo
  6. Milonga del Angel
  7. Cinco Piezas 1981:
  8. Campero
  9. Romantico
  10. Acentuado
  11. Triston
  12. Compadre
  13. La Muerte del Angel

David Tanenbaum - guitar
El Porteņo (New Albion NA0065CD, 1994, USA)*
  1. Chau Paris
  2. Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas:
  3. Otoño Porteño
  4. Invierno Porteño
  5. Primavera Porteña
  6. Verano Porteño
  7. Milonga del Angel
  8. La muerte del Angel
  9. Cinco Piezas (1980):
  10. Campero
  11. Romantico
  12. Acentuado
  13. Triston
  14. Compadre

Baltazar Benitez - guitar
Music of Astor Piazzolla (Canal Grande CG 9322, 1993, USA? Holland?)*
A reissue of dubious origin of a 1984 recording by Uruguayan guitarist Baltazar Benitez.

  1. Campero
  2. Romantico
  3. Acentuado
  4. Triston
  5. Compadre
  6. Contrabajeando
  7. Milonga del Angel
  8. La muerte del Angel
  9. Verano Porteņo
  10. Primavera Porteņa

Jorge Oraison - guitar
Astor Piazzolla, Tangos y Milongas (Etcetera KTC 1023, 1991, Germany)*
All pieces arranged by Jorge Oraison with approval by Piazzolla, except Cinco Piezas played from original manuscript.

1. La muerte del angel
2. Milonga del angel
3. Retrato de Alfredo Gobbi
4. Contrabajeando
5. Jacinto Chiclana
Cinco Piezas para guitarra:
6. Campero
7. Romantico
8. Acentuado
9. Triston
10. Compadre
11. Milonga en Ay menor
12. Otoño Porteño


Benoit Schlosberg
Les Saisons/Eloge du Tango (ADDA 140162, 1988, France)*
Benoit Schlosberg: guitar, Constantin Bogdanas: viola, Florin Szigeti: viola, Liviu Stanese: violin, Dorel Fodoreanu: violoncello, and Juan Jose Mosalini: bandoneon (on Eloge only). Contains Piazzolla's entire "The Four Seasons" (Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas) and Schlosberg's homage to Piazzolla Eloge du Tango.


Carl Volk - guitar
Death of an Angel-Tango (Chiron Records AR 4853, 1994, USA)*
Carl Volk plays Villa-Lobos, Brower, and others, as well as Piazzolla's Verano Porteño, Acentuado, Chiquilin de Bachin, and La muerte del Angel.


Carl Volk - guitar
Estrada do Sol (Chiron Records AR 4855, 1996, USA)*
Carl Volk plays Villa-Lobos, Brower, Jobim, and others, as well as Piazzolla's Verano Porteño, Romantico, and Night Club 1960 (on this song joined by Alexander Zonjik on flute).


Ricardo Cobo - guitar
Tales for Guitar (Ess.A.Y. Recordings CD 1034, 1993, USA)*
Ricardo Cobo plays Brouwer, Brotons, Dyens, Koshkin, and Astor Piazzolla's La Muerte del Angel and Primavera Porteña.


Guy Lukowsky - Cacho Tirao
South American Music (Pavane Records ADW 7310, 1994, Belgium)*
Lukowsky and Tirao play separately (that is why this record is under solo and not duos, although Lukowsky plays some duos with Marc Grawels on flute). Selections include Mores, Powell, Ginastera, etc.; as well as Piazzolla's Adios Nonino by Cacho Tirao.


Wulfin Lieske - guitar
Preludio Latino: Lateinamerikanische Gitarrenmusik (Saphir/Intercord INT 830.877, 1990, Germany)*
Contains pieces by Villa-Lobos, Brouwer, and Piazzolla's Cinco Piezas (Campero, Romantico, Acentuado, Triston, and Compadre).


Roberto Vallini - guitar
Para Guitarra: Broquia, Lauro, Piazzolla (Musicaimmagine MR 100008, 1993, Italy)*
Contains Piazzolla's Cinco Piezas (Campero, Romantico, Acentuado, Triston, and Compadre).


Eduardo Isaac - guitar
Astor Piazzolla - The Four Seasons (GHA 126.038, 1996, Belgium)*
Contains pieces by Hand, Dyens, Ponce, and Piazzolla's The Four Seasons (Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas) in the transcriptions of Sergio Assad (as published in Guitar Review, 1995).


Segovia Guitar Quartet
Astor Piazzolla (Ottavo OTR C69657, 1997, The Netherlands)*
The Segovia Guitar Quartet composed of Saskia Spinder, Wim Spruyt, Leon de Kroes, and Joop Koek, interpret Piazzolla on arrangements by Joop Koek. Contains:

  1. Otoño Porteño
  2. Invierno Porteño
  3. Fuga y misterio
  4. Soledad
  5. Michelangelo 70
  6. Oblivion
  7. Tanguedia
  8. Resurreccion del Angel
  9. Fugata
  10. Milonga del Angel

Hugo Romero
Siltango (Melopea CDM 128, 1996, Argentina)*
Contains Piazzolla's Revirado in guitar solo by Hugo Romero.


Marcelo Kayath - guitar
Guitar Classics from Latin America (IMP PCD 853, 1986, England)*
Contains Piazzolla's La Muerte del Angel.


Piazzolla on Piano and Keyboards (solo, duo)


Mario Raskin and Oscar Milani
Tangos pour 2 Clavecins (Pierre Verany Disques PV.789102, 1989, France)*
Arrangements of Piazzolla for harpsichord duo. Unusual and excellent! Also check out Mario Raskin's site at http://wwwperso.hol.fr/~ydarmang/index.htm

  1. Libertango
  2. Adios Nonino
  3. Violentango
  4. Meditango
  5. Amelitango
  6. Undertango
  7. Novitango
  8. Coral Vardarito
  9. Retrato de Milton
  10. Fuga 9
  11. Tristango
  12. Mar del Plata
  13. La Muerte del Angel

Emanuel Ax and Pablo Ziegler - pianos
Los Tangueros - The Tangos of Astor Piazzolla (Sony SK62728, 1996, USA)*
Piano duos, contains:
Revirado
Fuga y misterio
Milonga del angel
Decarisimo
Soledad
La muerte del angel
Adios Nonino
Libertango
Verano Porteño
Michelangelo 70
Buenos Aires Hora 0
Tangata

Georges Rabol - piano
Adios Astor (Arion ARN 64279, 1994, France)*
  1. Libertango
  2. Alguien le dice al tango
  3. Adios Nonino
  4. Imperial
  5. Vuelvo al Sur
  6. Milonga del Angel
  7. Invierno porteņo
  8. Contrastes
  9. S.V.P.
  10. Luz y sombra
  11. Chau Paris
  12. Adios Astor

Jorge Dalto - piano
Solo Piano (Melopea CDMSE 5015, 19??, Argentina)*
Argentinian pianist Jorge Dalto recorded in Buenos Aires in 1983 contains nine songs including Piazzolla's Adios Nonino.


Luis Ascot - piano
Musique Argentine (Cascavelle VEL 1031, 1993, Switzerland)*
Solo piano, contains compositions by C. Guastavino, A. Ginastera, and A. Piazzolla's Milonga del Angel, La muerte del Angel, and Resurreccion del Angel.


Aquiles Delle Vigne - piano
Astor Piazzolla - Tango Clasico/Music of the Americas vol. III (Talent DOM 2910 41, 1982/1994, Belgium)*
Solo piano, contains the following Piazzolla compositions:

1. Balada para un loco
2. Balada para mi muerte
3. Balada para él
4. Milonga del angel
5. La muerte del angel
6. Resurreccion del angel
7. Primavera Porteña
8. Verano Porteño
9. Otoño Porteño
10. Invierno Porteño
11. Luz y sombra


Aquiles Delle Vigne - piano
Astor Piazzolla's Best Tangos (Koch/Discover DICD 920139, 1989?, Germany)*
Recorded in Belgium in 1989. Solo piano, contains the following Piazzolla compositions:

1. Verano Porteño
2. Otoño Porteño
3. Invierno Porteño
4. Primavera Porteña
5. Balada para un loco
6. Milonga del angel
7. La muerte del angel
8. Resurreccion del angel
9. Chau Paris
10. Retrato de Alfredo Gobi
11. Adios Nonino
12. La misma pena
13. Picasso
14. Guardia nueva
15. Sentido unico


Alberto Neuman - piano
Musique du Monde: Tango Perpétuel (Buda Records 92630-2, 1995?, France)*
Solo piano, contains 17 pieces by Matos-Rodriguez, Stravinsky, Ginastera, Albeniz, Puccini, and Satie among others, as well as Piazzolla's Milonga del Angel and Resurreccion del Angel.


Alberto Neuman - piano
Musique du Monde: Tango Perpétuel II (Buda Records 92651-2, 1996, France)
Contains Piazzolla's The Angel Trilogy: Milonga del Angel, Muerte del Angel, and Resurreccion del Angel.


Ricardo Peres - piano
Dance of the White Indian/Piano music of South America (Novadisc ND-0293-CD, 1993, Canada)*
Brazilian pianist Ricardo Peres plays pieces from Villa-Lobos and Guarnieri, as well as A. Piazzolla's Verano Porteño and Adios Nonino.
Note: This CD was produced by the Red Deer Public Library, Alberta, Canada, as a fundraising vehicle. For more information contact Dean Frey, Director of the Red Deer Public Library, or visit their Villa-Lobos web site.


Magali Goimard - piano
Argentine Piano Music (Pavane ADW 7353, 1995, Belgium)*
Contains pieces by Pignoni, Buchardo, Guastavino, Castro, Ginastera, and Piazzolla's 3 Preludes pour piano: 1) Leijia's game, 2) Flora's game, 3) Sunny's game.


Allison Brewster Franzetti - piano
South American Landscapes (Premier Records PRCD 1036, 1994, USA)
Contains pieces by Mignone, Franzetti, Guastavino, Ginastera, and Piazzolla's Four Seasons (Otoño Porteño, Invierno Porteño, Primavera Porteña, and Verano Porteño)


Miguel Angel Barcos - piano
Venus Tango (Fonocal 2901, 1996, Argentina)*
Contains 9 tangos for piano including Piazzolla's Adios Nonino, Otoño Porteño, and La Muerte del Angel.


Raul Di Blasio - piano
Alrededor del Mundo (Capitol/EMI H2Y 42569, 1983, USA)*
Contains 12 songs including Piazzolla's "Balada para un Loco".


Yoko Ebisu - piano
Birds of Paradise (Victor PRCD 5253, 1997, Japan)*
Contains piano interpretations by Yoko Ebisu of compositions by M. Noda, Lennon-McCartney, Ginastera, and Piazzolla. Includes Astor Piazzolla's Lunfardo, Otoño Porteño, Buenos Aires Hora Cero, La Muerte del Angel, and Revolucionario; all on arrangements by Masami Noda.

I would like to mention that on October 27, 1997, I had the immense pleasure of meeting in person with Mr. Noda at the Romanisches Cafe in Tokyo.


Arthur Moreira Lima - piano
Interpreta Piazzolla (AML Producoes Artisticas AML 001, 1997, Brazil)
Recorded at St. Philips Church in London in April/May 1997 on Steinway piano. All pieces in transcription and arrangement by Laercio de Freitas. Cover design by Glaudo Rodrigues (from Bagé). (Notes by Alexia Aguirre de Lima). Contains:

  1. Tangata Silfo y Ondina: (Fugata, Soledad, Finale)
  2. Libertango
  3. Invierno Porteño
  4. Decarissimo
  5. Oblivion
  6. Tango-Preludio
  7. Onda Nueve
  8. Balada para un Loco
  9. Adios Nonino


Piazzolla on Bandoneon or Accordion (solo, duo, etc.)


Juan Jose Mosalini
Che Bandoneon (Label Bleu/Indigo LBLC 2502, 1992, France)*
Bandoneon solo, contains eleven tangos including Piazzolla's "Pedro y Pedro".


Hugo Diaz
Tango Argentino-Baroque Classics (ARC Music EUCD 1229, 1993, Germany)*
Uruguayan bandoneonist Hugo Diaz (solo) plays baroque music, tango, and Piazzolla's Adios Nonino.


Daniel Binelli
Atardecer Antiguo/Bandoneon (Melopea CDM 054, 1996, Argentina)*
Two LPs in one CD, Atardecer Antiguo by Daniel Binelli (bandoneon) and Hugo Romero (guitar), the second LP is Bandoneon, by Daniel Binelli in bandoneon solo, this one contains Piazzolla's Adios Nonino and Binelli's composition "Para Astor".


Various
Astor Piazzolla - Hommage (Sono Punch Records/Editions Universelles EU1038, 1996, France)*
This compilation collects compositions published by Piazzolla during his stay in Paris (some from 1955 and others composed even earlier). They are done here in accordion by the artists listed below (with group arrangements). These compositions have been recently re-published (see Sheet Music), however some of them had never been recorded before (not even by Piazzolla). This CD is then an important work of rescue. The back-up group is composed of (except tracks 11, 14, 16): Oswaldo Callo - piano, Juan Junior Mosalini - bandoneon, Leonard Raponi - bass, Eric Laffont - drums, Setrag Koulaksezian, Jean-Claude Tcheurekdjian, and Constantin Bobesco - strings. The songs and interpreters are:

  1. S.V.P. - S'il Vous Plait (Yvette Horner)
  2. Nonino (Louis Corchia)
  3. Adios Nonino (Jacky Noguez)
  4. Tanguango (Maurice Larcange)
  5. Pigmalion (Jo Privat)
  6. Tzigane Tango (Dominique Emorine)
  7. La Misma Pena (Bonsoir) (Armand Lassagne)
  8. Bando (Jo Moutet)
  9. Preparense (Ensemble) (Charles Verstraete)
  10. Plus Ultra (Stephane Courtot-Renoux)
  11. Chau Paris (Marcel Azzolla, in duo with Lina Bossati, piano)
  12. Fièvre (Fiebre de Tango) (Alain Musichini)
  13. J'Attends (Se fue sin decirme adios) (Myriam Lafargue)
  14. Contrabajeando (Juan Jose Mosalini with Beytelmann and Caratini)
  15. Luz y Sombra (Lumiere et Ombre) (Jean-Robert Chappelet)
  16. Saint Louis en l'Ile (Bruno Lorenzoni)


Various
1, 2, 3...Mussette, Valse/Tango (Proper/Retro R2CD 40-372, 1997, France?)*
A double CD of dubious origin containing what appear to be old mussette recordings (valses and tangos), probably from the 40s, 50s, and 60s (the edition has no liner notes other than the name of the artists and the source of the recordings: "The Museum of Old Masters"). It contains an obscure piece named "Piazzolita" authored and interpreted in bandoneon (and strings) by René Pesenti. There is no information as to the year of the recording, and if the piece is indeed an homage to Astor Piazzolla. If you have information about this piece, let me know.


Piazzolla on Other Instruments (bass, etc.)


Tetsu Saitoh - bass
Solo [Contrabajeando] (Jabara JAB-04, 1997, Japan)*
Tetsu Saitoh plays on a s. XVIII Ferdinand Gagliano bass interpretations of a number of folk/ethnic tunes from around the world (Argentina, Brazil, Mongolia, Korea, etc.) as well as Bach and his own compositions. It includes Piazzolla's Contrabajeando (originally written for Kicho Diaz) and Verano Porteño (with a line from Los Mareados dedicated to Mr. Ramon).

I would like to mention that on October 27, 1997 (his birthday), I had the immense pleasure of meeting in person with Mr. Saitoh at the Romanisches Cafe in Tokyo, on occassion of his presentation with the "Piazzolla Unit", a superb quintet led by Mr. Saitoh which plays his arrangements of Astor's music. I also had the fortune of meeting Mr. Ramon.


Duos (Guitar/Bandoenon, Guitar/Flute, Etc.)


Baltazar Benitez - guitar, Alfredo Marcucci - bandonenon
Tango: An Anthology (Channel Crossing CCS 5393, 1992?, Germany? Holland?)*
Contains 15 tangos including Piazzolla's Jacinta Chiclana, Preparense, Lo que vendra, Buenos Aires Hora Cero, Cafe 1930, and Night Club 1960.


Olivier Manoury - bandoneon, Enrique Pascual - piano
La Cumparsita - Tangos (Mosaique/Silex 225212, 1993, France)*
France's Manoury and Uruguay's Pascual in 14 tangos including Piazzolla's Ausencias and Adios Nonino, and Pascual's homage Astortango.


Mikael Helasvuo - flute, Jukka Savijoki - guitar
Astor Piazzolla (Ondine ODE 781-2, 1992, Finland)*

  1. Histoire du Tango for flute and guitar
  2. Cinco Piezas for Guitar
  3. 6 Etudes tanguistiques for flute


Duo Musica
Histoire du Tango (Classico CLASSCD-101, 1993?, Denmark)*
Bent Larsen: flute and Jan Sommer: guitar. Compositions by Piazzolla, Jobim, Villa-Lobos, Ginastera and others. Includes Piazzolla's Histoire du Tango (Bordel 1900, Cafe 1930, Night Club 1960, Concert d'Aujourd'hui)


Jorge de la Vega - Carlos Franzetti
Astor Piazzolla: A flute and piano tribute (BMG/Milan 7313635727-2, 1995, USA)*
Recorded in Buenos Aires in 1994.

  1. Fuga y misterio
  2. Adios Nonino
  3. Milonga del angel
  4. Revolucionario
  5. Coral
  6. Lunfardo
  7. Buenos Aires hora 0
  8. Milonga sin palabras
  9. Estudio tanguistico No. 6
  10. Oblivion
  11. Tango for Astor (C. Franzetti)

Gary Burton/Makoto Ozone
Face to Face (GRP Records GRD 9805, 1995, USA
Gary Burton: vibraphone and Makoto Ozone: piano. Contains 11 songs including A. Piazzolla's "Laura's Dream"


The Alma Duo
Point of Departure (Kameleon KA 9001-CD, 1994, USA)*
Phyllis Kamrin: viola, violin and Michael Goldberg: guitar. Recorde in 1991, contains compositions by Albeniz, Ibert, Marais, McGuire, and Piazzolla's Histoire du tango (Bordello 1900, Cafe 1930, Nightclub 1960, and Concert D'Aujourdui).


Rachel Gauk - flute/Susan Hoeppner - guitar
Histoire du Tango (Marquis Classics Cat No. ?, 1996, Canada)*
Contains Piazzolla's Histoire du tango (Bordello 1900, Cafe 1930, Nightclub 1960, and Concert D'Aujourdui).


Osvaldo Montes - bandoneon/Ciro Perez - guitar
El Tango - Mi Refugio (Audite 95.418, 1990, Germany)*
Argentinian Osvaldo Montes and Uruguayan Ciro Perez in 18 tangos including Piazzolla's Libertango.


Maria Kliegel - cello/Bernd Glemser - piano
Le Grand Tango and other Dances for Cello and Piano (NAXOS 8.550785, 1994, Germany)*
Contains pieces by Cassado, Falla, Rachmaninov, Popper, Tagell, Tchaikovsky, and Piazzolla's Le Grand Tango.


Patrick Gallois - flute/Goran Sollscher - guitar
Piazzolla for Two (Deustche Grammophone 449 185-2, 1996, USA)*
Contains:

  1. Histoire du Tango (Four Movements, in guitar/flute duo)
  2. 4 Estaciones Porteñas (Four Seasons, in guitar solo, transcription/arrangement by Agustin Carlevaro)
  3. 6 Tango Etudes (Six movements, in flute solo)
  4. Tango No. 2 (from "Tango Suite", in guitar/flute duo)


Antonio Agri
Conversaciones con Amigos (Melopea CDMSE 5084, 1995, Argentina)*
Contains 12 songs with Antonio Agri (violin) in different line-ups with guest musicians. It includes Piazzolla's Cafe 1900 (sic) in duo of Agri and Cacho Tirao (guitar).


Bournet/Alberti
Play John McLaughlin & Astor Piazzolla (IMP 948, 1996, France)*
Pascal Bournet: guitar and Enrique Alberti: violin, play the compositions of McLaughlin and Piazzolla. Contains 13 songs including Piazzolla's Mumuki, Bordel 1900, Milonga del Angel, Verano Porteño, and Tango No. 83.


Montserrat Gascon - flute/Xavier Coll - guitar
Tangos and Habaneras (PROdigital PRO-1113, 1996, USA)*
Recorded in Capilla de la Esperanza de barcelona, Spain, September 4-6 and 25-26, 1995. Contains 16 songs by (among others) Amargos, Ravel, Bardi, Coll, and Piazzolla's Historia del Tango (Bordel 1900, Cafe 1930, Night Club 1960, Concert d'aujourd'hui) and three of the six Tango Etudes for Solo Flute (No. 1 Decide, No. 4 Lento-meditativo, and No. 3 Molto marcato e energico).


Matthias Ziegler - flute/Daniel Erni - guitar
Cancao de Amor (Pan Classics 510 080, 1994, Switzerland)*
Contains compositions by Villa-Lobos, Ravel, Abreu, and others, and also A. Piazzolla's Histoire du Tango (Bordel 1900, Cafe 1930, Night Club 1960, Concert d'aujourd'hui).


Robert Schenck - flute/Bo Haraldsson - guitar
Impressions of Latin America (Prophone PCD 007, 1991, Sweden)*
Contains compositions by Ginastera, Lauro, and others, and also A. Piazzolla's Histoire du Tango (Bordel 1900, Cafe 1930, Night Club 1960, Concert d'aujourd'hui).


Tanguedia Duo
Astor Piazzolla - Street Tango (Rivoalto CRR9710, 1997, Italy)
Claudio Farinone: guitar and Barbara Tartari: flute playing the following Piazzolla compositions:

  1. Invierno Porteño
  2. Street Tango
  3. Tanti Anni Prima
  4. Histoire du Tango
  5. Oblivion
  6. Leonora's Song
  7. Adios Nonino

Carlos Prieto
Ibarra-Zyman-Piazzolla (IMP MCD 70, 1993, England)*
Carlos Prieto: cello and Edison Quintana: piano play Piazzolla's Le Grand Tango


Carlos Prieto - cello/Edison Quintana - piano
Le Grand Tango (Urtext JBCC 014, 1997, Mexico)*
Mexican cellist Carlos Prieto and Uruguayan pianist Edison Quintana play Piazzolla's Le Grand Tango, Milonga (arr. J. Bragato), Michelangelo70 (arr. E. Quintana) and Balada para mi Muerte (arr. E. Quintana). Also included compositions by Ginastera, Villa-Lobos, Ibarra, Rodriguez, and Enriquez.


CDs with Mixed Groups/Styles (The 'Other' Category)


Various Artists
La Musica de Astor Piazzolla - The Spirit of Buenos Aires (Mandala MAN 4891, 1996, France)*
An hommage to Piazzolla with the following detail:
Libertango by Luis Rizzo Trio
Ciudades by Valeria Munarriz
Fuga y Misterio by Cuarteto Martinez Zarate
Violentango by Luis Rizzo Cuarteto
Suite pour Guitarre (Campero, Romantico,...) by Roberto Aussel
Adios Nonino by Luis Rizzo Trio
Verano Porteño by Cuarteto Martinez Zarate
Balada para mi Muerte by Valeria Munarriz
Contratiempo by Luis Rizzo Cuarteto
Histoire du tango (Bordel 1900,...) by Roberto Aussel - guitar and Andre Valade - flute

Compositions in Honor of Piazzolla

This section contains CD with songs about Piazzolla. Many more compositions paying homage to Astor are included in the other sections in CDs taht also contain his compositions (see above).


Groups, Singers, Etc.


New York/Buenos Aires Connection
The New Tango (VAI Audio VAIA 2001, 1992, USA)*
Raul Jaurena: bandoneon, Pablo Aslan: bass, David Pearl: piano, Mark Goldin: violin, Arturo Vera: guitar. Includes Jaurena's Homenaje a Piazzolla/Las Cuatro Estaciones.


Eddie Gomez
Next Future (Stretch Records/GRP STD 1106, 1993, USA)*
Includes Chick Corea's Lost Tango (for Astor Piazzolla) [this song is also included in "Covering all the Bassists" GRP GRD 9792, 1994, USA, a compilation of bass players]. Eddie Gomez: bass, Lenny White: drums, Chick Corea: piano, Rick Margitza: sax.


Paquito D'Rivera and the United Nation Orchestra
A Night in Englewood (Messidor CD 15829-2, 1994, Germany)*
Contains Diego Urola's Blues for Astor with Uruguayan Raul Jaurena in bandoneon.


Fernando Cabrera
Fines (Ayui A/E 116CD, 1993, Uruguay)*
Contains 15 songs including Cabrera's "La balada de Astor Piazzolla".


Laura Canoura - voice, Hugo Fattoruso - keyboards
Locas Pasiones (Orfeo CDO 052-2, 1994, Uruguay)*
Recorded live at the Teatro Solis, Montevideo. Contains 17 songs including Cabrera's "La balada de Astor Piazzolla".


Daniel Diaz
The Years Alone (Xenophile 4031, 1996, USA)*
Daniel Diaz: guitar, bass, keyboards, and drums, plus guest musicians (not on all tracks): Ricky Olarte - percussion, Claudio Loza - cymbals, drums, Gustavo Paglia - bandoneon, Manuel Miranda - quena, sax, flute, Rikhi Hambra - tabla, Beto Satragni - bass, voice, Miguel Angel Amaral - voice. Contains 11 songs including D. Diaz homage to Piazzolla "Astor".


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