The centenary no-one should miss

The centenary no-one should miss

Album Of The Week

norman lebrecht

September 17, 2021

From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:

One of the sadder casualties of the Covid shutdown has been the centenary schedule for Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), the Argentine composer whose music exquisitely captures the existential melancholia of our time. Piazzolla is so intimately identified with Buenos Aires that his wider relevance is often missed, but it is truly global….

More here.

And here.

En francais ici.

In The Critic here.

In Czech here.


  • V. Lind says:

    Your La Scena link omits the name of Nadia Boulanger — I had to go to the unloveable Ludwig Van site to get the point. You might alert the uploader.

    But many thanks for paying tribute to the great Piazzolla. I tend to agree — small doses may work best.

  • Frank Flambeau says:

    AP grew up mostly in NYC. He was a marvelous musician. Someone who lived all around the globe.

    Give him numerous celebrations for all the great music he left us.

  • leo grinhauz says:

    captures the existential melancholia? i’m cringing and so is Astor. Everyone loves a dead man. Where were you while he was living? Not even his dead heart needs your impotent adulation.

  • Edgar Self says:

    I’ll celebrate Piazzo[a’s centenary by hearing Eduardo Delgado’s great playing of “Adios Nonnino” on Jose Cura’s “Anhelo” CD. L wish I I could remember the name of the transcriber, who deserves the George Cross.