Présentation de l'éditeur
Born in a seacoast town in Argentina in 1921, Piazzolla spent most of his childhood in the East Village of New York, returning to Argentina at sixteen, already a talented bandoneon player. He would take tango music to new, jazz and classical-influenced heights that were rejected in Argentina but celebrated in Europe and on the international stage. By his death in 1992, he had millions of fans, including some of the most accomplished musicians in the world.
Authors María Suzana Azzi and Simon Collier had a brief window during which they could meet and interview the people closest to Piazzolla; the result was unprecedented, original research that can never be duplicated. Readers will be transported, experiencing the journey Piazzolla took within himself and around the world, inventing a new genre of music.