Tag Archives: Argentina

Ástor Piazzolla – Adiós Nonino

Ástor Piazzolla - Essential Tango

I’m starting to go through my collection again, pausing at every thirteenth CD to pick a track to post. the difference this time round is that, instead of physically going to the rack and counting CDs, I am going through them as folders on my computer. And they are ordered differently – the first word is used to index them so that is the first name of an artist / group and possibly the word The for some groups. We will all learn what difference that will make in the fullness of time.

And so thirteen CDs in from the start of my collection we get to Ástor Piazzola – Essential Tango. I’m posting the last track on album 1 of this double album collection, Adiós Nonino. The tune was composed by Piazzola in 1959, in honour of his father, Vicente “Nonino” Piazzolla, who had died that year. To read more the writing of this composition, see here. There is also a lovely orchestral version on YouTube featuring Piazzola with the Cologne Symphony Orchestra.

Ástor Piazzolla – Adiós Nonino