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Le Grand Tango is the definitive biography of Argentine composer and musician Astor Piazzolla, whose genius is nothing if not controversial. The debate still rages as to whether he reinvented tango or if his music is indeed tango at all. This new updated and expanded "Anniversary Edition," published twenty-five years after Piazzolla’s death, includes new material from both authors, updates on the Piazzolla family and legacy, and new photographs.

Pioneros de la Industria Argentina

Pioneros de la Industria Argentina, María Susana Azzi-Ricardo de Titto, Buenos Aires, Editorial El Ateneo, 2008

Escrito con un estilo ameno que entrecruza biografía, historia de las empresas y de la economía argentina; sustentado en una profunda investigación y en reportajes a personajes clave y descendientes directos de aquellos hombres, Pioneros de la Industria Argentina es una obra fundamental para comprender la historia y los cambios en la sociedad argentina y, como destaca Eduardo Zimmermann en el prólogo, "la evolución económica, sus promesas y sus frustraciones".

Le Grand Tango: The Life and Music of Astor Piazzolla

With a Prologue by Yo-Yo Ma. By María Susana Azzi and Simon Collier, New York, Oxford University Press, 2000.

Definitive biography.

"Revolutionary tango master Astor Piazzolla is quickly becoming a myth right before our eyes. Every page of Le Grand Tango brings Piazzolla's personality vividly to life and is an eloquent reminder of how much desire, determination, and devilry it takes to create true beauty."
--David Harrington, Kronos Quartet

"The Golden Age and After" in ¡Tango!

¡Tango! has instant appeal for all tango enthusiasts and students of dance, intrigues and delights all those who are fascinated by this seemingly unstoppable phenomenon. The tango is not a dance but an obsession. Erotic and passionate, haunting and melancholy, it involves not only the body but also the soul.

Antropología del Tango. Los Protagonistas

When Azzi began research in 1986 the tango revival had not yet begun. Many of her interviewees were old. If they didn't pass on their knowledge soon it would die with them.

"They knew a lot about Argentina in the 20th Century, all the issues associated with the creation of the tango."

--Buenos Aires Herald