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, María Susana Azzi-Ricardo de Titto, Buenos Aires, Editorial El Ateneo, 2008
"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."
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