Astor Piazzolla

Cuatro estaciónes porteñas (The Four Seasons), tango cycle

    Description by Rovi Staff

    Piazzolla's Estaciones Porteñas (The Four Seasons) undoubtedly pair nicely with Vivaldi's famous concerto set. Beyond the general similarity of program, Piazzolla's pieces feature intermittent soloistic passages that make them somehwat more concerto-like than most of his output. Nevertheless, they were not written as an homage to Vivaldi. Composed at various times between 1964 and 1970, they were not even intended as a single suite, although Piazzolla performed them together from time to time. They offer an ideal introduction to the unique tango-classical fusion created by this Argentine master. Written for his favored quintet of violin, piano, electric guitar, bass, and bandoneon (a large, resonant Argentine accordion), they include such characteristic devices as a tango fugue (in "Primavera") and furious unisonal rhythmic passages that contrast with stretches of moody quiet.

    Parts/Movements

    1. Verano Poreno
    2. Otono Porteno
    3. Invierno Porteno
    4. Primavera Porteno

    Appears On

    Year Title Label Catalog #
    2018 SWR Music SWR 19513CD
    2018 Azica Records ACD 71324
    2018 Urtext JBCC 279
    2018 Profil - Edition Günter Hänssler PH 18011
    2018 Arrastre Records ARA 01D
    2018 Centaur Records CRC 3628
    2018 Maguelone MAG 358417
    2018 Alba ABCD 419
    2018 OSJ Alive OSJCD 04
    2018 Sony Classical 88883754452
    2017 Brilliant Classics 95480
    2017 Naxos 8573789
    2017 Deutsche Grammophon
    2017 Warner Classics 561762
    2016 Solo Musica SM 235
    2016 CuGate Classics CGC 012
    2016 Erato 557141
    2016 Erato 557141
    2016 Centaur Records CRC 3488
    2016 Profil - Edition Günter Hänssler PH 15044
    2016 Warner Classics 0825646486953
    2015 Coviello Classics COV 91514
    2015 Ars Produktion ARS 38170
    2015 Ars Produktion ARS 36168
    2015 Contrastes CR 9201410
    2015 Paraty 315132
    2015 Brilliant Classics 95139BR
    2015 Centaur Records CRC 3336
    2014 Thorofon CTH 2610
    2014 Channel Classics CCSSA 33014
    2014 Oehms Classics OC 429
    2013 Channel Classics CCS 33613
    2013 Acqua Records AQ 368
    2013 Thorofon
    2013 Signum Classics SIGCD 405
    2013 Connector 598672
    2012 ATMA Classique ACD 22675
    2012 Albany Music Distribution TROY 1386
    2012 Marisa Luisa Rayan-Forero 5637958844
    2012 Nonesuch 7559798726
    2012 MDG / Zebralution
    2012 Stradivarius STR 33913
    2012 Naxos 8573023
    2011 JCL Records 512
    2011 Aparte AP011
    2011 Telos TLS 162
    2011 Azica Records ACD 71270
    2011 Pavane ADW 7536
    2011 Naxos 8572611
    2011 Signum Classics SIGCD231
    2011 Oehms Classics 776
    2011 Dooload. De / Zebralution
    2010 Naxos 8572331
    2010 Bridge 9330
    2010 Concerto 2052
    2010 Non Profit Music 58443-2008
    2010 Naxos 8572271
    2010 Eroica Classical Recordings 3175
    2010 Gramola 98873
    2010 Marta Lledo
    2010 Denon Records
    2009 Bridge 9296
    2009 EMI Classics / EMI Music Distribution / Warner Classics 5099926705
    2009 Delos 3387
    2009 Analekta 29857
    2009 Erato / Virgin Classics 5099926729
    2009 Warner Classics
    2009 NSS Music
    2009 Ancalagon 134
    2008 Challenge Classics 72178
    2008 Sony Classical Essential Classics / Sony Music Distribution 88697328032
    2007 Digimode Entertainment / Double Pleasure / Saar DP-21523
    2007 Haenssler / Haenssler Classic HAN 093205
    2007 Chandos CHAN 10419
    2007 Crystal Records Dist. 766
    2007 Soundset 1024
    2006 Coviello Classics COV 30202
    2006 Doron Music 1003
    2006 Nonesuch
    2006 SOMM 33
    2006 Centaur Records 2763
    2006 Atma / ATMA Classique SACD 22399
    2006 MDG 3451392
    2006 Accord 138
    2006 K&K Verlagsanstalt 27
    2006 Pavane 7504
    2005 Edition HERA / Edition Herra 2106
    2005 Bella Musica
    2005 Bella Musica / Zebralution
    2005 Cpc 543
    2004 Capriccio Records 71022
    2004 Milan 36057
    2003 Klavier Records 11134
    2003 Epsa Music 802762
    2003 Gallo 1120
    2002 Forlane 16816
    2002 Koch Schwann 31159
    2002 Claves 502106
    2001 Budapest Music Center 045
    2001 Orfeo 128001
    2001 Arco Diva 242131
    2001 Times Square 9014
    2000 Nonesuch 7559795682
    2000 Capriccio Records 10872
    2000 Phoenix Classics 96209
    1999 WestWind 2229
    1999 Frame 9508
    1999 Cascavelle 1072
    1997 Piscitelli / Prophone P 002
    1997 Denon Records 18036
    1996 Deutsche Grammophon 449 185-2GH
    1995 CBC Records 1079
    1994 Premier 1036
    1994 New Albion NA 065
    1994 Phantom Import Distribution / Ais / Trova 5059
    Irco 273
    MDG 6031149
    Phoenix USA 170
    EtCetera Records 1186
    M. S. Music / MSRecords 0022009