The Years of the Shark – Astor Piazzolla
In celebration of Astor Piazzolla’s 100th birthday, Daniel Rosenfeld’s acclaimed documentary “The Years of the Shark” will be released on DVD and digital.
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★★★★ “I have to tell the whole truth. I can tell the story of angels, but that wouldn't be the true story. My story is a mix of the devil and angels with a bit of meanness. You have to have a bit of everything to progress in life.” ★★★★ (Astor Piazzolla)
A documentary with extraordinary and previously unpublished material about the “world‘s foremost composer of tango music” – Astor Piazzolla. The Argentine bandoneon player and composer Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) revolutionized the tango. His tango nuevo, with its jazz and classical influences, made him a controversial figure in his own country, as his revolution clashed with tradition.
Astor received his first bandoneon from his father when he was nine. Twenty years later, he had reached the limits of tango. In search of his own style, he went to study piano composition in Paris in the early 1950s. There he realized that in spite of everything, he was still a tanguero. A multifaceted career was to follow, chiefly in Europe and the United States.
For this documentary, Piazzolla’s son Daniel drew on his private collection. Unique footage of numerous performances and intimate family films combine with archive material to paint a vivid portrait of Piazzolla: self-assured, obstinate, passionate, and a true virtuoso. Daniel’s commentary reveals a complicated relationship with his father. The tapes of hours of conversations between Piazzolla and his daughter Diana provide a rare insight into the mind of a musical genius.
Also available on Digital!
Original title Piazzolla: Los Años del Tiburon
English title The Years of the Shark – Astor Piazzolla
Production year 2018
Video format NTSC 16:9
Audio format PCM Stereo
Production Company Idéale Audience and Daniel Rosenfeld Films
Director Daniel Rosenfeld
Distribution homevideo / DVD EuroArts Music International GmbH
Distribution VOD / SVOD EuroArts Music International GmbH
Soloist Astor Piazzolla
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