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Nadia Boulanger

Nadia Boulanger & Astor Piazzolla

... One of the prizes he won at this composition contest was a scholarship from the French governement to study in Paris (where he goes in 1954), with Nadia Boulanger, considered the best educator in the world of music at the time. At first, Piazzolla tries to hide his tanguero past and his bandoneon work, thinking that his destiny is in classical music. This situation is quickly remedied when he opens his heart to Boulanger and he plays his tango “Triunfal” for her. From then on he receives a historic recommendation: “Astor, your classical pieces are well written, but the true Piazzolla is here, never leave it behind” ...

Georges Rabol
Adios Astor


01 - Libertango
02 - Alguien le dice al tango
03 - Adios nonino
04 - Imperial
05 - Vuelvo al sur
06 - Milonga del angel
07 - Invierno porteño
08 - Contrastes
09 - S.V.P.
10 - Luz y sombra
11 - Chau Paris
12 - Adios Astor (by Georges Rabol)

all tracks by Astor Piazzolla except track 12

Georges Rabol (Piano)




 Georges Rabol

Born 1938 in Paris
Georges Rabol's father was born in Martinique. Rabol studied music first with Jean Courbin and Lazare Lévy; then entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where he studied piano, harmony and counterpoint.

After finishing his studies, Georges Rabol has given numerous concerts all over the world, in recital and in chamber music with renowned soloists as F. Lodéon, F. Fontanarosa, Mr. Maïski, G. Caussé, A. Flammer, I. Gitlis, G. Zamfir, etc.

Georges Rabol's multiple gifts also led him to compose for the ballet, the theatre, the cinema, the radio and television: Roland Petit (Parisiana 25), René de Obaldia (La Baby-Sitter, Le Banquet des Méduses), Luis Bunuel (Le Charme Discret de La Bourgeoisie, Le Fantôme de la Liberté, Cet Obscur Objet du Désir), Med Hondo (West Indies), Radio France (Fantaisie Ballet, work for symphony orchestra), Jean-Christophe Averty (2 Dramas), etc. From the beginning he was interested in the musical writing and recorded many discs of his own compositions (Baroque Jazz Trio, Aenaon, Alchimie…), beside specific orders such as virtuoso pieces for flute and piano (Songe Caraïbe) or a suite in septuor created for the Opéra de Marseille.

His original course led Georges Rabol from Baroque to Jazz, through the Romantic period, the French music and the musical richness of Americas: Gottschalk, Gershwin, Piazzolla, etc. He can be defined as a cross-over artist, who did handle with brilliance all kinds of music, on the interpretation level as well as on the composition level. His mixed Antilles-European blood made it natural for him being interested in all the kinds of music...


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