Saturday, July 4, 2009

New Piazzolla Video - Finally Together

Today's video captures a bit of one of the most famous concerts in tango history. On June 26 of 1989, in Amsterdam's Royal Theater Carré, Astor Piazzolla and his Sextet appeared on stage simultaneously with Osvaldo Pugliese and his Orquesta Tipica. It was a classic moment when the two musical groups fused to play, in a single arrangement, Pugliese's La Yumba followed by Piazzolla's Adios Nonino. This video provides only the La Yumba portion of the performance but provides hope that the Adios Nonino portion of the video survives and will someday appear in this blog. The full performance can be heard in the now discontinued 2 CD set, titled Finally Together.

Pugliese was 84 when this video was made and survived another six years to die at the age of 90. Piazzolla was 68 and survived only three more years, dying exactly 17 years ago today (July 4). This video, in fact, may be the last made of Piazzolla as a performer.

If the video does not appear below, click here.

To learn more about Piazzolla videos, visit the Piazzolla Video site.


  1. You can also see Hector Del Curto sitting there playing bandoneon at the ripe old age of 17. Stu

  2. Nothing important to the Tango neither to the orchestra,his face doesn't look happy until now 20 years later.!!!!

  3. And I rememeber being there, between the courtains, when pointing in direction of Pugliese, Astor said :"Without his Negracha, Piazzolla doesn't exists.."

    Fabián Russo