Sheet Music for Piazzolla's Four Seasons?

April 22, 2007 at 07:22 PM · Hey Guys! I was wondering if anyone knew of where to find the sheet music for Astor Piazzolla's Four Seasons Suite as arranged by Leonid Desyatnikov, and as recorded by Gidon Kremer on his album, "Eight Seasons." I had never heard of Piazzolla until I had gotten this cd as a gift one birthday years ago. I am not in love with everything Gidon Kremer and everything Piazzolla... the music is so sincere and passionate. It is really a lovely journey. Anyway - any help on this issue would be much appreciated!



Replies (4)

April 22, 2007 at 07:39 AM · Sorry... I am now everything about Kremer and Piazzolla... oh typos!

April 22, 2007 at 08:48 PM · Piazzolla, Astor ( 1921 - 1992 )

Edition: Quatro Estaciones Porteñas

(Cuatro Estaciones Portenas)

Instrumentation: Violin and string orchestra

Status: active Verified: 9/8/2006

In 1965 Piazzolla began The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, a kind of homage to both the tango and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. He finished it five years later. Originally written for his quintet, the work has seen numerous arrangements, including the present version for violin and string orchestra by Leonid Desyatnikov.

Orchestra Score for sale from any U.S. music dealer, parts on rental.

Piazzolla, Astor Quatro Estaciones Porteñas Vn, Str-Orch 25'00", individually movements about 6'15" each.

Publisher: Tonos Musikverlags GmbH

Contact Information:

Holzhofallee 15

D - 64295 Darmstadt, Germany

Tel: +49 (06151) 3904-50

Fax: +49 (06151) 3904-90




The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, and the four pieces for Piazzolla's quintet were transcribed by Russian composer Leonid Desyatnikov for violin and string orchestra.


For more Piazzolla works:

Leonid Arkadievich Desyatnikov

April 23, 2007 at 05:28 AM · Thanks Clinton!

April 24, 2007 at 08:08 PM · Piazzolla/Desyatnikov: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

I have learned that the material is now available on rental in the U.S from EAMDLLC in NYC.

See this link for the current contacts for publishers of orchesta music:


This discussion has been archived and is no longer accepting responses.

Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Email is made possible by...

Shar Music
Shar Music

Yamaha Silent Violin
Yamaha Silent Violin

Pirastro Strings
Pirastro Strings

Find a Summer Music Program
Find a Summer Music Program

Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases
Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases Business Directory Business Directory Guide to Online Learning Guide to Online Learning

Dominant Pro Strings

Antonio Strad Violin

Bay Fine Strings Violin Shop

Bobelock Cases


Los Angeles Violin Shop

Nazareth Gevorkian Violins

Metzler Violin Shop

Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin



Johnson String Instrument and Carriage House Violins

Potter Violins

String Masters

Bein & Company

Annapolis Bows & Violins

Laurie's Books

Discover the best of in these collections of editor Laurie Niles' exclusive interviews. Interviews Volume 1 Interviews Volume 1, with introduction by Hilary Hahn Interviews Volume 2 Interviews Volume 2, with introduction by Rachel Barton Pine