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!



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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:


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