Words by Laura E. Piazzolla
Much has been written about him as a musician, composer and great interpreter of the bandoneon, about his rebelliousness, his struggle with those who discussed him, without even understanding him.
That he was born with talent and genius, too. He had a great commitment with art. He was what you can say a high-end worker, who sat at the piano to compose at eight in the morning, made a break at noon and returned to the piano until five in the afternoon, where he definitively closed its lid.
He never played the bandoneon at home, only for my birthday at a gathering of a few friends.
He was very appreciative of his private world to which few privileged people had access. He was shy, warm, mischievous, good-humored and, also, intense and circumspect.
For me, sharing his life was not only a privilege.
It was a magical adventure, in which we never lived a day the same as the day before. I never speculated to talk or write about the future, I only lived in the present. There, I did not only have a husband, he was my accomplice.
I can tell a story of angels, but it would not be the true story, it would rather be of devils and angels. He not only revolutionized tango, to give a "contemporary music from Buenos Aires to the world", he also innovated my life.
Thank you, dear, for letting me into yours.
Laura E. Piazzolla
President and creator of the Astor Piazzolla Foundation