You want an introduction to the work of one of the 20th century's greatest musicians? I can't get my head round how good this one is. There are 2 CDs of music - from the popular song - CD 1 track 2, to the classical - influenced by Bartok - CD 2 track 2, to the jazz influenced CD 1 track 9, and film and dance music with above all the development of Tango Nuevo. Every human emotion and passion is here, from the wild, berserk 'Chin chin' to the tender 'Volver', from the sensual to the sexual, from the seasons of Buenos Aires to saying bye to his dad. As a performer Astor Piazzolla was a virtuoso of the bandoneon- a type of accordion eg.CD 1 track 8. He got the best out his musicians, whether in quintet, sextet, or octet, because he stimulated them at every level. ( eg. pianist on CD 1 track 11.) A track with a difference is 'Goooal'. For me, it is one of the most convincing portrayals in music of the nature of football and the tension leading to a goal being scored. There are tracks with singers, there is a track 'Oblivion' with a full orchestra. The music comes from Buenos Aires, Milan, Montreal- some from live events. The CDs are accompanied by good sleeve notes, (although I would like more.) Piazzolla died in 1992 and a new generation of musicians is discovering what he made - over 3000 works and over 500 recordings. I can completely recommend this introduction to him - as composer and performer, - a great working musician whether in the studio, the theatre, the concert hall or the night-club.