Adiós Nonino (original instrumental version)

~ Song


I think it is a widespread mistake to write "Noñino". It must be "Nonino".

"Nonino" was the name that Piazzolla's kids called his father; it is the Italian nickname for a grandfather (online dictionaries say the Italian word for grandfather is "nonno", but I guess it is added a diminutive form as in signora --> signorina). Thus, there must not be a "ñ" because this letter does not exist in Italian.

This is a BBC-recorded performance from 1989 with a commentary by Piazzolla at approx. 0:50 min where says literally:

"Nonino means 'grandfather' in Italian. And my children used to call my father Nonino, so when he died I wrote this composition called 'Adios Nonino.' "

And as he is saying it, you can hear in his pronounciation that it is actually written "Nonino".

Annotation last modified on 2011-07-23 14:14 UTC.


composer:Astor Piazzolla (composer and bandoneon player) (in 1959-10)
Wikidata:Q2158791 [info]
later versions:Adiós Nonino (Arr. José Bragato)
is the basis for:La yumba / Adiós Nonino
arrangements:Adiós Nonino (catch-all for arrangements)


1966-12-06Adiós, NoninoAníbal Troilo4:16
1984-02Adiós Nonino (live, 1984-02: Teatro Roxy, Mar del Plata, Argentina)liveAstor Piazzolla9:28
1984-10-15Adiós Nonino (live, 1984-10-15: Teatro Nazionale, Milan, Lombardy, Italy)liveAstor Piazzolla8:17
1987-09-06Adiós NoninoliveAstor Piazzolla8:12
1987Adiós NoninoliveAstor Piazzolla?:??
1989-11-04Adiós NoninoliveAstor Piazzolla8:26
1995-10Adiós noninoBarenboim, Mederos & Console4:00
1999-04Adiós noninoTrio Pantango8:42
2001-05-19 – 2001-05-27Adiós NoninoOrchestra da Camera Italiana, Salvatore Accardo, Francesco Fiore, Laura Manzini10:36
2005-11-13 – 2005-11-15Adios noninoArabella Steinbacher, Peter von Wienhardt6:12
2006-09Adiós NoninoRufo Herrera, Orquestra Ouro Preto, Silvio Viegas6:16
2014-05 – 2014-10Adiós NoninoAnne Gastinel6:26
2019Adios NoninocoverNermin Tulić5:38
Adios noninocoverPaulinho Nogueira2:58
Adios noninoAstor Piazzolla5:36
Adios noninoAstor Piazzolla9:08
Adios NoninoAstor Piazzolla11:27
Adios NoninoAstor Piazzolla11:28
Adios NoninoAstor Piazzolla7:59
Adios NoninoAstor Piazzolla8:05
Adios NoninoAstor Piazzolla5:52
Adios NoninoliveAstor Piazzolla11:05
Adios NoninoAstor Piazzolla9:10
Adios NoninoAstor Piazzolla3:09
Adios NoninoAstor Piazzolla7:42
Adios NoninoAstor Piazzolla8:16
Adios NoninoAstor Piazzolla4:11
Adios NoninoAstor Piazzolla5:35
Adios NoninoAstor Piazzolla8:01
Adios NoninoAstor Piazzolla5:39
Adios NoninoAstor Piazzolla8:36
Adios NoninoAstor Piazzolla7:56
Adios NoninoAstor Piazzolla7:59
Adios NoninocoverRaul di Blasio6:11
Adios NoninoAntonio Serrano?:??
Adios NoninocoverSaxofourte6:20
Adios NoninoLito Vitale4:30
Adios NoninoMaya Beiser, Anthony de Mare9:23
Adios NoninoInTime8:46
Adios NoninoliveAstor Piazzolla8:02
Adios NoninoAstor Piazzolla5:34
Adios NoninoAstor Piazzolla6:09
Adios NoninoAstor Piazzolla7:44
Adios NoninoAstor Piazzolla?:??
Adios NoninoAstor Piazzolla9:05
Adios NoninoAstor Piazzolla5:34
Adios NoninoAstor Piazzolla3:20
Adios NoninoAstor Piazzolla8:38
Adios Noniñocover and instrumentalQuinteto da Paraíba6:04
Adiós noninoAstor Piazzolla?:??
Adiós noninoLuis Bravo8:24
Adiós noninoAstor Piazzolla8:08
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla y su Quinteto9:01
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla7:43
Adiós NoninoAldo Rodríguez5:32
Adiós NoninoLuis Rizzo Trio6:41
Adiós NoninoEnrique Ugarte5:11
Adiós NoninoOrquestra de Cambra Teatre Lliure, Josep Pons8:14
Adiós NoninoRastrelli Cello Quartet9:15
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla6:57
Adiós NoninocoverEl Método3:41
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla5:36
Adiós NoninoSelección Nacional de Tango6:44
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla8:26
Adiós Nonino (live, 1984-10-15: Teatro Nazionale, Milan, Lombardy, Italy)Astor Piazzolla8:17
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla?:??
Adiós NoninoliveAstor Piazzolla8:02
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla & Roberto Goyeneche7:53
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla8:19
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla8:00
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla?:??
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla7:59
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla8:47
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla6:51
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla7:46
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla8:48
Adiós NoninoliveAstor Piazzolla9:01
Adiós NoninoliveAstor Piazzolla8:11
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla?:??
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla7:47
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla8:08
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla8:01
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla8:53
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla7:41
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla8:04
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla8:02
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla11:30
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla8:30
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla7:27
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla4:56
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla?:??
Adiós NoninoI Fiamminghi, Rudolf Werthen9:36
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla?:??
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla4:11
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla4:56
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla4:13
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla8:40
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla10:56
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla4:45
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla10:07
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla4:04
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla5:21
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla8:02
Adiós Nonino (live, 1984-02: Teatro Roxy, Mar del Plata, Argentina)Astor Piazzolla9:28
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla4:33
Adiós NoninoUwaga!5:21
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla8:25
Adiós NoninoÁstor Piazzolla3:24
Adiós NoninoSexteto Mayor4:20
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla11:27
Adiós NoninoAstor Piazzolla4:14
Adiós NoninoOrquestra Harmônicas de Curitiba3:11
Adiós noniñoAstor Piazzolla7:58
Adiós NoniñoliveAstor Piazzolla8:01
Adiós NoniñoAstor Piazzolla11:31
Adiós NoniñoAstor Piazzolla7:42
Adiós NoniñoAstor Piazzolla8:37
Adiòs NoninoAstor Piazzolla5:47
Adiós Noniño (bis)Astor Piazzolla8:15
Adiós Nonino (Instrumental)Astor Piazzolla4:16
Adiós Nonino (Tango Rapsodia)Luis Bacalov, Héctor Ulises Passarella, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Myung-Whun Chung8:06
Adiós nonino (Tango)Quartango7:30
Claro de Luna / Adiós NoninocoverTangoloco5:38
Farewell NoninoVictor Villadangos4:36
Tango Suite: Adios NoniñoGiora Feidman, Berliner Symphoniker, Lior Shambadal3:59