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Astor Piazzolla

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Astor Piazzolla

Biography

Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla (11 March 1921, Mar del Plata, Argentina – 4 July 1992, Buenos Aires, Argentina) was an Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player and arranger.

His oeuvre revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed nuevo tango, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music. A virtuoso bandoneonist, he regularly performed his own compositions with a variety of ensembles. In 1992, American music critic Stephen Holden described Piazzolla as "the world's foremost composer of tango music".


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