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".
Works for Winds
- Adios Nonino
- Fuga y misterio (arr. Ziegler)
- La Muerte del Ángel (arr. Pease) (1962/2005)
- Libertango (arr. Scott) (1974/2009)
- Libertango (ed. Etchegoncelay) (1974/)
- Oblivion (arr. Longfield) (1982/2013)
- Oblivion (arr. Avila) (1982)
- Primavera Portena
- Street Tango (arr. Longfield) (2017)
- Tangazo (arr. Ansanay-Alex) (2010)
- Tango Suite (arr. Jackson)