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Ástor Piazzolla

Born 11 March 1921. Died 4 July 1992.
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Astor Piazzolla

The life and music of Argentinian composer and musician Astor Piazzolla.

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Biography

Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla (,; March 11, 1921 – July 4, 1992) 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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  1. Review of Astor Piazzolla - Remixed

    Astor Piazzolla - Remixed 2003

    Reviewed by Sanjiv Ahluwalia
    'the brilliance comes where Piazolla's spirit rises, sides up to remixers like Koop...
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