- Clips (1)Latest ClipAstor Piazzolla
- TracksLast Played on BBC
- MoreSimilar Artists, Official Links
- Astor Piazzollahttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p020mhx9.jpg2014-06-09T10:41:00ZThe life and music of Argentinian composer and musician Astor Piazzolla.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/e280268a-a5ab-4bb0-be4d-ec470ca59131?clipfocus=p020mhygSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 1 hour 5 mins
Clips from Similar Artists
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".