Astor Piazzolla, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Astor Piazzolla

Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player and arranger

Date of Birth: 11-Mar-1921

Place of Birth: Mar del Plata, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date of Death: 04-Jul-1992

Profession: composer, conductor, film score composer, bandoneonist

Nationality: Argentina

Zodiac Sign: Pisces


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About Astor Piazzolla

  • Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla (Spanish pronunciation: [pja'sola], Italian pronunciation: [pjat'ts?lla]; 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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