About Astor Piazzolla
March 11, 1921 - July 04, 1992
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Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla was an Argentine tango composer, film 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".