Astor Piazzolla

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by Astor Piazzolla


11 March 1921, Mar de Plata, Argentina, d. 4 July 1992, Buenos Aires, Argentina. An immensely innovative player of the Argentinian bandonean (a close relation of the accordion), Piazzolla successfully took the instrument - and tango music in general - on to the international concert stage, without diluting its roots in the working-class dancehalls and dockland nightclubs of Buenos Aires. Read more