An Argentine classic: Astor Piazzolla and the evolution of tango

January 7, 2015 10:18 PM

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An Argentine classic: Astor Piazzolla and the evolution of tango

As a budding composer, New Tango master Astor Piazzolla didn’t much care for tango. He wanted to be a classical musician.

But he would go on to achieve international fame and grudging recognition of the tango Old Guard for his New Tango. It was near the end of his life, and especially after his death in 1992, that Piazzolla’s music entered the contemporary classical music repertoire.

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