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Astor Piazzola

Astor Piazzola

Today marks the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Ástor Piazzolla, considered one of the most important musicians of the 20th century and the most recognized tango composers worldwide. For this, Google paid tribute to him through a Doodle. Piazzola was born in Mar del Plata, Argentina. He also lived for some years in New York and then in Paris but finally he got back again. When in the 1950s and 1960s the traditional tangueros - who considered him "the killer of tango" said that his compositions were not tango, Piazzolla answered with a new definition: "It is contemporary music from Buenos Aires". Despite this, in Argentina radio stations did not broadcast his music. For years, tangueros and music critics considered him a disrespectful snob who composed "hybrid" music, with outbursts of dissonant harmony. In his last years of life, he was vindicated by intellectuals, jazz players and rock musicians from all over the world, as well as by new referents of tango, and is currently considered one of the most important Argentine musicians in the history of his country. He also composed music for about 40 films. For more info visit our facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iconicbuenosaires

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