Radio 3 Composer of the Week

Piazzolla, Astor

Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla (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 Hol... read more

Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla (March 11, 1921 – July 4, 1992) was an Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player and arranger... read more

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The Sound of Piazzolla

The Sound of Piazzolla

Alison Balsom (trumpet), Martha Argerich (piano), Gidon Kremer (violin), Emmanuel Pahud (f...

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