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Astor Piazzolla

  • March 11, 1921 Mar Del Plata (Argentina) - July 4, 1992 Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Biography

Piazzolla, king of tango, received a bandoneon from his father for his eighth birthday. At first disappointed, he nevertheless practiced the instrument tirelessly and by 1938 had reached a professional standard. Piazzolla, accompanied by his bandoneon, caused a sensation with Success in the carefree Argentina of the 1930s. In orchestras, concert and dance halls, the young musician accompanied singers, did orchestral arrangements and transcribed the most beautiful songs for his instrument. He learned his trade through practice.

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