Homage to Astor Piazzolla

A documentary by Christopher Nupen

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Ástor Piazzolla — Composer, bandoneonist
Christopher Nupen — Narrator
Quinteto Ástor Piazzolla
Per Arne Glorvigen — Bandoneonist
Alois Posch — Double bassist
Vadim Sakharov — Pianist

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Passion: the word that best sums up the life and music of Astor Piazzolla. Too “classical” for proponents of the tango tradition, yet too “traditional” for twentieth-century avant-gardists, Piazzolla infused new passion into a genre crying out for reinvention. His work met with great enthusiasm in both Europe and Japan, and it stirred such fervor in Piazzolla’s native Argentina that he occasionally met with threats and even violence for his radical ideas.

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Production date: 1998
Duration: 50 min
Production: © Allegro Films
Resolution: SD