Astor Piazzolla

Astor 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 Holden described Piazzolla as "the world's foremost composer of tango music".

As a student at the University of Idaho, I chose to develop my Argentinean repertoire, Of course, since I like integral works, I was facing the challenge of choosing the correct sets of pieces because Piazzolla for the guitar often comes in groups. Therefore my choices were the famous Guitar and Flute duo (History of Tango) and the 5 Argentinean Pieces. However, I am still interested in learning the other Piazzolla suites like the 4 Porteño Seasons and the collection of the Angel.

History of Tango - Luciano Marazzo and Abigail Buckingham