Recorded on 08/08/2007, uploaded on 02/24/2009
Musician's or Publisher's Notes
Piazzolla is the single most important figure in the history of the tango. He took a sensual, street-smart folk music
and elevated it to art music. Born in
Mar del Plate to Italian parents and raised in New York, his blend of styles reflects his
many cultural influences. In 1954, he
went to study composition with Nadia Boulanger who urged him to use his
Argentinean roots in finding his own voice.
He returned to Buenos Aires and began performing his "nuevo
tango" style with his own ensembles - reworking the traditional tango rhythms,
infusing them with classical and jazz elements. Ashu
Courtesy of International Music Foundation.
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