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Astor Piazzólla (Composer)

Born: 11th March 1921, Mar del Plata

Died: 4th July 1992, Buenos Aries

Nationality: Argentine

Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla was an Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player, and arranger. His works 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.

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