Full name: Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla
Astor Piazzolla is used both as a classical composer (and thus using release artist as composer according to CSG) and as performer.
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Legal name: Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla
Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla (Spanish pronunciation: [piasola], Italian pronunciation: [pjattsɔlla]; 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".
- ^ Holden, Stephen (July 6, 1992). "Astor Piazzolla, 71, Tango's Modern Master, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved January 6, 2014.