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Astor Piazzolla

1921 - 1992

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Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla (Spanish pronunciation: [pjaˈsola], Italian pronunciation: [pjatˈtsɔlla]; March 11, 1921 – July 4, 1992) 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Astor Piazzolla has received more than 1,063,068 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia. Astor Piazzolla is the 60th most popular composer (up from 69th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Argentina (up from 9th in 2019) and the most popular Argentinean Composer.

Astor Piazzolla is most famous for his tango compositions and his work with the band, "The Quintet of the Americas."

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Among composers, Astor Piazzolla ranks 60 out of 1,216Before him are Aram Khachaturian, Domenico Scarlatti, Vincenzo Bellini, Mikis Theodorakis, Georg Philipp Telemann, and Edward Elgar. After him are Henry Purcell, Johann Christian Bach, George Gershwin, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, John Williams, and Alexander Scriabin.

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Among people born in 1921, Astor Piazzolla ranks 4Before him are Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Charles Bronson, and Alexander Dubček. After him are Stanisław Lem, Andrei Sakharov, Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Michael I of Romania, Suharto, John Rawls, Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, and Yves Montand. Among people deceased in 1992, Astor Piazzolla ranks 7Before him are Marlene Dietrich, Isaac Asimov, Alexander Dubček, Willy Brandt, Friedrich Hayek, and Grace Hopper. After him are Menachem Begin, Olivier Messiaen, John Cage, Mikhail Tal, Francis Bacon, and Barbara McClintock.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Astor Piazzolla ranks 8 out of 1,019Before him are Pope Francis (1936), Jorge Luis Borges (1899), Diego Maradona (1960), Alfredo Di Stéfano (1926), Eva Perón (1919), and Daniel Barenboim (1942). After him are Juan Perón (1895), Juan Manuel Fangio (1911), Martha Argerich (1941), Lionel Messi (1987), Jorge Rafael Videla (1925), and Isabel Martínez de Perón (1931).

Among COMPOSERS In Argentina

Among composers born in Argentina, Astor Piazzolla ranks 1After him are Alberto Ginastera (1916), Mauricio Kagel (1931), Ariel Ramírez (1921), Luis Bacalov (1933), Carlos Guastavino (1912), Mariano Mores (1918), and Osvaldo Golijov (1960).