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Astor Piazzolla - Tanguisimo Anthology 1945-1961

Release Date: 12/11/2012 
Label:  Chant Du Monde   Catalog #: 5742200  
Number of Discs: 9 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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A prolific period, during which Astor Piazzolla carved out his own musical aesthetic, as personal as it is universal, and raised Tango to the ranks of classical music without causing it to lose any of its force, its character, its originality or its roots. The clear break he brought about by shaking up the musical codes of Tango felt like sacrilege to the older generation, but like a much-needed revolution to those who dreamed of modernity. The second real icon in the history of Argentinian music alongside Carlos Gardel, Astor Piazzolla, like his illustrious forefather, left his imprint on this style of music in spite of its rules, which were anchored in a set of seemingly immutable traditions. "Astor Piazzolla turned Tango into more than Read more just the music of one nation and one people; he made it into a universal art on a par with the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and Claude Debussy. Read less

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