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Astor Piazzolla , born March 11, 1921 in Mar del Plata and died on July 4, 1992 in Buenos Aires, is an Argentine composer and bandoneonist. He is considered the most important musician of the second half of the XX century for the music of tango (music)>.

Astor Piazzolla, son of Italian immigrants, was born in Mar del Plata>, 400 kilometers south of Buenos Aires, a fishing port that has not yet become an aristocratic seaside resort. At the age of three, he left with his parents Vicente Piazzolla and Asunta Manetti for New York.

When Astor Piazzolla is eight years old, his father, passionate about tango, offers him a bandoneon. The child is disappointed, he would have preferred a saxophone, because he is then passionate about jazz. One day, while playing in the courtyard of his building, Astor discovers Johann Sebastian Bach: it is the pianist Bela Wilda, former student of Rachmaninoff, who studies nine hours a day. Bach's music impresses him so much that he wants to take classes with Bela.

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