Composers I love #1: Astor Piazzolla

I am obsessed with this piece! I can listen to it over and over again. I am such a sucker for a cool repetitive bass line. Have you come across the music of Astor Piazzolla before?

Who is he?

Astor Piazolla (1921-1992) was an Argentinian composer and bandoneon player. He helped created a new style of tango called nuevo tango. The tangos he composed are the coolest going around.

Can I play his music on the piano?

You sure can! One of his most famous pieces is Libertango. It has been released in various guises over 500 times. There are quite a few arrangements for piano (all are still under copyright protection so you will need to purchase copies). Here are some – search out the arrangement that best fits your level. Quite a few of my teenage students learn this piece.



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