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Birth Name: Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla
Born: 1921/03/11
Birth Place: Mar del Plata, Argentina
Died: 1992/07/04
Genres: Nuevo Tango

Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla (March 11, 1921 – July 4, 1992) was an Argentine tango composer and bandoneón player. 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 different ensembles.

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