Tango Toppers: Astor Piazzolla

  • 25 Oct 2008
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Number two in out Tango Toppers list, and quite a famous one: Astor Piazzolla.

Ástor 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. An excellent bandoneonist, he regularly performed his own compositions with different ensembles. He is known in his native land as “El Gran Ástor” (“The Great Ástor”).
Astor Piazzolla

This is him performing “Libertango”.

So what are the 10 most popular songs people listen to of his (according to last.fm data)?

#1 Libertango 21396
#2 Adios Nonino 12109
#3 Milonga Del Angel 9389
#4 Oblivion 5012
#5 Verano Porteño 4334
#6 Fear 4107
#7 Mumuki 3755
#8 Por Una Cabeza 3719
#9 Chau Paris 3665
#10 Tanguedia Iii 3626