100 years of Astor Piazzolla Rarely is the name of a composer and musician so closely associated with a musical style as that of Astor Piazzolla with the tango. When the 33-year-old Argentinean came to Paris on a scholarship to the great composition teacher Nadja Boulanger, he had already gained a great deal of musical experience. He had studied with Alberto Ginastera, played in famous tango orchestras, founded his own ensemble, made his first recordings, composed numerous tangos and several orchestral and chamber music works. Boulanger recognized in his new compositions influences from Ravel and Stravinsky - but no individuality. When he played her a tango on the piano, she called him an idiot, because in his study attempts he would have denied the real Piazzolla, which would quite obviously come to light in his tango playing. What followed was an unprecedented career, while Piazzolla developed Tango Nuevo, opening up traditional tango to new ways of playing and composing from jazz and classical music.
The chic box for Piazzolla's 100th birthday invites you to dive into a soundscape perfectly balanced between classical techniques and the tango tradition. These intoxicating masterpieces are interpreted by a team of outstanding musicians who are passionate about the unique legacy of Piazzolla.