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This composer was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but lived in New York City from when he was 3 years old until he was 16. His musical talents were recognized and he was invited to return to Argentina to play and arrange for a tango orchestra. He further developed his musical talents by studying with Alberto Ginastera in Argentina, and later with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. After returning from Paris, he began turning his attention to the development of a new style of tango, combining traditional, classical, and jazz elements into the music. Traditionalists were outraged, but Piazzola developed an authentic and personal style.

Music Heard On This Episode

Johann Strauss Jr: Mephisto Waltz
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra/Ondrej Lenárd, cond. — Most Famous Waltzes (Naxos, 1995)
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Johann Strauss Jr: Mephisto Waltz
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra/Ondrej Lenárd, cond. — Most Famous Waltzes (Naxos, 1995)
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George Gershwin: Porgy and Bess: Summertime
Renee Fleming, s/Metropolitan Opera Orchestra/James Levine, cond. — I Want Magic! (Decca, 1998)
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Charles Ives: South Wind
Paul Sperry, tenor and Irma Vallecillo, piano — The Complete Songs of Charles Ives, Vol. 2 (Albany Records, 1995)
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Traditional: Amazing Grace
Ladysmith Black Mambazo — No Boundaries (Heads Up, 2005)
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Manuel Ponce: Conierto del Sur: Allegro Moderato
Andres Segovia, gt/Symphony of the Air/Enrique Jordá, cond. — The Segovia Collection (Deutsche Grammophon, 2002)
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Igor Stravinsky: Jeu de Cartes
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Georg Solti, cond. — Petrushka (Polygram Records, 1996)
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Edward Elgar: In the South
Vienna Philharmonic/John Eliot Gardiner, cond. — Enigma Variations (Deutsche Grammophon, 2002)
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Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9: Allegro con Fuoco
Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell, cond. — Three Great Symphonies (Sony, 1998)
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Arrested Development: Mr. Wendal
Arrested Development — 3 Years 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life of-- (Capitol, 1992)
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Dmitri Shostakovich: The Tahiti Trot
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Riccardo Chailly, cond. — The Jazz Album (Decca, 1993)
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Astor Piazolla: Autumn in Buenos Aires
Gidon Kremer/Kremerata Baltica — Eight Seasons (Nonesuch, 2000)
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R. E. M.: Losing My Religion
R. E. M. — Out of Time (Warner Bros / Wea, 1991)
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