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Edinburg  

Edinburgh International Festival
Usher Hall

By Fernando González
August 200

   






















Tango and the restless heart
The music of Astor Piazzolla

It might seem quaint from afar, but whether Astor Piazzolla´s music is or is not tango remained, for decades, at the very center of a passionate debate among tango musicians and aficionados. It only waned towards the end of Piazzolla´s life, when worldwide recognition had made the point moot. Still, Piazzolla, who had unimpeachable tanguero credentials to boot, was fond of quoting Argentine novelist Ernesto Sábato, who said, “Piazzolla´s tango has the eyes, the nose and the mouth of its grandfather, the tango. The rest is Piazzolla.”

   

 

 





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