Astor Piazzolla and the History of the Tango

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Molly Katherine Lowder (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Abstract: "Most people are familiar with the term ""tango , € and may even picture two serious-looking dancers with roses in their mouths when this term comes to mind. The tango has been incredibly internationalized and popularized , but in its original form , was an Argentine urban dance that developed during the 19th century. A rich tango musical tradition developed alongside the popular dance , and today is named the national music of Argentina. Through several main developmental phases , the tango was changed significantly over time. One of the most influential figures in the history of the tango , Astor Piazzolla , is credited with revitalizing the tango tradition in the 20th century. This paper will discuss the origin of the tango and its process of musical and cultural development , as well as the life of Astor Piazzolla and his particular influence on this genre."

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Language: English
Date: 2019
Music, Tango, Piazzolla

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