Astor Piazzolla and the History of the Tango
Lowder, Molly Katherine
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.
Lowder, Molly Katherine. (May 2019). Astor Piazzolla and the History of the Tango (Honors Thesis, East Carolina University). Retrieved from the Scholarship. (http://hdl.handle.net/10342/7300.)
Lowder, Molly Katherine. Astor Piazzolla and the History of the Tango. Honors Thesis. East Carolina University, May 2019. The Scholarship. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/7300. September 20, 2020.
Lowder, Molly Katherine, “Astor Piazzolla and the History of the Tango” (Honors Thesis., East Carolina University, May 2019).
Lowder, Molly Katherine. Astor Piazzolla and the History of the Tango [Honors Thesis]. Greenville, NC: East Carolina University; May 2019.
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