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Famous Composers from Argentina

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List of notable or famous composers from Argentina, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Argentina and even some popular composers who immigrated to Argentina. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Argentinian composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from Argentina is included when available.

Gustavo Santaolalla and Daniel Barenboim are only the beginning of the people on this list.

This historic composers from Argentina list can help answer the questions "Who are some Argentinian composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from Argentina?" These prominent composers of Argentina may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Argentinian composers.

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  • Alberto Evaristo Ginastera (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈβeɾto eβaˈɾisto xinasˈteɾa]; April 11, 1916 – June 25, 1983) was an Argentinian composer of classical music. He is considered one of the most important 20th-century classical composers of the Americas. ... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 67 (1916-1983)
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Alberto Williams
    Photo: Henry de Saussure Copeland / Flickr
    Alberto Williams (23 November 1862 – 17 June 1952) was an Argentine composer, pianist, pedagogue, and conductor.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 90 (1862-1952)
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Andrés Calamaro (Andrés Calamaro Massel, August 22, 1961), is an Argentine musician, composer and Latin Grammy winner. His former band Los Rodríguez was a major success in Spain in the 1990s. He is multi-instrumentalist and he became one of the main icons of Argentine rock and has sold over 1.3 million copies.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 59
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Ástor Piazzolla
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    Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla (Spanish pronunciation: [pjaˈsola], Italian pronunciation: [pjatˈtsɔlla]; March 11, 1921 – July 4, 1992) was an Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player, and arranger. His oeuvre revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed nuevo tango, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music. A virtuoso bandoneonist, he regularly performed his own compositions with a variety of ensembles. In 1992, American music critic Stephen Holden described Piazzolla as "the world's foremost composer of tango music". ... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 71 (1921-1992)
    • Birthplace: Mar del Plata, Argentina