Moreover, he brought renewed and deep airs to it. Astor also, managed to spread this music out
of Buenos Aires and it came to be listened to in auditoriums all over the world. In short, he
brought the tango back to be restored as a popular genre, just as it used to be in its beginning.
With his Quinteto Tango Nuevo, Piazzolla reached a special moment of creative capacity and intensity, as
can be seen in his studio recordings such as "Nuevo Tango: Hora Cero" and "La Camorra: la soledad de la
provocación apasionada". In fact, Astor considered the former as his best recording. At the end of the 80's, Astor
Piazzolla was already a wellknown musician all over the world. In 1989, he formed the Sexteto Tango Nuevo
with two bandoneons, and carried on composing and performing concerts, although many of his compositions
were never recorded in a studio.
In August 1990, Piazzolla's health began to deteriorate, until he finally passed away two years later, on
the 4th of July of 1992. He was 71. During his lifetime he left many memorable pieces behind such as
"Concierto para Quinteto", "Adiós Nonino", "Libertango", "Oblivion", la serie "Las cuatro estaciones porteñas", "Tristezas
de un Doble A", "Soledad", "Muerte del Angel", "Tanguedia", "Violentango", "Tango apasionado" or the serie of
pieces "Five Tango Sensations", recorded with the Kronos Quartet.
Over thirty records (several of them, reeditions) gather the particular life vision of this
universal argentinian, a vision laden with sadness and melancholy, violence and sex, fear and
courage, like the sound of a bandoneon itself.