Art as Resistance. The Opera- Tango Maria of Buenos Aires

Carlos Luis Bosch


On the shores of tango have landed large amount of literary and musical influences. Since its inception goer until the golden age, in the years 40, the different orchestras were incorporating aesthetic of each period at the same time that were reflected in the great social changes of the twentieth century. In spite of this, the vast majority of the tangueros felt that Astor Piazzolla had crossed a boundary, had gone too far with his work, Maria de Buenos Aires. Not only is the first opera-tango of history, but that is one of the jobs where better reflects the differences and disputes toward the interior of the tango. While this work arises in an era where the artistic avant-gardes influenced the art scene in Buenos Aires, the defenders of the tango as traditional music of the city did not want to lose certain traditions that this gender jealously guarding her. We will analyze to what extent this work implies a resistance to the established conceptions of his time and how that resignification involves a series of changes that go beyond the tango.


Tango; opera; resistance; Piazzolla; art


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