Noche de Tango: Beron, Rodriguez and a Little Tango History

Jul 14, 2017

Tanda #1: Betinotti, Color de Gris, Destellos, and 9 de Julio.

Adolfo Beron lived from 1915-1982. He was revered for his skills as a guitarist, which is one of the oldest instruments in Tango and has been a part of the genre since the early beginnings in the late 19th century. In the first Tanda, you hear the cafe style of tango that focused on the musical talents of Beron.

Tanda #2: El Tabernero, Llorar por Una Mujer, En la Buena y en La Malas, and Suerte Loca

In the second Tanda of this week's Tango Playlist, you hear the Orchestra of Enrique Rodriguez with the singer Armando Moreno. Moreno was known not only for his good looks and charm but also for his skill as a singer. Hear him with the orchestra that gave him his start, which was Enrique Rodriguez’s orchestra.

Tanda #3: Dandy, Divina, Una Emocion, and Confesion.  

Lucio Demare was a pianist, arranger, composer, and also director born in 1906. All of these different sets of musical skills allowed him to produce a very forward-thinking style of tango during his time. He was known for being in the romantic camp of tango musicians during his day, signified by his lush sounds and lyrical elements unlike the short percussive sounds of Tango produced for dance.

Tanda #4: The last live performance of Orquestra tipica de Osvaldo Pugliese.    

Our final Tanda of the week includes Osvlado Pugliese and his orchestra live at the Teatro Solis in Montevideo Uruguay, circa 1987. This one was of the last major shows that Pugliese did before his death. A little known fact about the history of Tango is the link between Buenos Aires and Montevideo. The origins of Tango was very much a collaboration between these two communities.


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