Revolutionaries in Tango Music

Aug 5, 2017

Tanda #1: Balada para un Organito Loco, Yo Soy Maria, Fuga y Misterioso, Aria de los Analistas, and Milonga de la Anunciascion


Astor Piazzolla has been deemed "the world's foremost composer of tango music." His style revolutionized tango music into the genre we know today, incorporating elements of both jazz and classical. Piazzolla's opera, Maria de Buenos Aires, was a pivotal moment in tango history, marking the transition from the golden age of dance tangos to the style of concert tangos seen today. In this first section, you will find pieces from his opera numbers.



Tanda #2: A La Gran Muneca, Cara Sucia, Tierra Negra, and Milonguero Viejo



The second tanda tonight comes from the orchestra of Carlos Di Sarli. Di Sarli was known throughout his career for the quality of his string section. Orchestra after him revered his orchestra as the pinnacle of how a string section should sound in tango.



Tanda #3: Independiente Club, El Andariego, Pelele, and A Media Luz



Alfedo Gobbi, heavily influenced by Carlos Di Sarli, continued the dominance of the string sound in his tangos. However, Gobbi was unique in the fact that he directed his orchestra while playing in the violin section, creating a very solid violin sound. This third section is dedicated to Gobbi's works.  



Tanda #4: Boedo and Derecho Viejo



The last section of this week's tango playlist incorporates the sound of Julio De Caro, known for his orchestral experimentations. In on the of the pieces from this section you will hear the trumpet, which was only included in the orchestra during De Caro's career.


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