Category Archives: El Choclo

Visualization of El Choclo Sheet Music

Another “Visualization”, El Choclo. As usual, the music is a simplified piano score and not the music as played by the s. Melodic direction and duration will be mostly correct; the accompaniment much less so. Nevertheless, it is interesting to … Continue reading

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El Choclo Music/Audio Sync, Carlos Di Sarli (1954)

Di Sarli recorded El Choclo in 1954. His interpretation is lush, with beautiful , skillfully contrasting bandoenons and strings. And the piano, played by Di Sarli, has the melody in Section C, bar 49. Di Sarli’s interpretation sharply contrasts D’Arienzo’s. … Continue reading

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El Choclo Music/Audio Sync, Juan D’Arienzo (1954)

Juan D’Arienzo recorded El Choclo four times, in 1937, 1948, 1954, and 1963. I think just maybe he liked it! The recording syncd. below is the 1954 version. He does a lot that is not on the page. That’s an … Continue reading

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El Choclo Music/Audio Sync, Roberto Firpo (1940)

Continuing with my El Choclo syncs, next up is Roberto Firpo (1884-1969). Firpo recorded El Choclo in 1940. His style belongs to earlier times, the Guardia Vieja, pre-1930 thereabouts. Which suits El Choclo just fine, since it is a typical … Continue reading

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Future El Choclo Posts…

Many of the great s recorded their own arrangements of El Choclo. Some of my favourites: Roberto Firpo, 1940 Ángel D’Agostino with singer Ángel Vargas, 1941 Osvaldo Fresedo, 1947 Alfredo De Angelis, 1952 Carlos Di Sarli, 1954 Juan D’Arienzo 1937, … Continue reading

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El Choclo Music/Audio Sync, Juan Maglio “Pacho” (mid 1910s)

According to Todo Tango, El Choclo was written by Ángel Villoldo, probably in 1898, and was premiered by José Luis Roncallo in 1903. El Choclo has been a standard ever since. I believe it has been arranged and recorded by … Continue reading

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El Choclo Sheet Music

El Choclo was written by Ángel Villoldo in 1898 and was premiered by José Luis Roncallo in 1903. El Choclo has been a standard for a hundred years, popular to this day and still frequently performed and recorded, often in … Continue reading

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