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Yo no sé qué me han hecho tus ojos, Francisco Canaro (1930)

Background I’m not sure when Francisco Canaro wrote the music and lyrics for the vals, “Yo no sé qué me han hecho tus ojos” (I don’t know what your eyes have done to me), but he first recorded it in … Continue reading

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Valsecito Amigo, Aníbal Troilo (1943)

I posted the first milonga sync on the blog a few days ago. I think it’s time for the first vals. Vals is the lyrical member of the tango family and the only one in “3”; always in 3/4 . … Continue reading

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Milonga de mis amores, Pedro Laurenz (1944)

This is the first milonga I’ve syncd with the music. Milonga de mis amores is one of my favourites. It was written by Pedro Laurenz in 1937 and has been recorded by several s, including Francisco Canaro and Juan D’Arienzo. … Continue reading

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Milonga de mis amores Sheet Music

Milonga de mis amores was written by Pedro Laurenz in 1937 and has been recorded by several orquestas, including Francisco Canaro and Juan D’Arienzo. Tango.info has a list, here. I syncd. the music with the 1944 Laurenz instrumental version, here. … Continue reading

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Malena Music/Audio Sync, Lucio Demare (1942)

Malena was composed by Lucio Demare, on a poem by Homero Manzi, in 1941. It’s been frequently recorded, and re-issued. Tango.info has a list, here. Demare recorded two somewhat different vocal versions, the first in 1942 with Juan Carlos Miranda, … Continue reading

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Malena Sheet Music

Malena was composed by Lucio Demare, on a poem by Homero Manzi, in 1941. It’s been frequently recorded, and re-issued. Tango.info has a list, here. Demare made two somewhat different vocal versions, the first in 1942 with Juan Carlos Miranda, … Continue reading

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El adiós Sheet Music

The music has been synchronized with Edgardo Donatos’s 1938 recording , here. And there is some discussion of the harmony in Section A, here.   +81

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El adiós Music/Audio Sync, Edgardo Donato (1938)

El adiós was written by Maruja Pacheco Huergo in 1938. (María Esther Pacheco Huergo. Read about her at Todo Tango.) Virgilio San Clemente wrote the lyrics. The (very, very blurry) piano music came from Todo Tango. As usual, I entered … Continue reading

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Musical Analysis: Methodology

I will be posting the first detailed musical analysis soon. I’m planning a series on El Choclo and will have the initial installment ready to go within a week eventually. My analysis procedure is more or less standardized. I wrote … Continue reading

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Bahia Blanca Section A: The Second 8 Bar Phrase.

This is the second in a series of analysis posts on Carlos Di Sarli’s Bahia Blanca. The first looked at the Question and Answer (Q&A) phrasing in the initial 8 Bar Phrase of Section A. In the first part of … 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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