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Emilio Balcarce. Argentine Tango music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires. Marcelo Solis' collection.

“Bien compadre” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica, 1949.

Emilio Balcarce

Violinist, bandoneonist, bandleader, arranger and composer
(22 February 1918 – 19 January 2011)
Only a great one, after handing an arrangement for orchestra to Aníbal Troilo, can be relieved from the suffering of the implacable torment of Pichuco’s eraser from which nobody escaped. That rare privilege was conferred to him in 1958 when Emilio Balcarce, in his condition of orchestrator, delivered the music sheets of “La bordona”. The latter is his most significant work due to the beauty of its melody which always sounds contemporary despite the passing of time. He was by then the inspired musician that had walked along the music staff in every posible way and who, discovering the secrets of a perfect harmony, was shaping the best sounds of the most important orchestras. Continue reading.

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Marcelo Solis

I was born in Argentina. Through my family and the community that saw my upbringing, I have been intimately involved with Tango all my life, and have been an Argentine Tango dancer, choreographer and instructor for over 30 years. I profoundly love Tango dancing, music, and culture, particularly that of the Golden Era. I am a milonguero.

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