Listen to “Tango (Voz De Tango)” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals (1942):
Pianist, leader and composer
(26 November 1903 – 17 July 1994)
Among the artists of a very long career in our popular music he had stood out by the hyerarchy and the sustained inventiveness of his oeuvre as composer of amazing classics: it will suffice mentioning “Sobre el pucho”, “El pescante”, “Arco iris”, “Tinta roja” and “Milonga triste” to immediately appraise his talent, his heart of Buenos Aires man and the noble guarantee of his inspiration.
A figure of the Boedo school which tended to renew and improve the popular aesthetics around 1930, he shared with José González Castillo, Pedro Maffia, Homero Manzi and Cátulo Castillo the commitment to a movement that forced all the authors to selection and refinement. With Manzi, especially, he achieved what till then seemed to be impossible: finding a new path for an old genre known as milonga.
His output, as a whole, places him at the level of the major creators of our music. Continue reading.