“Alma de bohemio” by Pedro Laurenz y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Podestá in vocals, 1943.

"Alma de bohemio" of Roberto Firpo, recorded by Pedro Laurenz y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Podestá in vocals.

Roberto Firpo

Pianist, composer and leader. (10 May 1884 - 14 June 1969)

Firpo was at his time one of the most recognized and celebrated composer of Tango, and for that reason, the recording company Lepage Odeón, of Max Glücksmann, summoned him to make their first recordings.

At the time, recording the piano with other instruments presented challenges because the overwhelming sound of the piano would drown out the other instruments.

Firpo was able to resolve the problem by simply placing the instruments in an order that is still kept at the orquestas típicas.

In 1914 came his greatest success: “Alma de bohemio”, which he composed for a play of the same name, at the request of the brilliant actor Florencio Parravicini.

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