"Tierra Negra" music sheet cover. Argentine Tango music.

“Tierra negra” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1942.

“Tierra negra” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1942.

Graciano De Leone

Bandoneonist, leader and composer (16 July 1890 – 21 June 1945)

This porteño was initially guitarist. His friend, Eduardo Arolas, persuaded him to pick up bandoneon.

His beginning with the new instrument was —towards 1910- at the Café del Griego, though in fact its name was Café Royal.

32 numbers of his own have been found.

Many of them were committed to disc.

“Tierra negra” is one of his outstanding numbers.

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Alejandro Scarpino & Juan Caldarella, Argentine tango musicians and composers.

“Seguime si podés” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1945.

“Seguime si podés” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1945.

Alejandro Scarpino & Juan Caldarella, Argentine Tango musicians and composers.

Alejandro Scarpino

Bandoneonist, leader and composer (16 January 1904 – 27 May 1970)

He was, as a performer, a player with a very good technique and a great command of his instrument.

Alejandro Scarpino composed around 200 pieces. “Canaro en París” and “Seguime si podés” with Juan Caldarella, among them.

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Gerardo Matos Rodriguez, author of the famous Argentine Tango "La Cumparsita"

“La cumparsita” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1943.

“La cumparsita” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1943.

Gerardo Matos Rodríguez

Pianist and composer (18 March 1897 – 25 April 1948)

He was the creator of the worldwide known and most successful tango of all times: “La cumparsita”.

He also composed a large worthy repertory undoubtedly superior to the most famous of his numbers.

He was born in Montevideo, son of don Emilio Matos owner of the cabaret named Moulin Rouge.

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Canaro en Paris. Music sheet original cover.

“Canaro en París” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1940.

“Canaro en París” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1940.

Canaro en Paris. Music sheet original cover.

Alejandro Scarpino

Bandoneonist, leader and composer (16 January 1904 – 27 May 1970)

He was, as a performer, a player with a very good technique and a great command of his instrument.

He was born on January 6, 1922, on 753 Agüero Street —in the heart of the neighborhood of el Abasto—.

In 1925 he appeared at a café of La Boca —Noce—, the place where Scarpino might have composed his famous tango “Canaro en París”.

The composer himself, in a radio interview, said that it was a number with no title. But one day when he was on a streetcar in the Última Hora newspaper he read a headline: «Canaro arrives in Paris». Those lines inspired him and soon later, before the creation of SADAIC, on May 6, 1927 he filed a record —as it was costumary then— at the Biblioteca Nacional as «Gran tango de salón para piano».

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El apache argentino. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

“El apache argentino” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1944.

El apache argentino. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.Manuel Aróztegui

Pianist and composer
(4 January 1888 – 14 November 1938)

In 1912 accompanied by Paulino Facciona (violin) and Manuel Firpo (bandoneon) he appeared at the Café El Maratón (on Canning and Costa Rica). A terrible shooting ended his performances which had been carried out for six months. Probably his bandoneon appealed to belligerent customers.

El Capuchino, a kind of cinema-ballroom was the new scenery, an ambience rather peaceful; there his tenure lasted three years.

His first tango composition —“El apache argentino”—, was heard for the first time in 1913 there.

Withdrawn from the musical activity, later Aróztegui devoted himself to decoration of toys that he himself peddled. Continue reading at www.todotango.com…

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