“La payanca” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1936.

Augusto Berto y su Quinteto. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.Augusto Berto

Bandoneonist, composer and leader
(4 February 1889 – 29 April 1953)

A patriarchal figure of tango, a bandoneon player of the heroic period when bandoneon became the instrument most representative of the groups devoted to tango. His contribution to the definitive adoption and recognition of bandoneon and, consequently, of tango in the different milieus and social strata has been valuable and decisive.

His first tango was “La payanca”.

«One evening when the dancers had run though our repertory I had to improvise and that was the resulting number. After seventy or eighty pieces one after another you had to improvise.» Continue reading at www.todotango.com…

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