Violinist, leader and composer
(14 May 1912 – 21 May 1965)
The multiple facets of Alfredo Gobbi’s personality —composer, violinist, arranger and orchestra leader— granted him a well-deserved and indisputable recognition among the most qualified and important music interpreters of tango. Because Alfredo Gobbi —The Romantic Violin of Tango— not only bore the responsibility of an inherited prestigious artistic name. He brought the very personal creation of a tango style. So he established a different way of feeling and expressing tango. He brought in his original esthetic conceptions, of evident innovative character, reminiscences of an old time, framed in the exact balance of the evolutionist values, that allowed him to crystallize one of the most colorful, deep, dense and authentic expressions of the instrumental tango. It has been accurately said that «in the modern musical clothing of Alfredo Gobbi, the last example of tango with long hair was dying down». That was his tango. The unmistakable tango of Alfredo Gobbi, of academic musical structure and outskirts-born deep sensitivity. Continue reading.