Milonguero viejo. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

“Milonguero viejo” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica, 1944.

Milonguero viejo. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.Carlos Di Sarli

El Señor del Tango

Pianist, leader and composer
(7 January 1903 – 12 January 1960)

In his orchestral scheme there were not instrumental solos, the bandoneon section sang at times the melody, but it had an essentially rhythmic and danceable role.

He was a talented pianist, maybe one of the most important, who conducted his orchestra from his instrument, with which he mastered the synchrony and the performance of the outfit.

Only the violin was showcased in an extremely delicate way, on a brief solo or on a counter melody.

“Milonguero viejo (Fresedo)”, the tango he dedicated to Fresedo, his referent and admired friend, is curiously the paradoxical lapsus that portrays his own musical model.

The piano led in a suggesting way, with an embellished bass line, which turned into a trademark of the maestro, linking the bars of the piece and stressing the delicate, elegant rhythm, especially for dancing.

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Marcelo Solis

I was born in Argentina. Through my family and the community that saw my upbringing, I have been intimately involved with the culture of Tango all my life, and have been an Argentine Tango dance performer, choreographer and instructor for over 30 years. I profoundly love Tango dancing, music, and culture, particularly that of the Golden Era. I am a milonguero.

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