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Alfredo Gobbi, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer.

“Racing Club” by Alfredo Gobbi y su Orquesta Típica, 1949.

“Racing Club” by Alfredo Gobbi y su Orquesta Típica, 1949.

Alfredo Gobbi, Argentine Tango musician

Alfredo Gobbi

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.

Read more about Alfredo Gobbi at www.todotango.com

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In 1910, Casa Tagini, dealership of Columbia Records, produced the first recordings of a formation dedicated exclusively to playing tangos.

“La viruta” by Alfredo Gobbi y su Orquesta Típica, 1947.

“La viruta” by Alfredo Gobbi y su Orquesta Típica, 1947.

In 1910, Casa Tagini, dealership of Columbia Records, produced the first recordings of a formation dedicated exclusively to playing tangos.

Origin of the term “Orquesta Típica”

At the beginning of the 1900, the word “tango” was still considered inappropriate..

In 1910, Casa Tagini, dealership of Columbia Records, produced the first recordings of a formation dedicated exclusively to playing tangos.

In need of an appropriated label for this formation, the term “Orquesta Típica Criolla” was born.

Vicente Greco (1888-1924), conductor and bandoneon player of this formation, is recognized, together with Francisco Canaro (1888-1964), who played violin in it, as the creators of this term, which will from this moment, characterize the orchestras conformed for the interpretation of Tango music.

As a composer, Vicente Greco knew to intertwine in his creations the rhythms and melodies of the “criolla” music, of the traditions of a country populated by gauchos descendants of the Spanish colony, and the new sounds and idiosyncrasies arriving to Buenos Aires with the massive immigration of the end of 1800s.

Here is one of his wonderful compositions.

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    You will find two compilations at the beginning, one tango and one vals compilation in amazing quality.
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"Chuzas" by Alfredo Gobbi y su Orquesta Típica, 1949. Music: Agustín Bardi.

“Chuzas” by Alfredo Gobbi y su Orquesta Típica, 1949.

“Chuzas” by Alfredo Gobbi y su Orquesta Típica, 1949.

Agustín Bardi

Violinist, pianist and composer (13 August 1884 – 21 April 1941)

Bardi’s tangos were not written to be played in the manner of primitive ensembles, without harmonic concerns or aesthetic interest in achieving greater musical enhancement.

The greater technical possibilities of the musicians of later promotions allowed them to enter the spirit and the musical structure of Bardi’s tangos.

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Agustín Bardi with his family | History of Argentine Tango

“Independiente club” by Alfredo Gobbi y su Orquesta Típica, 1948.

“Independiente club” by Alfredo Gobbi y su Orquesta Típica, 1948.

Agustín Bardi with his family | History of Argentine Tango

Agustín Bardi

Violinist, pianist and composer (13 August 1884 – 21 April 1941)

Another of Bardi’s great contributions to Argentine popular music was the creation, together with Canaro, Filiberto, Lomuto, Greco, Martinez and others, of a society that protected the rights of musicians and composers, a society that over time would become the prestigious Sociedad Argentina de Autores y Compositores de Música (SADAIC).

He died on April 21, 1941.

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Alfredo Gobbi. Argentine music. Escuela de tango de Buenos Aires.

“Orlando Goñi” by Alfredo Gobbi y su Orquesta Típica, 1949.

Alfredo Gobbi. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.Alfredo Gobbi

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 at www.todotango.com.

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