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Pablo Podestá, Argentine Tango singer, guitarist, composer and actor.

“Pablo” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica, 1943.

“Pablo” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica, 1943.

Pablo Podestá, Argentine actor, sculptor, painter, musician and composer. The tango

Pablo Podestá

Singer, guitarist, composer and actor (22 November 1875 – 26 April 1923)

He was the younger brother of the Podestá, the great artistic family directed by José Podestá (Don Pepe or Pepino 88), the founder of the Argentine theater.

Since childhood, he learned all the circus secrets, and at age eight, he was already spoiled by the public for his acrobatic exhibits.

When his brother and guide, Pepe, decided to form a company, he became an actor. When he managed to make a name for himself, he started his own, premiering in his long career the best dramas of Florencio Sánchez and other great Argentine authors of the time.

Those who saw him act assured that he had no rival on the scene and always remembered him as the greatest of our actors.

José Martinez composed this tango in his homage.

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"Color de rosa", Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

“Color de rosa” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica, 1945.

“Color de rosa” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica, 1945.

Pedro Polito

Bandoneonist and composer (15 October 1894 – 16 October 1958)

The Politos was a tango family because their four brothers devoted themselves to music.

The eldest was Pedro and was followed by Antonio who was four years his junior.

He possessed an inborn musicality and he played the variations melodiously.

He stands out for having played as bandoneonist in the first orchestra fronted by Francisco Canaro

His brother Juan in an interview said the following about his elder brother: «At a time when most of the bandoneon players made use of only three fingers to play he used to play with both hands. He played by ear but he was capable of playing fast variations and possessed a strong sound».

As a composer, he was not prolific.

But he made hits like “Color de rosa”.

Read more about Pedro Polito at www.todotango.com

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Music sheet cover of the Tango "Inspiracion"

“Inspiración” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica, 1943.

“Inspiración” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica, 1943.

Music sheet cover of the Tango

A classic of the genre

“Inspiración” was premiered in 1918.

It was firstly known under another title: its name was “6ª del R. 2” which was a suggestion by Niels Jorge to his brother, the author. It was dedicated to the Sixth Company of the 2nd Regiment of Infantry in which Niels had complied with his military service.

Peregrino Paulos (h), the composer, died at a young age and was unable to witness even the first signs of acclaim of his best conceived tango.

In 1922, and with the definitive title, the tango “Inspiración” was recorded by the Roberto Firpo orchestra. Later it was forgotten until Pedro Maffia, with his orchestra in 1929, played it again. Among its members were Osvaldo Pugliese on piano and Elvino Vardaro on violin. “Inspiración” was heard again in the evenings at the Pelikan cabaret where the outfit received the unanimous acclaim of the audience.

n 1943, two great orchestras recorded it: Miguel Caló (in an arrangement by Osmar Maderna) and Aníbal Troilo (in an arrangement by Astor Piazzolla).

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“Fuegos artificiales” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica, 1945.

“Fuegos artificiales” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica, 1945.

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Eduardo Arolas

Bandoneonist, composer and leader (24 February 1892 – 29 September 1924)

In 1912 Roberto Firpo called Arolas and Roccatagliatta to play with him at the famous cabaret Armenonville. Later, Arolas distanced himself from Firpo and had a sign at his presentations that clarified “We don’t play Firpo’s compositions”.

But “Fuegos artificiales” became a great outcome from this encounter.

Firpo still went on to record many of Arolas’ tangos.

Let’s listen to the magnificent rendition of “Fuegos artificiales” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica, 1945.

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