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

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

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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Pablo Podestá, Argentine actor, sculptor, painter, musician and composer. The tango "Pablo" composed by José Martinez, is dedicated to him.

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

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

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), founder of the Argentine theater.

Since childhood he learned all the secrets of the circus 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, and when he managed to make a name for himself he formed 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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Eduardo Arolas, Tito Roccatagliatta and Roberto Firpo, 1914. History of Tango by Marcelo Solis at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

“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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