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Carlos Di Sarli signing autographs

“El distinguido ciudadano” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica, 1952.

“El distinguido ciudadano” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica, 1952.

Carlos Di Sarli signing autographs

Carlos Di Sarli

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

Di Sarli moved beyond the style of the guardia vieja of tango and Julio de Caro‘s avant-garde, preferring to forge his style without concession to the fashions of the day. 

While being influenced by Osvaldo Fresedo early on, he soon established his way. 

A talented piano player, he directed his orchestra from behind his instrument. 

His recordings do not feature significant instrumental solos; the bandoneóns sometimes carry the melody but essentially play a rhythmical, milonguero role. Only the violins stand out, playing a short solo or a counterpoint melody. 

He recorded many tracks more than once over the years.

Di Sarli’s creativity was mainly shown by the left-hand piano part, filling in, modulating, and accenting his delicate and elegant dancing beat. 

His reputation for musical elegance got him his nickname El Señor del Tango (The Gentleman of Tango).

Read more about Carlos Di Sarli at wikipedia.org

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  • Now they started a new project that addresses the dancers and the website is https://en.mytango.online
    You will find two compilations at the beginning, one tango and one vals compilation in amazing quality.
    The price is 50€ each (for 32 songs each compilation) and now the good news!

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"Como los nardos en flor", Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

“Como los nardos en flor” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica, 1951.

“Como los nardos en flor” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica, 1951.

Eduardo Viera

Lyricist (23 January 1881 – 28 April 1952)

He was a person endowed with sensitivity and culture.

Tall, elegant, with gray hair, he was the archetype of the good-looking Porteño, made to dialectics, revelry, and jokes. He suffered from a constant blinking that in no way diminished his pleasant personality.

He lived in an elegant bohemian train and was fond of drinks without it signifying intoxication.

His first song was probably “Como los nardos en flor”.

Read more about Eduardo Viera at www.todotango.com

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It is the number 1 source for professional Tango DJs all over the world.

  • Now they started a new project that addresses the dancers and the website is https://en.mytango.online
    You will find two compilations at the beginning, one tango and one vals compilation in amazing quality.
    The price is 50€ each (for 32 songs each compilation) and now the good news!

If you enter the promo code 8343 when you register at this site you will get a 20% discount!

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"Milonguero viejo", Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

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

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

Carlos Di Sarli

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

There were no instrumental solos in his orchestral scheme, and the bandoneon section sometimes sang 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 outfit’s synchrony and performance.

Only the violin was showcased extremely delicately on a brief solo or a counter melody.

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

Read and listen more about Carlos Di Sarli

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We are happy to have a collaboration with the people from tangotunes.com from whom some of you may have heard, they do high-quality transfers from original tango shellacs.

It is the number 1 source for professional Tango DJs all over the world.

  • Now they started a new project that addresses the dancers and the website is https://en.mytango.online
    You will find two compilations at the beginning, one tango and one vals compilation in amazing quality.
    The price is 50€ each (for 32 songs each compilation) and now the good news!

If you enter the promo code 8343 when you register at this site you will get a 20% discount!

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"Ensueños", Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

“Ensueños” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica, 1943.

“Ensueños” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica, 1943.

'Ensueños', Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

Luis Brighenti

Pianist, composer and leader (December 3, 1906 – March 17, 1984)

Luis Brighenti, a multifaceted artist born on December 3, 1906, in Buenos Aires’ vibrant Villa Crespo neighborhood, was more than just a pianist and composer – he was a musical trailblazer and leader. His father, Héctor, a musician himself, likely played a pivotal role in sparking Luis’s passion for music.

After completing his elementary school education, Luis embarked on a unique journey. He secured a job at the Droguería Americana, dedicating four years of hard work to finance his piano lessons. Determination fueled his ambition, and as he mastered various musical pieces, he took a bold step toward a full-time music career.

Initiating his musical career in the local cinema theaters, Luis’s talent quickly caught the attention of the music scene. By 1927, he had become a pianist in the Ricardo Brignolo Orchestra, later diversifying his musical pursuits by collaborating with various other orchestras.

As a composer, Luis Brighenti’s legacy is immortalized through his masterpiece, “Ensueños” – a tango graced with a captivating melody.

Though adorned with lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo, the piece is often celebrated in its instrumental form.

Luis Brighenti’s life story is a testament to the transformative power of passion and dedication, proving that the pursuit of one’s artistic calling can lead to a legacy that transcends time.

Read more about Luis Brighenti at www.todotango.com

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It is the number 1 source for professional Tango DJs all over the world.

  • Now they started a new project that addresses the dancers and the website is https://en.mytango.online
    You will find two compilations at the beginning, one tango and one vals compilation in amazing quality.
    The price is 50€ each (for 32 songs each compilation) and now the good news!

If you enter the promo code 8343 when you register at this site you will get a 20% discount!

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"El Pollo Ricardo", Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

“El Pollo Ricardo” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica, 1946.

“El Pollo Ricardo” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica, 1946.

A story of two friends

In September 1940, the Carlos Di Sarli Orchestra recorded this tango to great public acclaim for the first time (he will re-record it two more times).

The orchestra leader liked this piece so much that he cut it on three occasions: in September 1940, March 1946, and July 1951.

Who was this Pollo?

The true Pollo was a Uruguayan, born on September 29, 1890, who, when he was a kid, already mingled with adults at the bohemian café reunions like those at La Giralda.

Read more about “El Pollo Ricardo” at www.todotango.com

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We are happy to have a collaboration with the people from tangotunes.com from whom some of you may have heard, they do high-quality transfers from original tango shellacs.

It is the number 1 source for professional Tango DJs all over the world.

  • Now they started a new project that addresses the dancers and the website is https://en.mytango.online
    You will find two compilations at the beginning, one tango and one vals compilation in amazing quality.
    The price is 50€ each (for 32 songs each compilation) and now the good news!

If you enter the promo code 8343 when you register at this site you will get a 20% discount!

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