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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 (7 January 1903 – 12 January 1960)

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

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

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

His recordings do not feature significant instrumental solos; the bandoneóns at times 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 mostly 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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"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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"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)

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.

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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 (3 December 1906 – 17 March 1984)

He was born in Buenos Aires, in the neighborhood of Villa Crespo. His father, Héctor, was a musician.

After he finished his elementary school studies he got a job at the Droguería Americana in which he stayed for four years. With his wage, he was paying for his piano lessons.

When he managed to play some pieces, he quit his job and dared to start his career as a musician. He began as many others playing in the cinema theaters of the neighborhood.

In 1927 he was a pianist in the Ricardo Brignolo Orchestra, later switching to several ones.

As a composer, the masterpiece of Luis Brighenti is “Ensueños”, a tango with a beautiful melody.

Even though it has lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo it preferably has been played as an instrumental.

Read more about Luis Brighenti at www.todotango.com

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“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, for the first time (he will record it again two more times), this tango to great public acclaim.

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

Who was this Pollo?

The true Pollo was an Uruguayan, born on September 29, 1890, who when he was a kid he 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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