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Julio De Caro, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer.

“Boedo” by Julio De Caro y su Sexteto Típico, 1949.

“Boedo” by Julio De Caro y su Sexteto Típico, 1949.

Julio De Caro, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer.

Julio De Caro

Violinist, leader and composer (11 December 1899 – 11 March 1980)

After starting in the second decade of the 20th century, close to the great creators of the period —Eduardo ArolasRoberto Firpo, and others—, who had changed the early tango and after being influenced by the leading pioneers of melody construction of the genre —such as Juan Carlos Cobián and Enrique Delfino—, the violinist Julio De Caro established with his sextet, as from 1924, a new and far-reaching style.

This would gravitate, as no other had, in the Tango history to come by widening its spiritual horizon.

So much so that the De Caro school, in the instrumental level, and the Gardel school, in the vocal level, at the same time but separately were considered since then the supreme guide to tango interpretation in their corresponding areas.

Between 1949 and 1953 he recorded 38 tunes for Odeon.

That series represents an extremely important musical legacy because he recorded again works he had recorded before under poorer technical conditions and he also included some new ones.

December 11th was declared The Day of Tango because on that day, though in different years, Carlos Gardel and Julio De Caro were born.

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"Gallo ciego", original cover of the music sheet. Agustín Bardi.

“Gallo ciego” by Julio De Caro y su Sexteto Típico, 1927.

“Gallo ciego” by Julio De Caro y su Sexteto Típico, 1927.

Agustín Bardi

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

Bardi regularly attended the presentations of the Julio de Caro’s sextet.

He confessed to experiencing immense spiritual joy every time he listened to some of his compositions through what he so happily called

“the great interpretative creations of the Julio De Caro’s orchestra.”

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