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Argentine Tango School

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

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

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”.

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