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"El lengue" by Edgardo Donato y su Orquesta Típica, 1940.

Edgardo Donato, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer, with his orchestra.

Edgardo Donato

Violinist, leader and composer (14 April 1897 - 15 February 1963)

The orchestra of Edgardo Donato had a phrasing wrapped up in wide dynamics, where the showcasing of bandoneons and Donato's frequent interventions as soloist was evidenced.

The leader was a true example of the style developed by El Pibe Ernesto, that is to say by Ernesto Ponzio.

This description is completed with the musical gymnastics that Donato performed, together with his famous pizzicati.

His was a dance orchestra, according to his merry absent-minded temper.

He was composer of over two hundred numbers, some of them true classics of the tango repertory.

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