Arolas Bandoneon Argentine Tango

“Maipo” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1939.

Arolas en Montevideo 1919. History of Tango by Marcelo Solis. Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

Eduardo Arolas

Bandoneonist, composer and leader.

(24 February 1892 – 29 September 1924)

In 1918 his orchestra was formed with him on first bandoneon and conductor, Manuel Pizzarro on second bandoneon, Rafael Tuegols on first violin, Horacio Gomila on second violin, Roberto Goyeneche on piano and Luis Bernstein on double bass. This was the peak of his career, playing in both Buenos Aires and Montevideo. Soon, Julio De Caro joined his orchestra.

This year culminated with one of his immortal compositions: “Maipo”, of supreme beauty, with a first part truly sublime, of pathetic depth, tearing, and a second part of felt sadness and deep emotions.

Let’s dance to El Rey de Compás Juan D’Arienzo recording of this tango in 1939. Continue reading…

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Marcelo Solis

I was born in Argentina. Through my family and the community that saw my upbringing, I have been intimately involved with the culture of Tango all my life, and have been an Argentine Tango dance performer, choreographer and instructor for over 30 years. I profoundly love Tango dancing, music, and culture, particularly that of the Golden Era. I am a milonguero.

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