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“Motivo sentimental” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Podestá in vocals, 1944.

Carlos Bahr, Argentine Tango lyricist | Portrate

Carlos Bahr

Lyricist and composer (October 15, 1902 – July 23, 1984)

Little is known about this author, who came to Tango poetry due to his early inclination towards literature, which initially shifted towards native songwriting and later embraced urban music. With no secondary education, his formation was that of a classic autodidact who, in reading – done disorderly and without appropriate guidance since childhood – found the means that his natural intelligence was awaiting, eventually acquiring some basic knowledge to refine his language, enrich his intellect, and stimulate his literary vocation. The thematic diversity was notable in Carlos Bahr, even more evident due to the prolific nature of his work.

But his preferred subjects were love and Tango itself, which he reflected and recreated in different compositions and with various treatments, never straying from romantic flights and all brimming with urban flavor and authenticity.

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