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Ricardo Tanturi. Argentine Tango music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires

“Pocas palabras” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals (1941)

Ricardo Tanturi. Argentine Tango music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires

Ricardo Tanturi: El caballero del Tango

Pianist, leader and composer
(January 27, 1905 – January 24, 1973)

The turn for records came in 1937 with an unforgettable piece recorded for Odeón, containing the instrumental version of “Tierrita” tango by Agustín Bardi, and “A la luz del candil”, with music written by the talented Carlos Vicente Geroni Flores, cruel lyrics by Julio Navarrine, and sang by Carlos Ortega.

But Tanturi’s great success would come in 1939 when he incorporated Alberto Castillo, a great attraction for the public. Castillo, with his perfect tune, master ability in the use of pitches and mezza voce, seduced the audience in many possible ways: with his exaggerated gestures, his masculine elegance, and neat hairstyle, his gynecologist degree (obtained in 1942), and that sometimes intimate sometimes lively mood, all of which made a show of every tango. Continue reading at

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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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