Roberto Firpo – the compositions

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Last week focused on the musical legacy of Roberto Firpo so this week looks at his music in more depth. Adding to this profile is the unusual situation that every piece is written by Firpo as well as played by his Orquesta or his Cuarteto.

That’s Tango Capital, Sunday evening from 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image Credit: Todotango – http://www.todotango.com/creadores/ficha/19/Roberto-Firpo

PLAYLIST:

  • La Chola, meaning ‘The Sandal’, a tango recorded by Firpo’s Orquesta, on 16 September 1941, with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1913.
  • De Mi Flor, meaning ‘Of My Flower’, a tango recorded by Firpo’s Orquesta, on 19 November 1948, with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1914.
  • En La Brecha, meaning ‘In The Breech’, a tango recorded by Firpo’s Orquesta, on 31 July 1935, with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1917.
  • Alma Poetica, meaning ‘Poetic Soul’, a vals recorded by Firpo’s Orquesta, on 20 Novemer 1951, with music composed by Roberto Firpo.
  • Dulce Perdon, meaning ‘Sweet Forgiveness’, a vals recorded by Firpo’s Orquesta, on 11 December 1953, with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1935.
  • Olas Nocturnas, meaning ‘Night Waves’, a vals recorded by Firpo’s Orquesta, on 21 December 1954, with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1935.
  • El Horizonte, meaning ‘The Horizon’, a canyengue recorded by Firpo’s Orquesta, on 28 May 1938, with music composed by Roberto Firpo.
  • Sentimiento Criollo, meaning ‘Argentine Feeling’, a canyengue recorded by Firpo’s Orquesta, on 31 March 1939, with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1913.
  • Curda Completa, meaning ‘Completely Drunk’ recorded by Firpo’s Orquesta, on 2 May 1956, with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1914.
  • Flor de Suburbio, meaning ‘Flower of the Suburb’, a milonga recorded by Firpo’s Cuarteto, on 2 February 1939, with music composed by Roberto Firpo.
  • Milonga Orillera, meaning ‘Working Class Milonga’, a milonga recorded by Firpo’s Cuarteto, on 29 May 1948, with music composed by Roberto Firpo.
  • Bravo Porteño, meaning ‘Tough Man of Buenos Aires’, a tango recorded by Firpo’s Orquesta, on 21 August 1947, with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1936.
  • De Pura Cepa, meaning ‘Of Pure Stock’, a tango recorded by Firpo’s Orquesta, on 21 January 1948, with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1934.
  • El Talento, meaning ‘The Talent’, a tango recorded by Firpo’s Orquesta, on 25 April 1955, with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1941.
  • Horas De Pasion, meaning ‘Hours Of Passion’, a vals recorded by Firpo’s Orquesta, on 2 May 1956, with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1932.
  • Atardecer Campero, meaning ‘Rural Dusk’, a vals recorded by Firpo’s Orquesta, on 9 May 1951, with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1936.
  • El Resplandor, meaning ‘The Brightness’, a vals recorded by Firpo’s Orquesta, on 5 May 1953, with music composed by Roberto Firpo.
  • Alma De Bohemia, meaning ‘Soul Of a Free Spirit’, a tango concierto recorded by Firpo’s Orquesta, on 23 June 1927, with music composed by Roberto Firpo in 1914.

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