Australian Tango

2017-05-15 - AU Tango CD covers

Last week Amy Lynch of La Busca discussed what is Australian Tango, so that’s the theme of this week’s music edition of Tango Capital, Sunday evening from 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Mendoza Tango Quartet are: Stephen Cutriss (bandoneón), Chloe Ann Williamson (double bass), and originally Rebecca Karlen (violin) and John Reeves (piano) but since December 2016 Liz Young (violin), Daniel Rojas-Gonzales (piano) and Solange Lipcin (vocals). In 2018 Cara Tran took over piano.

And a further footnote on Australian tango… Los Jovenes del Tango played tango from Canberra from 2009 to 2011. The sextet played ‘Buenos Aires In The Southern Highlands’ among other events, but did not record. The musicians were: Simon Milman on bass, Valdis Thomann on accordian, Liena Lacey on Harp, Lathika Vithanage on violin, Lucy Carrigy-Ryan on Viola, and Natalya Tacheci on voice.

PLAYLIST:

  • Fugato, meaning ‘Escape’, a tango recorded by Tángalo in October 2013, with music composed by Owen Salome.
  • Las Aguas Tranquillas, meaning ‘The Calm Waters’, a tango recorded by Tángalo in October 2013, with music composed by Owen Salome.
  • El Patito Feo, meaning ‘The Ugly Duckling’, a milonga recorded by Tángalo in October 2013, with music composed by Owen Salome.
  • Milong del Cisne, meaning ‘Powder Puff Milonga’, a milonga recorded by Tángalo in October 2013, with music composed by Emily-Rose Sárkova.
  • Noche De Cristal, meaning ‘Night of Glass’, a tango recorded by La Busca in November 2016, with music composed by Amy Lynch, with lyrics by Juan Veron, and sung by Juan Veron.
  • Tierce De Tango, a tango recorded by TangoCentric in 2007, music and lyrics by Ann Palumbo , and sung by Ann Palumbo.
  • Anne-Maree De Tango, meaning ‘Ann-Maree’s Tango’, a tango recorded by TangoCentric in 2007, with music composed by Ann Palumbo.
  • Desde De Alma, meaning ‘From The Soul’, a vals recorded by TangoCentric in 2007, with music composed by Rosita Melo, first recorded in 1927, with lyrics by Victor Piuma Vélez and Homero Manzi.
  • Milonguero Viejo, meaning ‘Old Tango Dancer’, a tango recorded by Maggie Ferguson in August 2011, with music composed by Carlos Di Sarli in 1926, with lyrics by Enrique Carrera Sotelo.
  • La Cumparsita, meaning ‘The Little March’, a tango recorded by Maggie Ferguson in August 2011, with music composed by Pascual Contursi, Enrique Maroni, and Gerardo Matos Rodríguez in 1924, with lyrics by Gerardo Matos Rodríguez.
  • Milonga De Antaño, meaning ‘Milonga of Yesteryear’, a milonga recorded by Tángalo in October 2013, with music composed by Francisco Rofrano, first recorded in 1937, with lyrics by Elisardo Besada, and sung by Susie Bishop, Emily-Rose Sárkova, and Owen Salomé.
  • Nueve De Julio, meaning ‘9th of July’, a tango recorded by Tango Paradiso in December 2004, with music composed by José Luis Padula, first recorded in 1916, with lyrics by Lito Bayardo.
  • Orgullo Criollo, meaning ‘Native Argentinian Pride’, a tango recorded by Tango Paradiso in October 2006, with music composed by Pedro Laurenz and Julio De Caro, first recorded in 1928.
  • Malena, referring to a woman of that name, a tango recorded by  Tango Paradiso in December 2004, with music composed by Lucio Demare in 1942, with lyrics by Homero Manzi, and here sung by Marina Varney.

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