2 modern tango ensembles – Mendoza Tango Quartet & Sexteto Gato

2017-12-24 - TSCC Xmas Milonga 2017

Mendoza Tango Quartet playing the Tango Social Club of Canberra Xmas Milonga, a brief look at Sexteto Gato, the second half of the interview with photographer David Storm exploring his perspectives on photographing tango dancing, and the compositions of Héctor Stamponi…it’s all happening on Tango Capital, Sunday evening from 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image: Mendoza Tango Quartet in full flight at the TSCC Xmas Milonga, 16 December 2017

PLAYLIST:

  • Pedacito De Cielo, meaning ‘Little Bit Of Sky’; a vals recorded by Anibal Troilo on 10 September 1942, with music composed by Héctor Stamponi and Enrique Francini in 1942, lyrics by Homero Expósito and sung by Francisco Fiorentino.
  • Alguien, meaning ‘Someone’; a tango recorded by Francini-Pontier on 19 November 1956, with music composed by Héctor Stamponi in 1956, lyrics by Eugenio Majul and sung by Alberto Podestá.
  • Triste Comedia, meaning ‘Sad Comedy’; a tango recorded by Rodolpho Biagi on 4 November 1955, with music composed by Héctor Stamponi in 1949, lyrics by Oscar Rubens and sung by Hugo Duval.
  • Azabache, meaning ‘Jet’, the name a reference to the jet black skin of the negros who first played the candombe; a candombe recorded by Carlos Garcia in 1958, with music composed by Héctor Stamponi and Enrique Francini, first recorded in 1942 and with lyrics by Homero Expósito.
  • Añoranzas from the ‘Sexteto Gato’ release in 2015, meaning ‘Yearnings’; a tango recorded by Sexteto Gato in 2015, with music composed by Luis Petrucelli first recorded in 1939, and lyrics by Daniel López Barreto.
  • Chique from the ‘Sexteto Gato’ release in 2015, meaning ‘Pretentiously Ornamented’ (from lunfardo); a tango recorded by Sexteto Gato in 2015, music and lyrics by Ricardo Luis Brignolo in 1920.
  • El Vals Soñador, meaning ‘The Dreamy Waltz’; a vals recorded by Miguel Caló on 29 April 1942, with music composed by Armando Pontier, lyrics by Oscar Rubens and sung by Raúl Berón.
  • Mala Junta, meaning ‘Bad Company’; a tango recorded by Julio De Caro on 13 September 1927, with music composed by Julio De Caro and Pedro Laurenz in 1927, and lyrics by Juan Miguel Velich.
  • Tengo Mil Novias, meaning ‘I Have a Thousand Brides’; a vals recorded by Enrique Rodríguez on 10 October 1939, with music composed by Enrique Rodríguez, lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo and sung by Roberto Flores.

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