Maggie Ferguson and Friends delivered an exquisite afternoon of tango concierto on 2 December; then the legacy of Carlos Lázzari bridges the time between the Vanguardia and the golden era of tango dancing, and a round-up of other upcoming live performances and dance events completes this edition. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:
- broadcasting on 2xxfm 98.3 in Canberra
- on demand and streaming live from http://www.2xxfm.org.au
Image: Maggie Ferguson & Friends at Hunter Baillie Anglican Church, Sydney; part of the Phoenix Collective series of recitals for 2018
- Pa’ Mi Es Igual, meaning ‘For Me It Is The Same’, and also known as ‘Siempre Amigos’; recorded by Lucio Demare on 9 December 1942; a tango with music and lyrics composed by Enrique Cadícamo, Lucio Demare, Roberto Fugazot in 1932, and sung by Juan Carlos Miranda.
- Bajo Un Cielo De Estrellas, meaning ‘Under A Sky Of Stars’; recorded by Miguel Caló on 12 March 1941; a vals with music composed by Enrique Francini and Héctor Stamponi in 1941, lyrics by José María Contursi, and sung by Alberto Podestá.
- La Tablada, meaning ‘The Board (Plank)’; recorded by Francisco Canaro on 10 September 1946; a tango with music composed by Francisco Canaro, first recorded in 1927.
- La Bruja, meaning ‘The Witch’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 26 August 1938; a tango with music composed by Juan Polito, lyrics by Francisco Gorrindo, and sung by Alberto Echagüe.
- La Bruja, meaning ‘The Witch’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 15 October 1959; a tango with music composed by Juan Polito, first recorded in 1938, lyrics by Francisco Gorrindo, and sung by Mario Bustos.
- Mi Dolor, meaning ‘My Grief’; recorded by Los Solistas in 1997; a tango with music composed by Carlos Marcucci, first recorded in 1926, lyrics by Manuel Meaños, and sung here by Osvaldo Ramos.
- Todo, meaning ‘All’; recorded by Pedro Laurenz on 4 November 1943; a tango with music composed by Hugo Gutiérrez, lyrics by Homero Expósito, and sung by Alberto Podestá.
- La Bordona; from the ‘Tango Project Loca Bohemia’ release recorded by Maggie Ferguson with Tango Oz in 2011; a concierto with music composed by Emilio Balcarce, first recorded in 1955. The name is a reference to the bottom two strings of the guitar .
- Don Agustín Bardi; from the ‘Buenos Aires’ release recorded by Maggie Ferguson with Tango Oz in 2016; a concierto with music composed by Horacio Salgán, first recorded in 1950. The name is a reference to the tango pianist and composer of that name.
- Loca Bohemia, meaning ‘Bohemian Madness’; from the ‘Tango Project Loca Bohemia’ release recorded by Tango Oz in 2011; a concierto with music composed by Francisco De Caro, first recorded in 1928 and lyrics by Francisco Bautista Rimoli.
- La Manzanita, meaning ‘The Little Apple’; recorded by Los Solistas in 1997; a milonga with music composed by Carlos Lázzari, first recorded in 1960, lyrics by Ángel Gatti and Juan Polito, and sung in duet by Osvaldo Ramos and Alberto Echagüe. The name is a reference to the tiny square of that name in Lázzari’s home suburb, just large enough for one house.