Melbourne Tango

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December saw Melbourne tango come out in style, with Juan Veron de Astrada en canción con guitar, Tango Collusion Trio, and the Melbourne Tango Orquesta finishing their first year all playing at a brilliant milonga at the Czech Club, Melbourne, and this week features a full report and music. And the legacy of Vicente Greco features, as it does at pretty much every milonga.  That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image: Waiting, waiting… at the Czech Club in Melbourne, 16 November 2018 – there has never been so many instruments simultaneously on stage for a tango event in Australia. The Melbourne Tango Orquesta is:
Piano:  Amy Lynch
Bandoneon: Stephen Cuttriss, 1st Bandoneón, with Guest Bandoneón Lochlan Morrissey
Double Bass: Chris Gelok and Elise Winterflood
Violins: Caitlin French, Darryl Lee and Paloma Bica
Guitars: Julian Scheffer and Kirsty Eliza
Clarinet: Michael Danne
Voice: of Juan Manuel Veron De Astrada.

PLAYLIST:

  • Adíos, Buenos Aires, meaning ‘Good Bye, Buenos Aires’; recorded by Orquesta Típica Victor on 3 February 1938; a tango with music composed by Rodolfo Sciammarella in 1938, lyrics by Leopoldo Torres Ríos, and sung by Ángel Vargas.
  • Racing Club, meaning ‘Racing Club’; recorded by Carlos Di Sarli on 3 June 1930; a tango with music composed by Vicente Greco in 1916 and lyrics by Ernesto Temes.
  • Ojos Negros, meaning ‘Dark Eyes’; recorded by Francisco Canaro on 10 November 1932; a tango with music composed by Vicente Greco in 1917 and lyrics by Ernesto Temes.
  • El Incendio, meaning ‘The Fire’; recorded by Vicente Greco in 1911; a tango with music composed by Arturo De Bassi in 1911.
  • Rodríguez Peña; recorded by Adolfo Carabelli on 24 June 1932; a tango with music composed by Vicente Greco in 1911, lyrics by Ernesto Temes, and sung by Alberto Gómez. The name is a reference to the venue where it was first performed, which in turn was named after one of the supporters of independence.
  • La Viruta, from the lunfardo; recorded by Miguel Orlando in 1932; a tango with music composed by Vicente Greco in 1912 and lyrics by Ernesto Temes. The name is a reference to the strong emotions evoked by the bandoneón and expressed through on the dancefloor.
  • La Vieja Serenata, meaning ‘The Old Serenade’; recorded live at a milonga at the Czech Club, Melbourne on 16 November 2018; a vals with music composed by Teófilo Ibáñez, first recorded in 1949, lyrics by Sandalio Gómez, and sung by Juan Veron de Astrada.
  • Felicia; recorded live from a performance by Melbourne Tango Orquesta at a milonga at the Czech Club, Melbourne on 16 November 2018; a tango with music composed by Enrique Saborido, first recorded in 1927 and lyrics by Carlos Mauricio Pacheco. The name is a reference to a woman’s name.
  • La Yumba; recorded live from a performance by Melbourne Tango Orquesta at a milonga at the Czech Club, Melbourne on 16 November 2018; a tango with music composed by Osvaldo Pugliese, first recorded in 1946. The name is a reference to the heavy rhythmic notes of tango.
  • Pavadita, meaning ‘Little Trifle’; recorded live from a performance by Tango Collusion Trio at a milonga at the Czech Club, Melbourne on 16 November 2018; a tango with music composed by Anselmo A Aieta, first recorded in 1958.
  • Milonga De Mis Amores, meaning ‘Milonga Of My Loves’; recorded live from a performance by Tango Collusion Trio at a milonga at the Czech Club, Melbourne on 16 November 2018; a milonga with music composed by Pedro Laurenz in 1937 and lyrics by José María Contursi.

 

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