Mendoza Tango Quartet

2019-05-11 - Mendoza Tango Quartet at BASH 2018

Mendoza Tango Quartet rocked BASH 2018, featured this edition, and after an introduction to his recording legacy last edition there is an exploration of the life and times of Osvaldo Fresedo, together with a quick round-up of What’s On. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image: Mendoza Tango Quartet at BASH 2018, with Sam Malone standing in for Chloe Williamson on contrabajo..

Live music calendar: Tango.Capital

PLAYLIST:

  • Mi Cariñito, meaning ‘My Little Darling’; recorded by Alfredo De Angelis on 12 May 1949; a vals with music composed by Alfredo De Angelis, lyrics by José Rotulo, and sung by Julio Martel and Carlos Dante.
  • Vida Mía, meaning ‘My Life’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 13 September 1933; a tango with music composed by Osvaldo Fresedo, lyrics by Emilio Augusto Oscar Fresedo, and sung by Roberto Ray.
  • El Espiante, meaning ‘The Spy’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 1 December 1927; a tango with music composed by Osvaldo Fresedo in 1914.  This piece is onomatopoeic, inspired by the sirens of police cars that used to interrupt Fresedo’s practice sessions.
  • Tango Mío, meaning ‘My Tango’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 13 October 1939; a tango with music composed by Osvaldo Fresedo, first recorded in 1930, lyrics by Emilio Augusto Oscar Fresedo, and sung by Ricardo Ruiz.
  • Volverás, meaning ‘You Will Return’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 20 July 1948; a tango with music composed by Osvaldo Fresedo, lyrics by Emilio Augusto Oscar Fresedo, and sung by Osvaldo Cordó.
  • Porque, meaning ‘Why?’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 25 January 1943; a tango with music composed by Osvaldo Fresedo, first recorded in 1931, lyrics by Emilio Augusto Oscar Fresedo, and sung by Oscar Serpa.
  • El Once, meaning ‘The Eleven’; recorded live from a performance by Mendoza Tango Quartet at Soldiers’ Hall at Bundanoon, NSW, during the Saturday night milonga of BASH 2018 on 24 November 2018; a tango with music composed by Osvaldo Fresedo in 1924 and lyrics by Emilio Augusto Oscar Fresedo. The name is a reference to the eleventh annual ball of hospital interns in Buenos Aires, who invited Fresedo to play at and compose a tango for their annual ball in 1926.
  • Romance De Barrio, meaning ‘Suburban Romance’; recorded live from a performance by Mendoza Tango Quartet at Soldiers’ Hall at Bundanoon, NSW, during the Saturday night milonga of BASH 2018 on 24 November 2018; a vals with music composed by Ánibal Troilo in 1947 and lyrics by Homero Manzi.
  • Milonguero Viejo, meaning ‘Old Tango Master’; recorded live from a performance by Mendoza Tango Quartet at Soldiers’ Hall at Bundanoon, NSW, during the Saturday night milonga of BASH 2018 on 24 November 2018; a tango with music composed by Carlos Di Sarli in 1926 and lyrics by Enrique Carrera Sotelo. The name is a reference to Osvaldo Fresedo by Carlos Di Sarli, who early in his career led one of Fresedo’s orquesta and who forever considered Fresedo to be the ‘Old Tango Master’.
  • Mano Brava, meaning ‘Brave Hands’; recorded live from a performance by Mendoza Tango Quartet at Soldiers’ Hall at Bundanoon, NSW, during the Saturday night milonga of BASH 2018 on 24 November 2018; a milonga with music composed by Francisco and Juan Canaro, first recorded in 1918.
  • A Evaristo Carriego, meaning ‘To Evaristo Carriego’; recorded live from a performance by Mendoza Tango Quartet at Soldiers’ Hall at Bundanoon, NSW, during the Saturday night milonga of BASH 2018 on 24 November 2018; a tango with music composed by Eduardo Rovira in 1969. The name is a reference to the 19th century Argentine poet Evaristo Carriego who was an inspiration for decades of tango lyrics.

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