Héctor Artola – the music

2019-07-10 - Uruguay Stamp - Hector Artola - 1998

Last edition took a brief look at the professional career of Héctor Artola, and this edition explores his legacy in more detail, tracing the musical ensembles he recorded with over 30 years, and then a selection of his compositions as presented by a range of orquestas over 45 years. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image: Héctor Artola was one of the subjects of a series of 3 stamps produced in 1998 by Uruguay to commemorate significant artists.

PLAYLIST:

  • Bandoneón Arrabalero, meaning ‘Bandoneón Suburb’; recorded by Trio Argentino in 1929; a tango with music composed by Bachicha in 1928, lyrics by Pascual Contursi, and sung by Roberto Fugazot.
  • Musette, meaning ‘Little Muse’, and also known as ‘Musset, or Mussete’; recorded by Trio Argentino in 1929; a tango with music composed by Lucio Demare in 1929. There are no lyrics to this piece that was written when Demare was in France; one interpretation of the title is that it is in French, and that it is a diminutive term of affection for a woman that Demare saw as a source of inspiration, of some sort; he was, after all, only 23 years old at the time.
  • Olvidame, meaning ‘Forget Me’; recorded by Rafael Canaro in 1939; a tango with music composed by Miguel Bucino, first recorded in 1937, lyrics by Miguel Bucino, and sung by Luis Mariano.
  • Viejos Tiempos, meaning ‘Old Times’; recorded by Rafael Canaro in 1939; a tango with music composed by Carlos Gardel in 1937, lyrics by Alfredo Le Pera, and sung by Aldo Campoamor.
  • Derecho Viejo, meaning ‘Ancient Right’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 30 december 1941; a tango with music composed by Eduardo Arolas, first recorded in 1917.
  • Mariposita, meaning ‘Little Butterfly’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 19 June 1941; a tango with music composed by Anselmo A Aieta in 1941 and lyrics by Francisco García Jiménez.
  • Halcón Negro, meaning ‘Black Hawk’; recorded by Héctor Artola in 1949; a tango with music composed by Francisco Canaro, first recorded in 1932.
  • La Casita De Mis Viejos, meaning ‘The Little House Of My Parents’, and also known as ‘La Casita De Mis Padres’; ‘Casita De Mis Viejos’; recorded by Héctor Artola in 1960; a tango with music composed by Juan Carlos Cobián in 1931, lyrics by Enrique Cadícomo, and sung by Jorge Vidal.
  • Se Va La Lancha, meaning ‘See The Boat’; recorded by Juan Maglio on 16 March 1928; a tango with music composed by Héctor María Artola and Edgardo Donato in 1928, lyrics by Francisco Antonio Bastardi, and sung by Carlos Viván.
  • Rey De Copas, meaning ‘King Of Cups’; recorded by Juan Carlos Cobian on 16 July 1928; a tango with music composed by Héctor María Artola, and sung by Francisco Fiorentino. Lyricist unknown.
  • Falsedad, meaning ‘Falsehood’; recorded by Francisco Canaro on 25 October 1936; a tango with music composed by Héctor María Artola, lyrics by Alfredo Navarrine, and sung by Roberto Maida.
  • Desconsuelo, meaning ‘Grief’; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 5 June 1936; a tango with music composed by Héctor María Artola, lyrics by Carlos Bahr, and sung by Carlos A Varela.
  • Ayudame A Vivir, meaning ‘Help Me To Live’; recorded by Mario Maurano in 1937; a tango with music composed by Héctor María Artola and Alfredo Malerba, lyrics by Atilio Supparo, and sung by Libertad Lamarque.
  • La Melodia Del Corazón, meaning ‘The Melody Of The Heart’; recorded by Edgardo Donato on 30 April 1940; a tango with music composed by Héctor María Artola and Fioravanti Di Cicco, lyrics by Carmelo Santiago, and sung by Romeo Gavioli.
  • Otro Tango, meaning ‘Another Tango’; recorded by Miguel Caló on 10 August 1943; a tango with music composed by Héctor María Artola and José Dames, lyrics by Carlos Bahr, and sung by Raúl Iriarte.
  • En Un Rincon, meaning ‘In A Spot’; recorded by Lucio Demare on 21 December 1943; a tango with music composed by Héctor María Artola, lyrics by Homero Manzi, and sung by Raúl Berón.
  • Equipaje, meaning ‘Luggage’; recorded by Ánibal Troilo on 27 March 1945; a tango with music composed by Héctor María Artola, lyrics by Carlos Bahr, and sung by Floreal Ruíz.
  • De Muy Adrento, meaning ‘From Deep Inside’; recorded by Ánibal Troilo in 1954; a tango with music composed by Héctor María Artola.
  • Marcas, meaning ‘Marks’; recorded by Carlos Moreno in 1973; a tango with music composed by Héctor María Artola, first recorded in 1940, lyrics by Carlos Bahr, and sung by Carlos Moreno.

 

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