Roberto Firpo

2020-05-05 - Roberto Firpo around 1913

Last edition took a brief look at the enormous debt owed by tango to Roberto Firpo, and this edition explores their legacy of thousands of recordings made over half a century  in more detail. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image Credit: Roberto Firpo in 1913 with his first ensemble, a trio. He is 29 or 30 years old in this image. Public domain: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Terceto_Roberto_Firpo.jpg

PLAYLIST:

  • Alma De Bohemio, meaning ‘Bohemian Soul’; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 23 July 1927; a tango with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1914 and lyrics by Juan Andrés Caruso.
  • Marejada, meaning ‘Sea Swell’; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 4 July 1929; a tango with music composed by Roberto Firpo in 1913, lyrics by Daniel López Barreto, and sung by Teófilo Ibañez.
  • La Carcajada, meaning ‘The Raucous Laugh’; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 4 October 1935; a tango with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1917.
  • La Bordadora, meaning ‘The Embroiderer’; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 22 March 1935; a tango with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1935 , lyrics by Venancio Clauso, and sung by Carlos A Varela.
  • Alma Poética, meaning ‘Poetic Soul’; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 4 July 1937; a vals with music composed by Roberto Firpo.
  • Dulce Perdón, meaning ‘Sweet Forgiveness’; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 22 March 1935; a vals with music composed by Roberto Firpo, lyrics by Francisco Brancatti, and sung by Carlos A Varela.
  • Homero; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 19 October 1936; a tango with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1915. The name is a reference to the ancient Greek poet, Homer.
  • DiDi, and also known as ‘Di Di’; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 11 June 1937; a tango with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1915.
  • La Chola; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 16 Deptember 1941; a tango with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1913.
  • Vea Vea; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 9 October 1947; a tango with music composed by Roberto Firpo in 1916 and lyrics by Carlos Waiss.
  • Sentimiento Criollo, meaning ‘Argentine Emotion’; recorded by Cuarteto Los De Antes on 31 March 1939; a tango with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1913 and lyrics by Domingo V Lombardi.
  • Montevideo; recorded by Cuarteto Los De Antes on 21 December 1939; a tango with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1916. The name is a reference to the capital of Uruguay that is situated about 200 kilometres from Buenos Aires on the opposite bank of the Rio De La Plata.
  • Milonga Del Treinta Y Ocho, meaning ‘Dance Of 1938’, and also known as ‘Milonga Del 38’; recorded by Cuarteto Los De Antes on 23 May 1938; a milonga with music composed by Roberto Firpo.
  • De Mi Arrabal, meaning ‘Of My Poor Neighbourhood’; recorded by Cuarteto Los De Antes on 18 May 1949; a milonga with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1942 and lyrics by Vicente Planells del Campo.
  • Angustias Del Corazón, meaning ‘Anxieties Of The Heart’; recorded by Cuarteto Los De Antes on 2 January 1942; a vals with music composed by Roberto Firpo.
  • Noche Calurosa, meaning ‘Balmy Evening’; recorded by Cuarteto Los De Antes on 11 September 1944; a vals with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1915.
  • De Mi Flor, meaning ‘Of My Flower’; recorded by Cuarteto Los De Antes on 19 November 1948; a tango with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1914.
  • El Horizonte, meaning ‘The Horizon’; recorded by Cuarteto Los De Antes on 23 May 1938; a tango with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1914.
  • Curda Completa, meaning ‘Completely Sozzled’; recorded by Cuarteto Los De Antes on 2 May 1956; a tango with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1914.

 

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