Edgardo Donato

Last edition looked at the legacy of Uruguayan* orquesta leader, pianist, and all-round party-boy Edgardo Donato, and this edition explores his legacy of recordings and compositions in more detail.  That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

* Strictly, he was born in Buenos Aires, but grew up and first practiced as a musician and band leader in Montevideo.

Image: Edgardo Donato: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lvQhs3K7Yek/U0wRL0SZ_jI/AAAAAAAANSw/Hi2kuP-vFKo/s1600/imagesed2.jpg

PLAYLIST:

  • Tierrita, meaning ‘Little Land’; recorded by Edgardo Donato on 14 September 1934; a tango with music composed by Agustín Bardi, first recorded in 1922 and lyrics by Jesús Fernández Blanco.  
  • Carnaval De Mi Barrio, meaning ‘Festival Of My Suburb’; recorded by Edgardo Donato on 27 March 1939; a tango with music composed by Luis Rubistein, first recorded in 1938, lyrics by Luis Rubistein, and sung by Romeo Gavioli, Horacio Lagos, & Lita Morales.  
  • Ella Es Así, meaning ‘She Is Like That’; recorded by Edgardo Donato on 10 October 1938; a milonga with music composed by Luis Martino, lyrics by Manuel Carretero, and sung by Horacio Lagos.  
  • Sacale Punta, meaning ‘Sharpen It’; recorded by Edgardo Donato on 9 March 1938; a milonga with music composed by Osvaldo Donato, lyrics by Sandalio Gómez, and sung by Horacio Lagos.  
  • El Adíos, meaning ‘The Farewell’; recorded by Edgardo Donato on 2 April 1938; a tango with music composed by Maruja Pacheco Huergo in 1937, lyrics by Virgilio San Clemente, and sung by Horacio Lagos.  
  • Sinfonía De Arrabal, meaning ‘Suburban Symphony’; recorded by Edgardo Donato on 5 April 1940; a tango with music composed by Maruja Pacheco Huergo, first recorded in 1939, lyrics by Maruja Pacheco Huergo, and sung by Romeo Gavioli, Horacio Lagos, & Lita Morales.  
  • Noches Correntinas, meaning ‘Nights Of Corrientes’; recorded by Edgardo Donato on 14 November 1939; a vals with music composed by Juan Giliberti, lyrics by Juan Giliberti, and sung by Romeo Gavioli and Horacio Lagos. The name is a reference to the province of Corrientes in the north of Argentina .  
  • Estrellita Mía, meaning ‘My Little Star’; recorded by Edgardo Donato on 30 September 1940; a vals with music composed by Alberto Soifer, lyrics by Roberto Ratto, and sung by Romeo Gavioli, Horacio Lagos, & Lita Morales.  
  • Triqui-Trá, and also known as ‘Triqui Tra’; recorded by Edgardo Donato on 24 January 1940; a tango with music composed by Edgardo Donato and lyrics by Maruja Pacheco Huergo.  
  • La Caída De La Estantería, meaning ‘The Fall Of The Bookshelf’; recorded by Edgardo Donato on 5 February 1935; a tango with music composed by Edgardo Donato, lyrics by Luis Rubistein, and sung by Hugo del Carril.  
  • Mañana, meaning ‘Tomorrow’; recorded by Edgardo Donato on 10 March 1936; a tango with music composed by Edgardo Donato, lyrics by Ivo Pelay, and sung by Felíx Gutíerrez.  
  • La Gran Aldea, meaning ‘The Great Village’; recorded by Edgardo Donato on 23 March 1944; a tango with music composed by Edgardo Donato, lyrics by Horacio Sanguinetti, and sung by Jorge Denis.  
  • Volvé, meaning ‘I Return’; recorded by Edgardo Donato on 21 November 1931; a tango with music composed by Edgardo Donato, lyrics by Luis Bayon Herrera, and sung by Mercedes Carné.  
  • La Milonga Que Faltaba, meaning ‘The Milonga That’s Gone’; recorded by Edgardo Donato on 5 February 1938; a milonga with music composed by Edgardo Donato, lyrics by Carlos Pesce, and sung by Horacio Lagos.  
  • Cara Negra, meaning ‘Dark Beloved’; recorded by Edgardo Donato on 11 March 1942; a milonga with music composed by José Rótulo, lyrics by Edgardo Donato, and sung by Horacio Lagos.  
  • Riachuelo; recorded by Edgardo Donato on 28 June 1934; a tango with music composed by Edgardo Donato, lyrics by Maximo José Orsi, and sung by Antonio Maida. The name is a reference to the Riachuelo River that runs through Buenos Aires and empties into the Rio Del Plata at Boca (the rivermouth). .  
  • Pobre Soñador, meaning ‘Poor Dreamer’; recorded by Edgardo Donato on 21 June 1933; a tango with music composed by Edgardo Donato, lyrics by Manuel Romero, and sung by Felíx Gutiérrez.  
  • El Acomodo, meaning ‘The Deal’; recorded by Edgardo Donato on 11 September 1933; a tango with music composed by Edgardo Donato.  
  • Mi Serenata, meaning ‘My Serenade’; recorded by Edgardo Donato on 11 January 1940; a tango with music composed by Edgardo Donato, lyrics by Juan Carlos Thorry, and sung by Romeo Gavioli and Lita Morales.  

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