Category Archives: Rodolfo Biagi

My favorite performances: Dichas que viví (Biagi)

My choice for this week is ‘Dichas que viví’ (Rodolfo Biagi with Andrés Falgás, 1939). I reviewed 68 performances.

My favorite: Luiza Pasierowska & Osky Casas.

I also liked the performance by Barbara Carpino & Claudio Forte.

Discographies of the major tango orchestras

The discographies of the tango orchestras are scattered all around the web. Below is my best attempt to make the relevant links all available in one place. When I found more than one discography for a given orchestra, I chose the one which seemed most complete and reliable. I plan to keep this post updated, so if you think I’m missing something, please let me know.

Update: See here for my current attempt to improve on these discographies.  The links below will gradually link to my own discographies, as they become available.

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My favorite tandas: Biagi – ‘Indiferencia’

Biagi with Ortiz is simply Biagi at its best. And the four tangos included in this set are so congruent in terms of the mood they evoke that they seem to have been conceived for being played together. A sine qua non tanda.

The endings of the great tango orchestras

When I started dancing and listening to tango music two years ago, I quickly discovered that one of the easiest ways to identify an orchestra was to pay attention to the final two chords of the song (the dominanc-tonic, characteristic “chan-chan” ending ). Each orchestra plays those chords in its own, distinctive way, so by learning how the chords sound like, one can infer the orchestra even of songs one is unfamiliar with.  The video below, which I created a while ago for my own amusement, provides a sample of the tango endings of 20 of the most popular tango orchestras.  I am now posting it here in case it is of interest to readers of this blog.

My favorite performances: Indiferencia (Biagi)

My choice for this week is ‘Indiferencia’ (Rodolfo Biagi with Jorge Ortiz, 1942). I reviewed seven performances.

My favorite: Daniela Pucci & Luis Bianchi.

I also liked the performances by Laura Boucaya & Diego Amado and Cecilia García & Horacio Godoy.