Tango Argentino > Do you have a favorite tango: overall or by orquestra?

Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by tangomaniac, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    La Cantina of course

    Recently worked on a mid 50s Casal/Beron TK-label tanda and fell at once in love with that title. I´m simply susceptible for beautiful melodies.
  2. tangomaniac

    tangomaniac Active Member

    This is my favorite milonga. The beginning lifts the spirit more than any other I know.

    Estampa de varón D’Arienzo-Echagüe

    Despite what you hear, it's not fast. You have to understand the difference between notes and beats.
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  3. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    I've danced to that one many times. I like it, too.
  4. caysersose

    caysersose New Member

    as to tangos I love "manana ire temprano" as sung by Javier dicierco
    milongas there is no beating "milonga de mis tiempo" by canaro
  5. Fred&Lily

    Fred&Lily New Member

    One of my favorite songs is "To Tango Tis Nefelis" sung by Haris Alexiou and written by Canadian Loreena McKennitt

    Favorite Vals is " Todo Lo Que Tu Eres" by Hugo Rivas
  6. tangomaniac

    tangomaniac Active Member

    Favorite Donato: Sin Sabor
  7. tangomaniac

    tangomaniac Active Member

    Favorite Firpo tango: Don Esteban
  8. tangomaniac

    tangomaniac Active Member

    Though it's not my favorite Pugliese, why has it disappeared from playlists? It used to be a played a lot.

    (I'm amazed it's not on any of my CDs.)

    La Tupungatina
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  9. koinzell

    koinzell Active Member

    This thread made me curious, lol...


    My favorite right now is Canaro's Ciego, but next week it will probably be something else :D
  10. tangomaniac

    tangomaniac Active Member

    Favorite Canaro:
    Alma En Pena

  11. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    La Tupungatina - Bill Alsup used to play this fairly regularly. I don't spend enough time at the practica to know if he still plays it. I enjoy the changing dynamic in the song, especially the parts that surge, best enjoyed with a partner who knows how respond to that with a varying resistance.

    Alma En Pena - Another one I'm quite familiar with thanks to Bill.
  12. dchester

    dchester Moderator Staff Member

    I play this one. I think the "problem" with Pugliese, is that there are so many good ones, that it can take some time before you get back around to some of them.
  13. tangomaniac

    tangomaniac Active Member

    Favorite Biagi
    La Maleva

  14. Maryg

    Maryg New Member

    Hi, I'm a beginner to tango and dance for that matter. I love the golden age music of the Argentine orchestras but I came across this piece that struck me. Written in the 30s before Hitler invaded Poland. The description says it was one of the most popular tangos in Poland in the 30s and the composer died in the Warsaw ghetto. What do you think? True tango? Or something else?

    I am new to the forum and can't post a link per the moderators. I think you can find the piece on YouTube if you search on "old polish tango in polish and Hebrew: Graj"
  15. Reuven Thetanguero

    Reuven Thetanguero Active Member

    I presume you are referring to this piece:

    It is a beautiful melody and singing, and it's not the only Polish Tango, check Mieczysław Fogg on Youtube.com. I like in particular Tangomilonga, but if you are in the US you can not play it. Use VPN to change your IP address to another country (works in Poland).
    Having said that, those European Tangos, are "true", but for dancing they are not a substitute to the Golden Age era music.
  16. tangomaniac

    tangomaniac Active Member

    It sounds like an American style tango. I hear, slow-slow-quick-quick-slow which repeats over and over. Argentine tango doesn't have a repetitive cadence.
  17. Maryg

    Maryg New Member

    That link is the one I was referring to. Regarding the American style tango comment, I agree i think the song has a repetitive cadence. The historical context of the song was interesting.

    I also like Loca de amor by Biagi: see "Argentine Tango lovers of Long Island" on YouTube, Beautiful performance too. Edit: La Maleva in previous post is lovely.
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  18. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    Hi Maryg, welcome to DF!

    Perhaps you haven't got the original. ssqqs by the way isn't a bad thingy. It´s also characteristic for Guardia Nueva tango. Tango was a cross atlantic phenomenon, and the argentines were the junior partner in the tango world, back then.

    Adam Aston & Orkiestra Syrena, Odeon 1935
  19. Gssh

    Gssh Well-Known Member

    Hearing this one at the milonga reminded me that i really enjoy a nice murder ballad from time to time. I am not quite sure if it is one of my favourite tangos, but it is one of my favourites to encounter at a milonga.
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  20. Maryg

    Maryg New Member

    Open door- thank you for posting a link to the original recording. Regarding Guardia Nueva and viejo - does that term only refer to Argentine composers and orchestras or would that polish tango be considered guardia nuevo?

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