Archive for the ‘Tango scores’ Category

Junto a tu corazón (hoy como ayer)

February 10, 2011

This is one of my favorite tangos that I don’t hear enough in the milongas.  The music was composed by Enrique Francini and Hector Stamponi with lyrics by José María Contursi.  RCA-Victor recorded Carlos Di Sarli and his orchestra with the incredible voice of Alberto Podestá on June 23, 1942.  ¡Hoy como ayer te quiero!  — Today as yesterday I love you! 

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Cada día te extraño más

December 13, 2010

It’s one of my favorite tangos recorded by Miguel Caló.  The composer was Armando Pontier and the lyricist Carlos Bahr.  Caló recorded it twice: in 1943 with Raúl Iriarte (the recording played for milongas) and with Lucho Gatica in 1965.  The lyric says, “each day I love you more . . . each day I miss you more.” 

Tristezas de la Calle Corrientes

November 30, 2010

Lyrics by Homero Exposito and music by Domingo S. Federico.  The 1942 recording by Orquesta Miguel Caló with Raúl Bérón is popular in the milongas, but here is a beautiful interpretation by Libertad Lamarque.

Toda Mi Vida

November 22, 2010

All My Life (1941)  Music by Aníbal Troilo – Lyrics by José María Contursi

Milonguero Viejo

November 15, 2010

This tango by Carlos Di Sarli was dedicated to his friend Osvaldo Fresedo who recorded it in 1928 with singer Ernesto Famá.  Editorial Musical Korn published this score in 1938.  Lyrics were written by Enrique Carrera Sotelo, but Di Sarli recorded it as an instrumental.

La Morocha

November 8, 2010

I wanted to give Miguel Angel Balbi a surprise for his 65th birthday in 2002, so I decided I would learn the lyrics of a tango to sing.  I went to the music store on Montevideo and asked the owner for her suggestion.  She selected La Morocha (1905), and I purchased the score.  Then a friend explained the lyrics to me.  I practiced for months listening to a recording and accompanying myself on the piano.  On November 29, I gave my surprise performance.  He enjoyed my gift that came from the heart. 

¡DÉJAME!…No quiero verte más

November 1, 2010

Lyrics and music by Francisco Canaro, Mariano Mores and Ivo Pelay.  Copyrighted 1947 by Editorial Argentina de Musica International (EDAMI) S. R. Ltd. Lavalle 1494, Buenos Aires.

Go away! I don’t want to see you ever again.  I want to live in peace.  Then in the second verse he sings about her eyes, her lips, and the fire in her arms.  The tango ends: Come here, I want to see you with me; kiss me, I don’t know how to live without you.  Listen to a performance by Hector Morano with Orquesta Tipica Gente de Tango.