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September 17, 2010

New old CDs

Recently saw some good deals on certain gems of tango music online. Well, how could I pass on the chance to add to my collection!? So, after a relative lull, I made my orders of a number of CDs, this time around concentrating on materials from the 1920s to early 1930s. My final “targets” included music of Francisco Canaro, Edgardo Donato and Osvaldo Fresedo.

Since the parcels just arrived today, I have only had a chance to listen to the Canaro (1926-1927). From the front cover photo, it appears that Canaro himself might have been playing in the orchestra at this point in his career. The music is slow-paced and more intimate (though not as sweet as Di Sarli’s Sexteto sound), quite a big contrast from his grander and more upbeat sound in his 40’s output. Well, now really can’t wait till my copy of La Cumparsita – Tango Argentino (Francisco Canaro), which took me quite a while to track down a reasonably priced copy (as mentioned here) arrives. It will have some rare tracks not available elsewhere…

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