Talk A Tango

THIRD TANDA : The Old Guard and the birth of the Orchestra Típica

By the time that Argentina celebrated the 100th anniversary of the May 1810 Revolution, a new generation of tango musicians had emerged. Unlike their immediate predecessors who gained notoriety thanks to their individual performing skills, the new artists grouped in trios and quartets of violin, guitar, and flute. Gradually, however, these rudimentary orchestras incorporated the piano and the bandoneón, instruments that by the end of the second decade had nearly wiped out the guitar and flute from tango formations.
Any list of musicians that integrated those legendary formations of La Guardia Vieja (The Old Guard) must include the names of …(Continue Reading)