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- The Basics
Tango's two giants are light-years removed from each other. Carlos Gardel died at 45 in 1935, and Astor Piazzolla recorded right up until his death in 1992 at the age of 71. Their recordings encompass the alpha and omega of the tango form, and all others are in their debt.$22.08 The Basics
- Next Steps
If you are having difficulty getting your ears around the early recordings, check out the modern tracks by Patricia Noval, Rodolfo Mederos, and Anibal Arias & Osvaldo Montes. You'll still need to travel back to the '20s and '30s to complete your tango education, but these may facilitate the journey.$24.75 Next Steps
- Deep Cuts
The movie Tango is a must see for aficionados, and composer Lalo Schifrin (best known for his Mission: Impossible theme) teamed with the master, Piazzolla, for the film's score. Jazz vibist Gary Burton's tribute to Piazzolla is also worthy of singling out as a laudable example of modern jazz tango.$21.78 Deep Cuts
Name Artist Time Price 1 Calambre Lalo Schifrin & Astor Piazzolla 2:35 $0.99 View In iTunes 2 Azul Melancolía Lucio Arce & Los del Zaguán 3:12 $0.99 View In iTunes 3 Preludio Nochero Leopoldo Federico & Osvaldo Requena 3:54 $0.99 View In iTunes 4 Five Tango Sensations: Asleep - Dreaming Astor Piazzolla & Kronos Quartet 5:28 $0.99 View In iTunes 5 Milonguera del 2000 Zelda & Sonja 3:50 $0.99 View In iTunes 6 San Domingo Julio Sosa 2:36 $0.99 View In iTunes 7 Gallo ciego Vale Tango 3:29 $0.99 View In iTunes 8 Estampa del 800 Carlos Roldan 3:12 $0.99 View In iTunes 9 La esquina Lucio Demare 2:02 $0.99 View In iTunes 10 Ficha de oro Orquesta Anibal Troilo 2:40 $0.99 View In iTunes 11 Desde el alma Francisco Canaro 3:00 $0.99 View In iTunes 12 Lagrimas (1941) Ricardo Tanturi 2:23 $0.99 View In iTunes 13 Negra Maria Mercedes Simone 3:22 $0.99 View In iTunes 14 Pedacito de Cielo Emma Milan 3:25 $0.99 View In iTunes 15 Tango Bitter Sweet Quadro Nuevo 3:50 $0.99 View In iTunes 16 Milonga Celtica Quartango 3:45 $0.99 View In iTunes 17 Aerotango Orquesta El Arranque 3:16 $0.99 View In iTunes 18 Arrabal Amargo Lidia Borda 4:16 $0.99 View In iTunes 19 Garganta Con Arena Adriana Varela 3:38 $0.99 View In iTunes 20 Gris de Ausencia Nestor Marconi 6:10 $0.99 View In iTunes 21 Chique Tango No. 9 4:10 $0.99 View In iTunes 22 Adiós Muchachos Carlos Gardel 2:29 $0.99 View In iTunes 22 Songs
- Complete Set
The odds that a late 19th-century Argentina rural dance music would continue to hold us in thrall over 125 years later are miniscule, but the tango ain't nothin' ordinary. As it spread to Buenos Aires and then to Europe at the beginning of the 1900s, it morphed into many forms, some more academic, some more folky, all quite sultry. Though many of the classic recordings predate CDs (and LPs), their heat still radiates.$68.61 Complete Set
Tango for listening, not dancing
This mix include some classics, modern electronica, and Argentino easy listening (Liliana Barrios? Por favor. Is Argentina, but does not make it a tango song.) This is tango for listening, not for dancing.
I cannot believe you create a tango list without Anibal Troilo?! Who is this iTunes employee dares creates this list?
Also, I laugh a loud that you do not put La Cumparsita at the end! jaja. Truly, this creator does not know tango.