Friday, August 22, 2008


So, now that I feel like I am starting to be able to discern different styles, orchestras, etc., I am wanting to really delve into the music. But my cobbled together collection rarely has names, dates, etc, which is maddening. It's ridiculous to sit and hope I hear a particular piece of music somewhere where I can ask for all its dirty little secrets.

So, tango friends, how did you build your tango collections? Where did you find the music? What are the must-haves?


Psyche said...

What I did is whenever I heard anything I especially liked, I went and asked the DJ what it was. Then I hunted down a cd with it on.

When I have music that I can't identify the names of, but have a vague idea what the orqestra is, is helpful, as they have little clips of each track. So you can look at all the cds by whichever artist you think it is, and listen to them till you find something which sounds right.

My personal recommendations are Canaro, Fresedo, D'Agostino, and Rodriguez. Love'em. I'm not personally a big fan of your Puglieses and Piazzolas. Heresy, I know, but there it is.

Claudita said...

Mmmmm and D'Arienzo, Di Sarli and Biagi, Biagi, Biagi...My all time favourite recording is Biagi's Solos de Orquesta. And for something different (not necessarily danceable), Eladia Blazquez, female composer, lyricist and singer...I got most of my music from friends and some from Enjoy!

cindy said...

hi! oh and also is a really great resource. he has specific recommendations of recordings with the best sound quality, and info about history, style (& changes in style over time), singers & everything else to help you discover what *you* like best. goes great with asking the dj and!