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Tarea #4 – JCCC Spring 17

Tarea #4 – JCCC Spring 17

Welcome to your 4th tarea from Tango Matiz. We’ll continue the reading from last week and discuss some more videos and music. Let’s jump right in.


I’d like for you guys to read Part 5, the last part, from the Meaning of Tango. If you would like a copy of the book on your bookshelf, you can get one from the following link: The Meaning of Tango: The Story of the Argentinian Dance.

And as last week, you can download a scan of the reading here. It is also quite short:

Download: Meaning of Tango — Part 5


Technique Videos:
Here is a link of Michelle & Joachim dancing ochos and molinete:

And an inspirational video:

Fausto Carpino & Stephanie Fesneau — Te aconsejo que me olvides, Orquesta Aníbal Troilo, 1926


We will continue with an overview of the last Class A orchestra from the Golden Age of Tango (1935–1955): Orquesta Aníbal Troilo.

Note: Class A was a recording industry classification for the most recorded orchestras of the Golden Age. It was reserved for just 4 orquestras.

Orquesta Aníbal Troilo

Aníbal Troilo is considered by many as one (if not THE) best bandoneón players in the history of tango. He had a profound impact on tango music, and had in his orquestra the young Astor Piazolla as a bandoneónist and arranger. One his most famous works: Quejas de Bandoneón, or “Complaints of the Bandoneón”:

And a famous romantic and nostalgic Malena, or “Small/Young One (Woman/Girl)”:

That’s it! See you in class.