Troilo – reviews

This is the best book on tango music that I ever read. This book is not, as many tango books, about anecdotes, there is no personality cult; instead we learn how Troilo’s oeuvre developed, the impact of circumstances and difficulties, and his relationship to musicians, singers and colleagues.

And what is outstanding is the detailed discussion of many tracks, where I discovered new details of music I had listened to thousands of times and discussed myself in my teaching. Troilo’s music is rather complex, and many tango dancers find it difficult to dance to it. Michael Lavocah’s discussions really help to find an approach to it and I’m sure they help to eventually love Troilo’s beautiful music.

– Theresa Faus