In summer 2019, I returned to the studios of Radio Gouda to chat with Oliver Kruse-Dougherty, this time about Juan D’Arienzo and my new book about his life and work.
Part One looks at the beginning of the D’Arienzo phenomenon and the key elements in his sound – most notably, Rodolfo Biagi.
In Part Two, we heard how D’Arienzo reacted in March 1940 when he lost his entire orchestra.
Rock and roll! Part Three looks at how D’Arienzo regenerated himself in 1950, returning to his roots.