Tango Masters: Juan D’Arienzo

In 1937, Juan D’Arienzo propelled an entire city to its feet with his irresistible beat, converting a generation of tango listeners into tango dancers. In so doing, he created the foundation for tango’s most glorious years, the golden decade of the 1940s.
The public loved his simple but modern style, buying his records in the millions, but the intelligentsia were scandalised, condemning his music as a return to the past. Despite performing until shortly before his death in 1976, D’Arienzo was written out of tango history. This is the first book about D’Arienzo in any language.
Tango Masters: Juan D’Arienzo takes the reader on a journey through D’Arienzo’s music and the successive transformations of his orchestra. Listening guides to over one hundred of his most important recordings help the reader to appreciate, love and dance to this enduringly popular music.

Michael Lavocah is the author of Tango Stories: Musical Secrets, the guide to tango dance music. This is the fourth volume of the series Tango Masters, which explores the music of the great orchestras of tango’s Golden Age in depth.

ISBN 978-1-9997551-2-6
Released: 6th September 2019

Go to the recommended albums. Many of these can be heard on spotify. For a complete D’Arienzo playlist, check the youtube channel of DJ Torotango.

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Recommended mp3 albums

buy on iTunes UK / DE / NL / USA
buy on amazon.com
buy on amazon.co.uk
buy on amazon.de
Listen on Spotify
Listen on Spotify (app)

Back in the day, this album (a CD on Euro Records, EU-17051) suffered from a lot of competition – now it’s looking good!
buy on amazon.com
buy on amazon.co.uk
buy on amazon.de
buy on amazon.fr
Listen on Apple music (link to iTunes)
Listen on Spotify
Listen on Spotify (app)

The TangoTunes D’Arienzo Golden Ear editions are a must – not always the best transfer of each song, but nearly.

Euro Records Colección 78 RPM albums

CTA copies (filtered) on RGS

Only these four have been published (so far):

Licensing conditions vary from region to region. Most albums are not available everywhere.