Tango Masters: Aníbal Troilo (2ed.)

Six years after the first edition of Tango Masters: Aníbal Troilo, we are pleased and excited to present this revised and greatly expanded second edition!

“Troilo played one note, and he pierced your heart.”
Aníbal Troilo (1914–1975) played the bandoneón with such feeling that he became revered as the most expressive player of the instrument. In 1937 he formed his own orchestra, rapidly establishing it as one of the greatest of tango’s Golden Age. The hallmarks of this orchestra were its vibrant sound, the colour and shading in its music, and its ability to deliver a lyric.

In this book, the first in the series Tango Masters, Michael Lavocah (author of Tango Stories, Musical Secrets) explains Troilo’s music to the modern dancing public. He introduces the musicians in the orchestra, helping you to hear them within the music, and then takes you through the dance recordings, paying special attention to the relationship between the music and the lyrics – a key factor to understanding this orchestra. With listening notes for over ninety of Troilo’s most important tracks, Tango Masters: Aníbal Troilo allows the reader to follow Troilo’s journey as his music grows in sophistication, learning how to listen, and thus to feel, with more understanding and depth.

ISBN 978-1-9997551-5-7
Release date: 08-July-2020

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The list price is £15 but as a thank you to all of those of you who bought the first edition, you can pre-order the book for just £10 + postage.
To make things simple, this offer is extended to everyone who pre-orders the book. But watch out! This special offer is valid until the end of Troilo’s birthday, expiring at midnight on 11th July 2020, Buenos Aires time – that’s 4am in the UK and 5am in continental Europe.

Customers in the UK and continental Europe

Buy the book directly from the publisher for £11.99 post-paid in the UK / £14.99 post-paid in the rest of Europe. Payment options are:

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You can buy the book from us, but it’s cheaper and easier for you to buy from amazon.com or amazon.ca.

Customers in Japan

The book is available on amazon.co.jp.

All other customers

The book is £17.99 post-paid outside Europe.

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