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Tango Profiles

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Tango Profiles is a monthly podcast that tells the story of each of the most important composers in the history of Tango. The idea is to put faces to the names of the people who created tango.Adam Tully produces and hosts Tango Profiles from Buenos Aires. These audio essays have appeared on The Death of Tango, a radio show on WPRB Princeton, and are being released in podcast form starting in 2017.

Latest Episodes

Ep 203 Enrique Santos Discépolo

For the first time we're looking at a lyricist (who was also a composer). E.S. Discépolo shaped the tango songbook in a significant way, injecting a healthy dose of porteño philosophy. Theatrical and literary, he was also sarcastic, quick-witted, and able to capture porteño pessimism using slang, highbrow references, and a dose of humor.

23 MIN2018 MAR 30
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Ep 203 Enrique Santos Discépolo

Ep 201 - Osvaldo Fresedo

Osvaldo Fresedo was an orchestra leader, bandoneonist, and composer of tango classics like Vida mía. His career spanned the early, middle, and golden ages of tango, and he was a protagonist in a couple of unusual tango stories.

11 MIN2018 JAN 26
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Ep 201 - Osvaldo Fresedo

Ep 200 - Intro

We have a great season ahead! It´s going to be a year of pairs.

1 MIN2018 JAN 26
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Ep 200 - Intro

Ep 112 - Carlos Gardel

Carlos Gardel is literally the face of tango, the most famous figure in the history of the music. More than a movie star, he was the composer of many of tango's greatest hits, and he was a folk singer who recorded hundreds of songs with this guitarists.

11 MIN2018 JAN 1
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Ep 112 - Carlos Gardel

Ep 111 - Anselmo Aieta (placeholder)

Year-end update...full episode coming soon...

1 MIN2017 DEC 31
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Ep 111 - Anselmo Aieta (placeholder)

Ep 110 - José Dames (placeholder)

Update on 2017...full episode coming soon...

51 s2017 DEC 31
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Ep 110 - José Dames (placeholder)

Ep 109 - Eduardo Arolas

Eduardo Arolas is one of the most important composers from the very earliest days of tango. His music, however, sounds years ahead of its time even though he wrote most of it before 1917. In this episode we do some listening and compare old and new recordings from his amazing catalog.

17 MIN2017 SEP 21
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Ep 109 - Eduardo Arolas

Ep 108 - Lucio Demare

Lucio Demare is one of the great composers and proponents of tango, lush and expressive in style. In addition to penning the classic 'Malena' he got his professional start at a very young age, doing a particular job that was common in the early 20th century.

7 MIN2017 AUG 24
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Ep 108 - Lucio Demare

Ep 107 - Anibal Troilo

Tango is Troilo and Troilo is tango. In this episode we give you five dimensions of the great Anibal "Pichuco" Troilo, five ways to think about the iconic artist, the person who embodies tango itself.

15 MIN2017 JUL 27
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Ep 107 - Anibal Troilo

Ep 106 - Horacio Salgán

Horacio Salgán was one of the tango composers most beloved by musicians. He was an innovator who created a personal style that drew from genres like chamber music and jazz, all the while sounding unmistakably like tango. He lived until just past his 100 birthday, in 2016.

4 MIN2017 JUN 22
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Ep 106 - Horacio Salgán

Latest Episodes

Ep 203 Enrique Santos Discépolo

For the first time we're looking at a lyricist (who was also a composer). E.S. Discépolo shaped the tango songbook in a significant way, injecting a healthy dose of porteño philosophy. Theatrical and literary, he was also sarcastic, quick-witted, and able to capture porteño pessimism using slang, highbrow references, and a dose of humor.

23 MIN2018 MAR 30
Comments
Ep 203 Enrique Santos Discépolo

Ep 201 - Osvaldo Fresedo

Osvaldo Fresedo was an orchestra leader, bandoneonist, and composer of tango classics like Vida mía. His career spanned the early, middle, and golden ages of tango, and he was a protagonist in a couple of unusual tango stories.

11 MIN2018 JAN 26
Comments
Ep 201 - Osvaldo Fresedo

Ep 200 - Intro

We have a great season ahead! It´s going to be a year of pairs.

1 MIN2018 JAN 26
Comments
Ep 200 - Intro

Ep 112 - Carlos Gardel

Carlos Gardel is literally the face of tango, the most famous figure in the history of the music. More than a movie star, he was the composer of many of tango's greatest hits, and he was a folk singer who recorded hundreds of songs with this guitarists.

11 MIN2018 JAN 1
Comments
Ep 112 - Carlos Gardel

Ep 111 - Anselmo Aieta (placeholder)

Year-end update...full episode coming soon...

1 MIN2017 DEC 31
Comments
Ep 111 - Anselmo Aieta (placeholder)

Ep 110 - José Dames (placeholder)

Update on 2017...full episode coming soon...

51 s2017 DEC 31
Comments
Ep 110 - José Dames (placeholder)

Ep 109 - Eduardo Arolas

Eduardo Arolas is one of the most important composers from the very earliest days of tango. His music, however, sounds years ahead of its time even though he wrote most of it before 1917. In this episode we do some listening and compare old and new recordings from his amazing catalog.

17 MIN2017 SEP 21
Comments
Ep 109 - Eduardo Arolas

Ep 108 - Lucio Demare

Lucio Demare is one of the great composers and proponents of tango, lush and expressive in style. In addition to penning the classic 'Malena' he got his professional start at a very young age, doing a particular job that was common in the early 20th century.

7 MIN2017 AUG 24
Comments
Ep 108 - Lucio Demare

Ep 107 - Anibal Troilo

Tango is Troilo and Troilo is tango. In this episode we give you five dimensions of the great Anibal "Pichuco" Troilo, five ways to think about the iconic artist, the person who embodies tango itself.

15 MIN2017 JUL 27
Comments
Ep 107 - Anibal Troilo

Ep 106 - Horacio Salgán

Horacio Salgán was one of the tango composers most beloved by musicians. He was an innovator who created a personal style that drew from genres like chamber music and jazz, all the while sounding unmistakably like tango. He lived until just past his 100 birthday, in 2016.

4 MIN2017 JUN 22
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Ep 106 - Horacio Salgán