Francisco Canaro Sheet music presents you tango compositions arranged for various ensembles: La milonga de Buenos Aires, Silueta Portena, Corazon de Oro and Arrabarela.
Francisco Canaro (1888 – 1964) was an Uruguayan violinist and tango orchestra leader. Performing as a violinist in seedy bars initially, he ultimately forged a career that spanned many decades, and his orchestra was one of the most recorded. His introduction to the tango came by orquesta típica leader Vicente Greco in 1908, and in 1912, he composed Pinta brava (Fierce Look). Canaro composed the music for the 1915 Argentine classic, Nobleza gaucha, and later was romantically attached to Argentine actress and tango vocalist Ada Falcón. He performed in Paris with his orchestra in 1925, and a success among local audiences, he remained in Europe for a decade. Becoming a naturalized Argentine citizen in 1940, much of his recorded music is in the classic salon style of that decade, but he is also considered a member of the old guard, and some of his later recordings contributed to the transition to concert tango.
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