How to start your Argentine tango music collection?
In case you are looking for some Argentine tango music, here are the names of the most popular tango orchestras and tango CDs to look out for.
If you are just starting your Argentine tango music collection I would like to recommend this CD box set: ‘El Tango’ pasión y emoción: Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Gardel, Francisco Canaro, Carlos Di Sarli.. [Membran LC 12291]. You will get 10 CD’s with about 20 song on each CD for a reasonable price. You can’t lose with this collection. The only downside of this purchase: the official tagging of the tracks has several faults. You can find the corrected list e.g. on www.milonga.co.uk.
If you wanna widen your Argentine tango music collection and you are more interested in special orchestras, these five orchestras are the backbone of a traditional milonga in Europe (in alphabetical order). I have mainly listed tango CDs I personally like and I own myself. The links 1) will bring you to the CDs on amazon.co.uk.
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The Top 5 Orchestras
- Francisco Canaro
- Juan D’Arienzo
- Carlos Di Sarli
- Osvaldo Pugliese
- Anibal Troilo
Of course you will come across many more Argentine tango orchestras at milongas, practicas and in tango classes. Check out the following blog post Argentine Tango Music – part 2, which point out other important traditional tango orchestras.