Alfredo Julio Floro Gobbi (14 May 1912 - 21 May 1965) (nickname: El violín romántico del tango) was a violin player, composer and bandleader (tango musical genre) in Argentina during the Golden Age of tango.
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A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from musical form and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Recently, academics have argued that categorizing music by genre is inaccurate and outdated.
Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a country located mostly in the southern half of South America. Sharing the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, the country is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south. With a mainland area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the fourth largest in the Americas, and the largest Spanish-speaking nation. The sovereign state is subdivided into twenty-three provinces and one autonomous city, Buenos Aires, which is the federal capital of the nation as decided by Congress. The provinces and the capital have their own constitutions, but exist under a federal system. Argentina claims sovereignty over part of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
Francisco Canaro was a Uruguayan violinist and tango orchestra leader.
Alfredo Le Pera was an Argentine journalist, dramatist, and lyricist, best known for his brief but fruitful collaboration with the renowned tango singer Carlos Gardel. He died in a plane accident with Gardel when he was at the height of his career.
Miguel Caló was a famous tango bandoneonist, composer, and the leader of the Orchestra Miguel Caló.
Alberto Castillo was a prominent Argentine tango singer and actor. He was born Alberto Salvador De Lucca in the Mataderos district of Buenos Aires, the son of Italian immigrants Salvatore De Luca and Lucia De Paola. Castillo made his professional debut in the 1930s and began a successful recording career in 1941; his first hit was his cover of the Alfredo Pelala tune “Recuerdo”.
"Por una Cabeza" is a tango song written in 1935 with music by Carlos Gardel and lyrics by Alfredo Le Pera.
Ángel Díaz(né Ángel Paya Díaz; 25 April 1929 Buenos Aires, Argentina – 11 December 1998 Buenos Aires, Argentina) was a renowned Argentine singer, notably of the tango style. In 1945, he joined the Florindo Sassone orchestra – in 1949, Alfredo Gobbi, then Ángel D'Agostino (es), and in 1950, Horacio Salgán, where he remained until 1956. Díaz composed songs and collaborated with many others.
'Mi Buenos Aires querido' is a tango with music by Carlos Gardel and lyrics by Alfredo Le Pera, released in 1934. It is featured on the soundtrack of its eponymous movie directed by Julio Irigoyen.
Antonio Agri was an Argentine violinist, composer and conductor prominent in both the tango and classical music genres.
Ángel Gregorio Villoldo Arroyo was an Argentine musician and one of the pioneers of tango. He was born south of the city of Buenos Aires. He was lyricist, composer and one of the major singers of the era. He is also known by the pseudonyms A. Gregorio, Fray Pimiento, Gregorio Giménez, Angel Arroyo and Mario Reguero. Villoldo transformed the Spanish tanguillos, the cuplés, and the habaneras, turning that music into a native Argentinian rhythm.
Alfredo Belusi was an Argentine tango musician. His works at José Basso's and Osvaldo Pugliese's Orchestras were notable, including songs 'Bronca', 'Se tiran conmigo', 'De puro curda' and 'Y no le erré'. He died from stroke in 2001.
Cambalache is an Argentine slang-language tango song written in 1934 by Enrique Santos Discépolo for the movie The Soul of the Accordion, released the following year. It is explicitly critical of 20th-century corruption and, having been written during the Infamous Decade, was banned by a succession of dictatorial governments before censorship was relaxed under General Juan Peron.
Anselmo Alfredo Aieta was an Argentine bandoneon musician, composer and occasional actor.
Alfredo De Angelis was an Argentinian musician, most notable as a composer, a pianist, and a director of a tango orchestra during the Grand Era of Argentine tango.
Mario Abramovich was an Argentine violinist and composer, considered an important figure linked to the music of tango.
Ricardo Tanturi was a piano player, composer and bandleader in Argentina during the Golden Age of tango.
Angel Domingo Emilio D’Agostino was a piano player, composer and bandleader in Argentina during the golden age of tango.
Ricardo Francisco Malerba was a bandoneon player, composer and bandleader in Argentina during the golden age of tango.
Juan Nepomuceno Arvizu Santelices, was an acclaimed lyric tenor in Mexico and a noted interpreter of the Latin American bolero and tango on the international concert stage, on the radio and in film. He was widely noted for his interpretations of the works of Agustin Lara and María Grever and was nicknamed "The Tenor With the Silken Voice".