Tango Tales: all about Argentine Tango – modern, Golden Age, electronico, alternative

Roberto Firpo (1884-1969). (Very) instructive history of La Cumparsita.

Roberto Firpo – audio.

A very brief biography of Roberto Firpo (1884-1969), a tango pianist, bandleader and composer of Old Guard and a solid favorite of the dancers all over the world.

Original cover of La Cumparsita

Firpo’s name is connected to the story of famous La Cumparsita.

Original cover of Alma de Bohemio

Firpo’s masterpiece of 1910 – Alma de Bohemio. The sheet cover: 1916

 

Sources

ToDoTango – a comprehensive source of Argentine tango music, poetry and history

Robert Farris Thompson, Tango: The Art History of Love

Below are several albums by Roberto Firpo with classical tangos, milongas and valses.

Only one has his hit Alma de Bohemio

February 26th, 2013
Published as: notes about tango.   Subject(s): tango - music.