DDPs Favorite Tandas:

D’Agostino/Vargas: Romance & Drama

Madreselva (1944)
¿A quien le puede importar? (1945)
Rondando tu esquina (1945)
Caricias (1945)

The first D’Agostino/Vargas tanda I posted contained some of their most beloved songs, all from 1941. These are from a few years later, and they generally have slower tempos and a darker mood than the previous tanda (although “Solo compasión” would fit here too). There is another version of “Madreselva” in a Lomuto tanda that I posted, which is more uptempo and lively, though I think that D’Agostino’s version gets more play.
This is one of my favorite slower, darker tandas, because it is not as heavy as Di Sarli/Duran or Pugliese, but still provides the dancers with a nice slowdown later in the evening when they need it.


About Derrick Del Pilar

Born and raised in Chicago, I came to the tango while studying at the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires in 2006. In 2008 I earned my B.A. with majors in Creative Writing and Spanish & Portuguese from the University of Arizona, and in 2009 I earned an M.A. in Latin American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. My specialty is the history & literature of early 20th century Argentina.



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