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Troilo, Vals

Troilo: Valses

Temblando, singer Francisco Fiorentino (1944)
Palomita blancasingers Floreal Ruiz y Alberto Marino (1944)
Flor de linosinger Floreal Ruiz (1947)
Romance de barriosinger Floreal Ruiz (1947)

I most often play tandas of three valses, especially if the milonga is shorter. But sometimes, especially at festivals, I feel like the crowd really craves four. And for that special four-vals tanda, who better to play than el gordo Pichuco? All three of his great singers of the 1940s—Francisco Fiorentino, Alberto Marino, and Floreal Ruiz—make an appearance in this tanda.

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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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