Sunday, 6 January 2019

ORCHESTRA RAP SHEET: Francisco Canaro tango orchestra




















Francisco Canaro - Uruguayan violinist and orchestra leader


Nicknamed 'pirincho' from the moment he was born due to the tuft of hair that looked like the uruguayan and
brazilian bird 'pirincho'


Generally thought to be self taught, amazing as he has created some of the best music in the tango genre.


First known songs where in 1912, 'pinta brava' & 'matasanos'


in 1924 he was one of the first band leaders to have a singer sing the 'escribilio' or bridge section of the music.
Roberto diaz was the first singer he collaborated with for this.


In 1925 Canaro went to paris taking singers Agustin irusta and roberto fugazot, and pianist Lucio demare.


he recorded over 3500 numbers and from those the ones he composed were in their hundreds.


Canaro was active with the cause of intellectual property rights of composers from 1918 onwards and was
instrumental in the creation of the argentine society of composers and songwriters in 1935.

Later he developed pagers disease and died in buenos aires in 1964.





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