Sunday, 6 January 2019

ORQUESTRA RAP SHEET: D'Arienzo


















Juan D'arienzo - violinist and band leader

  1. stylistically opposite to julio de caro and first playing violin with d'agostino on piano and lechuguita or ernesto biancha on bandoneon.
  2. Has first started playing for theatre and this continued further when d'arienzo-d'agostino band took over 'el cabaret el montmartre' from firpo.
  3. 1935 was the important year for d'arienzo due to this being the time he really became famous in the tango world.
  4. 1935 was also the time biagi joined d'arienzos orchestra.
  5. he became known as the king of the beat and is also thought to be the reason why tango become more widely danced again. during the 20s tango was taken over by singers and a slower more melancholy feel to the music that made music that was more for listening to.
  6. In 1949 D'Arienzo said: «In my point of view, tango is, above all, rhythm, nerve, strength and character. Early tango, that of the old stream (guardia vieja), had all that, and we must try not to ever lose it.
  7. He carried on making music until he died in 1976
  8. he favoured the 2/4 time in his music and credits this with the return of dancers to the dance floors in 1940.