Sunday, 6 January 2019

ORQUESTRA RAP SHEET: Di Sarli


DI Sarli - musician, pianist, band leader
  1. he didn’t begin playing in the tradition of another orquestra like firpo canaro or de caro revivalists, but created a sound that was particular and most definitely his own.
  2. he never had any instrumental solos apart from the violins that have a strong presence in any of the pieces you might hear. one of the easiest ways to pick Di sari out form the crowd.
  3. ‘Milonguero viejo’ is said to be a piece that encapsulates every of di Sarli’s style. In 1919, he put together his first orquestra.
  4. In 1923 he arrived to Buenos aires with his brother Roque. Author of a well acclaimed tango ‘ canaro in paris’
  5. he joined Osvaldo fresedo orquestra for a time but then moved on to put together another group. they played in various teas rooms until after a year they received a contract from RCA - recordings, a major contact in the world of recording tangos in that time.
  6. in 1936 he left his orchestra to go to rosario for reasons unknown. But his old orquestra in buenos aires still kept his name as they developed new music. 1938 he went back to being the leader of the Di sari orquestra.
  7. he went on with various labels to produce many pieces of music and his last recordings were made in 1958. hi first tango composition in 1919 was ‘meditation’.