Tango dance music ~ information and examples!Tango music has a tempo of about 120 beats per minute. Argentine Tango music is traditionally played by a small orquestra, which often includes a violin, piano, guitar, flute, and especially a bandoneon.
Some of the many popular and influential orchestras included the orchestras of Juan D'Arienzo, Francisco Canaro, and Anibal Troilo. Osvaldo Pugliese and Carlos di Sarli made many recordings.
The post-Piazzolla generation (1980-) includes musicians such as Dino Saluzzi, Eduardo Mederos, Enrique Martin Entenza and Juan Maria Solare. Piazzolla and his followers developed Nuevo Tango, which incorporated jazz and classical influences into a more experimental style.
Other notable tango musicians and composers include Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Gardel, Rodolfo Biagi, Alfredo De Angelis, Juan de Dios Filiberto, and Enrique Santos Discepolo.
Tango Music Examples
Tango SongsHere is list of popular songs suitable for Tango dancing. If you are familiar with these songs or are able to listen to them at some point you should be able to get a good idea of the rhythmic feel of the Tango.
Tango CD'sDue to the high number of danceable songs included on each, these CD's offer an exceptional value for those seeking Tango music.
La Melodia De Nuestro Adios - Francisco Canaro y Su Orquesta Tipica
Adios Marinero - Alfredo De Angelis y su Orquesta Tipica
Best Tango Album in the World Ever - Various Artists
Tango Zero Hour - Astor Piazzolla
Bajofondo Tango Club - Bajofondo Tango Club
Last Tango in Paris - Gato Barbieri
Tantalizing Tangos of Argentina - Buenos Aires Tango Orchestra
Astor Piazzolla - The Soul Of Tango: Greatest Hits
RCA Victor 100 Years - Astor Piazzolla