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Styles of tango Music Orchestras

Posted by kiran.sawhney@gmail.com on August 3, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Some of you get confused with the terminology-

The Old Guard

The Golden Age.

To make things simple, here is how the orchestras are classified.

The Old Guard—Firpo, Lomuto, Orquesta Tipica Victor, Carabelli, and Fresedo

The Early Golden Age—Canaro, De Caro, and Donato

Great Orchestras of the Golden Age—D' Arienzo, Di Sarli, Troilo, Pugliese, Biagi, Caló, Canaro,D' Agostino, De Angelis, Fresedo, Laurenz, and Tanturi.

At the end of the 1940s, tango orchestras began to shift from dance music toward a concert sound. The Pugliese, Troilo and D' Arienzo orchestras led the way. This was transition to New Tango.

Then came new Tango. Astor Piazzolla led a revolution in tango by integrating jazz and classical influences to create a concert form of tango. In Buenos Aires milongas, people do not dance to it.

Modern Tango Orquestra is Color Tango. Its beat is noticeably similar to Golden age tango music.

Neo-tango consists of two genres of music: tango-fusion and "alternative" tango music. 

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