Duke Ellington in Argentina - the 1960's

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, page 370:

There is a lot of musical life in the city… Opera seems to be very popular here, and during the season it is performed by separate Italian, French, and German companies. Music that is specifically Argentinian is discussed and demonstrated to me by new-found friends. The tango is still very big, they tell me, and it exists in three forms or phases: there's a kind of classical tango played by the Guardia Vieja (the Old Guard), a postwar tango that is popular and "sensitive," and an avant-garde tango that is claimed to have intellectual depth and modern melodic characteristics. The tendency to …   more >>
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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 370. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429891101925 accessed: 16 July, 2024

location of experience: Argentina


Duke Ellington
lyricist, performer, piantist, Composer […]

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Argentinian Tango music

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1960's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:58:22 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:03:58 +0100