Here are the links to the playlists for each chapter. These playlists use the online listening service spotify. We’ve also added youtube links. Currently Spotify is available in Western Europe, North America (USA & Canada), Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore, as well as Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. We have provided links both for use with the application and within a web browser.
Spotify is free, but funded by advertising. (You can get rid of the advertisements by buying a subscription).

  1. Juan D’Arienzo (I): the king of the beat
  2. Aníbal Troilo (I): the rise of the orchestra singer
  3. Osvaldo Pugliese (I): passion, integrity, and a red carnation
  4. Carlos Di Sarli (I): doing it with strings
  5. The many ages of Francisco Canaro
  6. Miguel Caló & Raúl Berón: to the beat of the heart
  7. The two angels: Angel D’Agostino and Angel Vargas
  8. Ricardo Tanturi: this is how tango is danced!
  9. Rodolfo Biagi: manos brujas – enchanted hands
  10. Enrique Rodríguez: cheerful tango
  11. Edgardo Donato: get happy
  12. Elvino Vardaro: the greatest orchestra there never was
  13. Pedro Laurenz: the herald of the Golden Decade
  14. Roberto Firpo: the forgotten hero
  15. Francisco Lomuto: firmly on the ground
  16. Osvaldo Fresedo: sweet and lovely
  17. Alfredo De Angelis & the two tenors
  18. Lucio Demare: tango italiano
  19. The era of the sextets
  20. Julio De Caro: tango is music
  21. OTV and the house orchestras
  22. Juan Maglio: the ultimate old-timer
  23. Juan D’Arienzo: after the big bang
  24. Carlos Di Sarli: the rise of melody
  25. Osvaldo Pugliese: perhaps more than you think
  26. The forgotten Troilo
  27. I don’t know what your eyes have done to me: Francisco Canaro and Ada Falcón
  28. Osvaldo Pugliese: Al Colón
  1. Listening to tango music: Spotify playlist: application / browser

In the playlists we use the abbreviation (v) for a vals and (m) for a milonga. You’ll also see these Spanish words used for the vocalists:

  • estribillo: sings just one chorus (refrain)
  • canta: sings the whole lyric
  • glosa: declaims the glosa (a lyric poem) over the music

If you want to download the playlists, it’s possible but only with Spotify Premium. Note that the downloaded lists only work in the spotify application. It’s not the same as buying the music in e.g. itunes.

3 thoughts on “Playlists

  1. By the way, you don’t have to have a facebook account to use spotify (or to link your facebook account to Spotify if you do have one). On the sign-up page on the spotify website you’ll see at the bottom of the page, “create an account using your e-mail address”.

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