Monday, September 3, 2012

Tanda of the Week 35 / 2012 - Fulvio Salamanca


1. Fulvio Salamanca / Armando Guerrico - "Adiós, corazón" 1957
2. Fulvio Salamanca / Armando Guerrico - "Bomboncito"
3. Fulvio Salamanca / Andrés Peyró, Jorge Garré - "Alma en pena"
4. Fulvio Salamanca / Armando Guerrico - "Hasta siempre, amor"

Fulvio Salamanca
This weeks tanda is from Fulvio Salamanca who was a pianist, leader, arranger and composer
(August 19, 1921 - May 25, 1999). Salamanca played in the D'Arienzo orchestra from 1940 to 1957. This tanda is by Ariel David. Thank you!

"Undoubtedly, Fulvio Salamanca was one of the greatest players of that instrument [piano], but he was as well an excellent leader and arranger that released unforgettable recordings. According to Horacio Ferrer: «His interpretations had the trademark of a peculiar syncopated rhythmical beat and the use of passages in the high and extremely high register for the string section». In fact, he showcased his technical skill and virtuosity, capable of following the rhythmical unrestrained motion of D'Arienzo and adding beauty to it. When he put together his own ensemble he imposed his great personality on it and, without missing his dancing aesthetics, he displays a harmony and a model of orchestration that were a perfect foil for the musicality of the numbers, with strength, but without false stridence."

By Ricardo García Blaya, Todo Tango

Salamanca, Fulvio - TOTW - Todo Tango - - iTunes Store

2 kommenttia:

  1. I played a similar tanda, except 'Alma en pena' was replaced with 'Yo tengo un pecado nuevo'. That felt a bit heavy, however, and I think 'Alma en pena' makes a more varied and a bit lighter tanda. Thank you!

  2. I am glad there are people out there who like Fulvio Salamanca. Many DJs shy away from some tangos or orquestras just because they are not "as known" as Calo, Troilo, etc. I think Fulvio Salamanca's music could be played with confident since his arrangement are so beautiful and dynamic, which makes it a good tanda. Thank you Antii for using my suggested tanda. It is an honour.