100 Years of “La Cumparsita” | Hear 10 versions of the most popular tango of all time

November 25, 2017, 7:00 pm

Considered the anthem of tango music and one of the most popular tunes in history, La Cumparsita was composed in 1917 by Uruguayan pianist Gerardo Matos Rodríguez and premiered in Montevideo by the Argentine Orchestra of Roberto Firpo. Since then, has become the alternate national anthem of both countries and one of the most recorded pieces of all times. We celebrate the 100 year anniversary of this song with music by Gerardo Matos Rodríguez by comparing 10 very interesting versions of La Cumparsita.

Music

La Cumparsita, by Gerardo Hernán Matos Rodríguez

Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra, Federico García Vigil (conductor)


Jose Basso and His Orchestra


Eduardo Fernández (guitar)


Walter Ríos and His Orchestra


Néstor Vaz Trio


Tango Five featuring Raúl Jaurena


Quinteto Buenos Aires, The Royal Philharmonic, Ettore Stratta (conductor)


Raúl Jaurena and His Sextet


Julio Sosa (voice), Leopoldo Federico and His Orchestra


Argentinean National Tango Team

  • Mark Buettner

    Where’s the playlist?

    • Daniel Goldberg

      Mark,

      It is up now and also is streaming for free!
      Cheers,
      Dan