100 Years of ‘La cumparsita’:10 versions of the most popular tango of all time

November 25, 2017, 7:00 pm

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Detail of a cover page of "La cumparsita"

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.


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