Anibal Troilo was born in 1914. He played bandoneón in the sextet
of Vardaro-Pugliese, and in the bands of Ciriaco Ortiz, Julio De Caro,
Angel D´Agostino, Enrique Santos Discépolo, and others, before
forming his own orchestra in 1937. In the 1940s he was a hugely influential
figure and gradually created what became known as "The Troilo Sound"- a
distinctive, rich, clean sound that skillfully alternated or juxtaposed
staccato and legato figures. He was known as a great bandleader, composer
and brilliant bandoneonist who supported and inspired many other musicians
and arrangers (including Astor
Piazzolla, who played in his orchestra).
He had a prolific studio recording
career with the Odeon, T.K and Victor labels. Troilo died in 1975. "Quejas
de Bandoneón" is a piece often favoured by tango stage dancers
for its complexity; in particular its mixture of lyrical beauty and rapid,
Click here to hear the song "Quejas de Bandoneon"