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Aníbal Troilo

Aníbal Carmelo Troilo (July 11, 1914 – May 18, 1975 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) was an Argentine tango musician.

Troilo was a bandoneon player, composer, arranger, and bandleader in Argentina. His orquesta típica was among the most popular with social dancers during the golden age of tango (1940-1955), but he changed to a concert sound by the late 1950s.

Troilo's orchestra is best known for its instrumentals, though he also recorded with many well-known vocalists such as Francisco Fiorentino, Alberto Marino, Floreal Ruiz, Roberto Goyeneche, Raúl Berón, and Edmundo Rivero. His rhythmic instrumentals and the recordings he made with vocalist Francisco Fiorentino from 1941–43, known as milongas, were some of the favourites in tango salons. The renowned bandoneonist Astor Piazzolla played in and arranged for Troilo's orquesta típica during the period of 1939-1944.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 11th, 1914 (Buenos Aires), Died May 18th, 1975 (Buenos Aires)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, composer, songwriter


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Vi cat 60-1805-A] 10-in. approximately 1947 Mi noche triste Orquesta Típica Anibal Troilo ; Edmundo Rivero Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor [Vi cat 60-1805-B] 10-in. approximately 1947 A la parrilla Orquesta Típica Anibal Troilo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-012822 10-in. between 6/14/1939 and 7/12/1939 Y no puede ser! Orquesta Típica Osvaldo Fresedo ; Ricardo Ruiz Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo songwriter  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Troilo, Aníbal," accessed October 26, 2020,

Troilo, Aníbal. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from

"Troilo, Aníbal." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.

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