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|
|Victor||BAVE-039824||10-in.||3/4/1941||Toda mi vida||Francisco Fiorentino ; Orquesta Típica Anibal Troilo||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo||composer, leader|
|Victor||BAVE-059523||10-in.||6/17/1941||El bulin de la calle ayacucho||Francisco Fiorentino ; Orquesta Típica Anibal Troilo||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo||leader|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Troilo, Aníbal," accessed December 5, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107047.
Troilo, Aníbal. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107047.
"Troilo, Aníbal." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 5 December 2020.
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