Eduardo Arolas

Eduardo Arolas (February 24, 1892 – September 29, 1924) was an Argentine tango bandoneon player, leader and composer.

Arolas first learned to play the guitar before learning the bandoneon which became his instrument of choice. His nickname was El Tigre del bandoneón (the tiger of the bandoneon).

Arolas composed his first tango in 1909 before he could even read or write music. He went on to play with such early masters as Agustín Bardi and Roberto Firpo.

In 1917 Arolas moved to Montevideo where he settled, he played a number of times at the Teatro Casino. From 1920 he resided mainly in Paris where he died alone and alcoholic in 1924.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1892 (Barracas), Died 1924 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, leader, bandoneón, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 57 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-16643 10-in. 10/13/1915 Una noche de Garufa Orquesta Argentina de Ferrer Instrumental quintet composer  
Victor B-21743 10-in. 4/8/1918 Derecho viejo Orquesta Típica Argentina Celestino Instrumental quintet composer  
Victor B-21745 10-in. 4/8/1918 Retintín Orquesta Típica Argentina Celestino Instrumental quintet composer  
Victor B-24422 10-in. 8/28/1920 Viborita Orquesta Típica Select Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor B-24440 10-in. 9/1/1920 El marne Orquesta Típica Select Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-44010 10-in. Spring 1928 Rawson Orquesta Típica Di Lorenzo Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-44022 10-in. Spring 1928 Maipo Orquesta Típica de Caro Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-44387 10-in. Fall 1929 La guitarrita Orquesta Típica Carlos Di Sarli Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-60613 10-in. 2/7/1931 La cachila Orquesta Típica Los Provincianos Instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BAVE-60859 10-in. 7/7/1931 Cardos Orquesta Típica Victor Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-60900 10-in. Aug. 1931 Una noche de garufa Orquesta Típica Carlos Di Sarli Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-74146 10-in. 5/24/1933 El marne Orquesta Típica Victor Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-86514 10-in. 6/1/1934 Derecho viejo Orquesta Típica Victor Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BAVE-93074 10-in. 1/14/1936 La guitarrita Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-93092 10-in. Between 1/31/1936 and 3/10/1936 Retintín Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-93312 10-in. between 8/12/1936 and 9/3/1936 Rawson Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-93382 10-in. 10/27/1936 Comme il faut Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-93994 10-in. 11/29/1937 Papas calientes Edgardo Donato Muchachos Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-827 10-in. Summer 1926 Retintín Orquesta Típica Victor Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-901 10-in. Summer 1926 Derecho viejo Orquesta Típica de Caro Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-1115 10-in. Winter 1927 Vivorita Orquesta Típica A. Ferrazzano Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor G-1846 10-in. 4/23/1917 Comme il faut Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental quintet leader, composer, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-1847 10-in. 4/23/1917 Lágrimas Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental quintet leader, composer, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-1848 10-in. 4/23/1917 La cordobesita Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental quintet leader, composer, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-1849 10-in. 4/23/1917 Adiós, Buenos Aires Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental quintet leader, composer, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
(Results 1-25 of 57 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Arolas, Eduardo," accessed July 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108606.

Arolas, Eduardo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108606.

"Arolas, Eduardo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108606

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