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 are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

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. winter 1928 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 1926 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  
Victor G-1854 10-in. 4/24/1917 En la tierra de la armonía Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental ensemble leader, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-1855 10-in. 4/24/1917 La guitarrita Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental ensemble leader, composer, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-1856 10-in. 4/24/1917 El jaguar Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental ensemble leader, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-1857 10-in. 4/24/1917 Bien tirao Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental ensemble leader, composer, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-1858 10-in. 4/24/1917 Anatomía Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental ensemble leader, composer, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-1859 10-in. 4/24/1917 La trilla Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental ensemble leader, composer, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-1870 10-in. 4/26/1917 El gitanillo Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental ensemble leader, composer, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-1871 10-in. 4/26/1917 De vuelta y media Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental ensemble leader, composer, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-1872 10-in. 4/26/1917 Rawson Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental ensemble leader, composer, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-1873 10-in. 4/26/1917 Marron glacé Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental ensemble leader, composer, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-1874 10-in. 4/26/1917 El chañar Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental ensemble leader, composer, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-1902 10-in. 4/30/1917 El gaucho Néstor Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental ensemble leader, composer, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-1903 10-in. 4/30/1917 Cosa papa Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental ensemble leader, composer, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-1904 10-in. 4/30/1917 Taquito Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental ensemble leader, composer, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-1905 10-in. 4/30/1917 Io ia sabía Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental ensemble leader, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-1906 10-in. 4/30/1917 La duquesa del Bal Tabarin Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental ensemble leader, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-2011 10-in. 5/15/1917 La payanca Francisco N. Bianco Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-2012 10-in. 5/15/1917 El aeroplano Francisco N. Bianco Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-2013 10-in. 5/15/1917 La regina del fonógrafo Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental ensemble leader, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-2014 10-in. 5/15/1917 Longchamps fleuris Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental ensemble leader, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-2015 10-in. 5/15/1917 Dolorido Francisco N. Bianco Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-2020 10-in. 5/16/1917 Blanca nieve Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental ensemble leader, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-2021 10-in. 5/16/1917 Amor y primavera Orquesta Típica Eduardo Arolas Instrumental ensemble leader, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-2022 10-in. 5/16/1917 Io lo he visto Francisco N. Bianco Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader, composer, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor G-2023 10-in. 5/16/1917 El canillito Francisco N. Bianco Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, leader, instrumentalist, bandoneón  
Victor [Vi cat 39139-B] 10-in. 11/29/1937 Papas calientes Edgardo Donato Muchachos Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-012859 10-in. 7/17/1939 Derecho viejo Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BAVE-039201 10-in. 2/9/1940 Catamarca Orquesta Típica Carlos Di Sarli Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-039212 10-in. 2/15/1940 La trilla Orquesta Típica Carlos Di Sarli Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-039816 10-in. 2/26/1941 Fuegos artificiales Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-039826 10-in. before 6/21/1941 La cachila Orquesta Típica Carlos Di Sarli Instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick E30562 10-in. 7/30/1929 Che Rafael Orquesta Típica Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1130 10-in. 6/7/1928 Retintín Orquesta Típica Argentina Salvador Pizarro Instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL9385 10-in. approximately 1952 Derecho viejo Orchestre Argentin Manuel Pizarro Instrumental ensemble composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Arolas, Eduardo," accessed February 9, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108606.

Arolas, Eduardo. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 9, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108606.

"Arolas, Eduardo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 9 February 2023.

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

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