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 (Results 26-50 of 59 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 59 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Arolas, Eduardo," accessed February 1, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108606.

Arolas, Eduardo. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 1, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108606.

"Arolas, Eduardo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 1 February 2023.

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

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