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 51-59 of 59 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-59 of 59 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Arolas, Eduardo," accessed February 8, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108606.

Arolas, Eduardo. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 8, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108606.

"Arolas, Eduardo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 8 February 2023.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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