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Juan D'Arienzo

Juan d'Arienzo (December 14, 1900 – January 14, 1976) was an Argentine tango musician, also known as "El Rey del Compás" (King of the Beat). He was a violinist, band leader, and composer.

He was the son of Italian immigrants and used more modern arrangements and instrumentation; his popular group produced hundreds of recordings.

His first memorable performance was in 1919 at the Nacional theater during the comic play by Alberto Novión, El cabaret Montmartre.

He received the nickname Rey del Compás (King of the Beat), from Príncipe Cubano, at the Florida cabaret when he was replacing Osvaldo Fresedo. He said: "Mine was always a tough orchestra, with a very swinging, much nervous, vibrant beat. And it was that way because tango, for me, has three things: beat, impact and nuances. An orchestra ought to have, above all, life. That is why mine lasted more than fifty years. And when the Prince gave me that title, I thought that it was OK, that he was right."

His music is played often at milongas in Buenos Aires.

His recordings were accompanied by singers: Alberto Echagüe, Armando Laborde, Héctor Maure, Jorge Valdez, Alberto Reynal, Antonio Prieto, Carlos Casares, Carlos Dante, Enrique Carbel, Francisco Fiorentino, Horacio Palma, Héctor Millán, Mario Bustos, Juan Carlos Lamas, Libertad Lamarque, Mercedes Serrano, Raquel Notar, Osvaldo Ramos, Roberto Lemos and Walter Cabral.

He recorded more than 1000 tangos, milongas and fast valses, wrote lyrics for 3 tangos, composed 46 tangos.

He is interred in the La Chacarita Cemetery in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 14, 1900 (Buenos Aires), Died January 14, 1976 (Buenos Aires)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1954

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, composer, songwriter

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

Recordings (Results 76-100 of 170 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BAVE-012192 10-in. 4/12/1938 El horizonte Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-012193 10-in. 4/12/1938 El aeroplano Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-012254 10-in. 5/6/1938 Milonga del corazón Alberto Echagüe ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-012255 10-in. 5/6/1938 El cisne Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-012299 10-in. 6/8/1938 La catrera Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-012336 10-in. 6/8/1938 El temblor Alberto Echagüe ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-012425 10-in. between 7/22/1938 and 11/19/1938 Florida Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-012426 10-in. between 7/22/1938 and 11/19/1938 Estampa de varon Alberto Echagüe ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-012627 10-in. 12/28/1938 No mientas Alberto Echagüe ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-012628 10-in. 12/28/1938 El pollito Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-012803 10-in. 5/30/1939 Charamusca Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-012804 10-in. 5/30/1939 Olvidame Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-012859 10-in. 7/17/1939 Derecho viejo Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-012860 10-in. 7/17/1939 Milonga del recuerdo Alberto Echagüe ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-012899 10-in. 8/9/1939 Mandria Alberto Echagüe ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-012900 10-in. 8/9/1939 or 8/10/1939 Castigo Alberto Echagüe ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-012931 10-in. 9/1/1939 Felicia Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-012932 10-in. 9/1/1939 El vino triste Alberto Echagüe ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer, leader  
Victor BAVE-012953 10-in. 9/27/1939 De antaño Alberto Echagüe ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-012954 10-in. 9/27/1939 Santa Milonguita Alberto Echagüe ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-012955 10-in. 9/27/1939 Don Pacífico Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-012956 10-in. 9/27/1939 Qué importa... Alberto Echagüe ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-012997 10-in. 10/31/1939 La cicatriz Alberto Echagüe ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-012998 10-in. 10/31/1939 Pampa Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-039071 10-in. 11/14/1939 Que Dios te ayude Alberto Echagüe ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
(Results 76-100 of 170 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "D'Arienzo, Juan," accessed April 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111782.

D'Arienzo, Juan. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111782.

"D'Arienzo, Juan." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111782

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