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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 101-125 of 170 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BAVE-039072 10-in. 11/14/1939 Ay Aurora Alberto Echagüe ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-039159 10-in. 12/22/1939 Por que razon Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor BAVE-039160 10-in. 12/22/1939 Trago amargo Alberto Echagüe ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-039167 10-in. between 12/22/1939 and 1/25/1940 El vino triste Hugo del Carril ; Orquesta Tito Ribero ; Tito Ribero Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-039243 10-in. 4/12/1940 Entre dos fuegos Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-039244 10-in. 4/12/1940 Sali de perdedor Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo ; Alberto Reynal Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-039297 10-in. 5/17/1940 Chirusa Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo ; Alberto Reynal Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer, leader  
Victor BAVE-039298 10-in. before 5/171940 A una mujer Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo ; Alberto Reynal Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-039337 10-in. 6/27/1940 Fibras Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-039338 10-in. 6/27/1940 Tucuman Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-039423 10-in. 8/8/1940 La bicoca Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-039424 10-in. 8/8/1940 Barracas al sud Carlos Casares ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-039437 10-in. 8/22/1940 El tigre millan Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo ; Alberto Reynal Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-039438 10-in. before 12/12/1940 Rie, payaso Carlos Casares ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-039534 10-in. 9/10/1940 La clavada Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-039535 10-in. 9/10/1940 Yo tambien Carlos Cáceres ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-039647 10-in. 11/21/1940 Canaro en Paris Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-039648 10-in. 11/21/1940 El corazon me engaño Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo ; Alberto Reynal Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-039712 10-in. 12/12/1940 No te engañes corazon Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo ; Alberto Reynal Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-039713 10-in. 12/12/1940 Milonga del ochenta y tres Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo ; Alberto Reynal Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-039714 10-in. 12/12/1940 Esclavas blancas Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo ; Alberto Reynal Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-039715 10-in. 12/12/1940 Flor del mal Héctor Mauré ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-039728 10-in. 12/31/1940 Quasi nada Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-039729 10-in. 12/31/1940 Miedo Héctor Mauré ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-039816 10-in. 2/26/1941 Fuegos artificiales Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
(Results 101-125 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.

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

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