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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 126-150 of 170 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BAVE-039817 10-in. 2/26/1941 Almanaque de ilusión Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo ; Alberto Reynal Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-039862 10-in. 4/28/1941 Ya lo ves Héctor Mauré ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader, composer  
Victor BAVE-039863 10-in. 4/28/1941 Candombe oriental Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo ; Alberto Reynal Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-039898 10-in. 5/21/1941 Dime mi amor Héctor Mauré ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-039899 10-in. 5/21/1941 Quien te Iguala! Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BS-059513 10-in. 6/9/1941 Tierrita Héctor Mauré ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-059514 10-in. 6/6/1941 or 6/9/1941 Adios querida Héctor Mauré ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-059573 10-in. 7/14/1941 Nunca mas Héctor Mauré ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-059574 10-in. 7/14/1941 Canaro Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-059575 10-in. 7/14/1941 El olivo Héctor Mauré ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-059576 10-in. 7/14/1941 Humillación Héctor Mauré ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-059676 10-in. 7/29/1941 Bolada de aficionado Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-059778 10-in. 9/12/1941 Hernani Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-059779 10-in. 9/12/1941 El rey del compás Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-079761 10-in. 7/7/1944 Despues Alberto Echagüe ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-079762 10-in. 7/7/1944 El huracan Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-080697 10-in. 6/25/1945 Ya estamos iguales Alberto Echagüe ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-080698 10-in. 6/25/1945 El tren de las once Armando Labordé ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-080835 10-in. 10/3/1945 Canchero Alberto Echagüe ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-080836 10-in. 10/3/1945 Vamos zaino Armando Labordé ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-082404 10-in. 10/18/1946 Sin amor Armando Labordé ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BAVE-082405 10-in. 10/18/1946 Con todo mi corazón Alberto Echagüe ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor 083579 10-in. 8/8/1947 Rawson Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-083786 10-in. 2/24/1948 Don Horacio Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BAVE-083789 10-in. before 2/24/1948 El viento me cuenta cosas Alberto Echagüe ; Armando Labordé ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet leader  
(Results 126-150 of 170 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "D'Arienzo, Juan," accessed April 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111782.

D'Arienzo, Juan. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111782.

"D'Arienzo, Juan." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 April 2024.

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

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