Augusto A. Gentile

Augusto Umberto Gentile, also known as Augusto Alberto Gentile (September 11, 1891 - March 18, 1932) was a pianist and composer of Argentine tangos. Gentile was born in Rome, Italy and signed his middle name "Alberto" because he preferred it to "Umberto". Around 1913, he began to compose tangos. As a performer, he recorded some tangos on piano solo for the "Telephone" label in 1918, and he was also artistic director for that label. He worked with lyricists such as Pascual Contursi and Juan Andrés Caruso. Gentile died in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 11th, 1891, Died March 18th, 1932

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918 - 1932

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-24452 10-in. 9/2/1920 Flor de fango Enrique Delfino Piano solo composer  
Victor BAVE-44792 10-in. Fall 1929 Romántico bulincito Roberto Díaz ; Orquesta Típica Petrucelli Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BAVE-44838 10-in. Fall 1929 El calabozo Orquesta Típica Carlos Di Sarli Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-60572 10-in. 1/9/1931 Dejeme que l'acompañe Orquesta Típica Victor Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BAVE-66627 10-in. Feb. 1932 La chirimoya Orquesta Tipica Juan Canaro Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-974 10-in. Winter 1927 Flor de fango Orquesta Típica Victor Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-1043 10-in. Winter 1927 Flor de fango Rosita Quiroga Female vocal solo, with guitars composer  
Columbia 82533 10-in. approximately 1919 Flor de fango Orquesta Ferrer Filipotto Instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia 82594 10-in. approximately 1919 La corona Orquesta Ferrer Filipotto Instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia 82603 10-in. 1919 Canto triste Artists vary composer  
Odeon 33 10-in. approximately 1918 Flor de fango Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gentile, Augusto A.," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112533.

Gentile, Augusto A.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112533.

"Gentile, Augusto A.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112533

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