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Alberto Vaccarezza

Bartolomé Ángel Venancio Alberto Vaccarezza (1886–1959) was an Argentine poet and playwright.

Vaccarezza was born in Buenos Aires on April 1, 1886. He is usually credited as the foremost exponent of the sainete genre, having written its most popular play, El Conventillo de La Paloma (The La Paloma Tenement). He was a friend and collaborator of Carlos Gardel, and pronounced his eulogy when Gardel was interred at La Chacarita Cemetery.

Besides his literary activities, he presided over Argentores (the national playwright guild) and Casa del Teatro (House of Theater, a beneficent organization that hosts impoverished retired actors).

He died in Buenos Aires, on August 6, 1959.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 1st, 1888 (Buenos Aires), Died August 6th, 1959 (Buenos Aires)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-27280 10-in. 1/3/1923 La copa del olvido Jorge Añez ; Alcides Briceño Male vocal duet, with violin, piano, and traps lyricist  
Victor BVE-27280 10-in. 3/15/1927 La copa del olvido Jorge Añez ; Alcides Briceño Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Gramophone BJ1311 10-in. 3/9/1928 Araca corazón Trío Argentino Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Gramophone BS2575 10-in. 4/26/1928 Araca corazón Imperio Argentina Female vocal solo, with guitars lyricist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Vaccarezza, Alberto," accessed July 27, 2021,

Vaccarezza, Alberto. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 27, 2021, from

"Vaccarezza, Alberto." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 July 2021.

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