Friday, 8 June 2012

Alfredo de Angelis - Valses




Orchestra: Alfredo de Angelis


Singer(s): Carlos Dante, Julio Martel, Oscar Larroca, Floreal Ruíz


Period: 1944–1961


Comment:

So far I have been writing only about tangos. But now the time has come: valses!
As I wrote before, de Angelis is probably more famous for his valses than for his tangos and milongas. I would split his valses between early and late ones. The early ones (1944-1950) are very popular and highly appreciated by most dancers. The late valses (1950-1961) are less popular and many dancers don't like them. I personally love the late ones, especially those sung by the duo Dante - Larroca. Have a look on the video examples and you will notice the difference very quickly.

DJ:
The valses of de Angelis are similar to the milongas of Francisco Canaro: you can go the whole evening without using them, but you will probably do better to put them on your list :). The late valses are not really appreciated by many dancers, but one tanda played at the right moment may work. Give it a try and challenge your dancers a bit :)

The energy of the de Angelis' valses is quite high but it does not mean that they are very fast. It is not the beats per minute, but rather the orchestration that makes the difference. I propose you a small experiment: compare Lina, Criolla or Como Las Margaritas with d'Arienzo's Mentias or Pabellon de Rosas. All songs have similar beats per minute (aprox 70), but the valses of d'Arienzo seem much slower...Interesting, isn't it?


Song examples:

Mi novia de ayer, Orquesta Alfredo de Angelis, Canta Floreal Ruíz, 1944

El Vals De Nochebuena, Orquesta Alfredo de Angelis, Canta Carlos Dante, 1944

Soñar y nada más, Orquesta Alfredo de Angelis, Cantan Carlos Dante y Julio Martel, 1944

Ilusión Azl, Orquesta Alfredo de Angelis, Canta Carlos Dante, 1945
Bailan Sebastian Arce - Mariana Montes
Bailan Fernando Sanchez - Ariadna Naveira

Pobre Flor, Orquesta Alfredo de Angelis, Cantan Carlos Dante y Julio Martel, 1946

Pequeña, Orquesta Alfredo de Angelis, Canta Carlos Dante, 1949
Bailan Julio Balmaceda - Cecilia Gonzales

El Santo de la Espada, Orquesta Alfredo de Angelis, Canta Julio Martel, 1950

Criolla, Orquesta Alfredo de Angelis, Cantan Carlos Dante, Oscar Larroca, 1951

Como Las Margaritas, Orquesta Alfredo de Angelis, Cantan Carlos Dante, Oscar Larroca, 1952

Lina, Orquesta Alfredo de Angelis, Cantan Carlos Dante, Oscar Larroca, 1952

Adiós, Adiós, Orquesta Alfredo de Angelis, Cantan Carlos Dante, Oscar Larroca, 1955

Angélica, Orquesta Alfredo de Angelis, Canta Juan Carlos Godoy, 1961

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