Here is another Golden Age orchestra for the tanda of the week. I chose Antonio Rodio‘s orchestra and Alberto Serna‘s vocal for the tanda of the week 37. Besides this tanda they have several danceable tracks. I hope you’ll enjoy as well as I do.
The tracks are:
Antonio Rodio / Alberto Serna: Esta noche en Buenos Aires (1944)
Antonio Rodio / Alberto Serna: Rosa celeste (1944)
Antonio Rodio / Alberto Serna: Vieja esquina (1943)
Antonio Rodio / Alberto Serna: Muñequita (1944)
Have a nice tango…
About Antonio Rodio (from todotango.com)
He was a highly trained violinist, with an exquisite taste for interpretation, gifted with a sweet sound, that contributed -as instrumentalist, composer and leader- to develop and give hierarchy to the evolutionist forms of tango. He replaced Elvino Vardaro in the orchestra of Pedro Maffia in 1929, and all his later work in our popular urban music is noted for a distinct seal of nobility and tango quality.
Antonio Rodio was born in Italy in the locality of Crispiano, province of Tarento, on January 25, 1904. His parents, Roque Rodio and Francesca Pumarola together with 7 children arrived in Argentina when Antonio was a very young boy.
He started grammar school when he was six and went to the school placed on Deán Funes street, between Pavón and Garay streets. He began his music studies with the maestro Mario Rossner on the upper floor of the tea-room Santa Lucía located on Montes de Oca and Martín García street corner, where he completed his elementary training on violin in 1912.
Immediately he entered the conservatory Thibaud-Piazzini where he followed high studies and graduated as concert player. Carlos Marcucci, who was studying as well at this conservatory was his friend and companion of studies. While working he widened his musical knowledge at the Rossengger conservatory, where he graduated as superior professor of violin on December 1918.