with or without bells - the question of sentimental tangos?

Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by opendoor, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    Which version of Carillón de la Merced would you prefer? The one with or the one without bells.

    (1968) Stamponi canta Rivero
    -without bells
    -with an independently oscillating and rising string arrangement
    -with a voice that competes with the instruments

    (1957) de Angelis canta Dante
    -with bells
    -with strings that accompany, accentuate, and support the melody
    -with a voice in the centre of the arrangement
    -with a bando-based groove

    or... (other versions appreciated)
  2. UKDancer

    UKDancer Well-Known Member

    I don't like either of those versions much. Orquesta Típica Victor (Ernesto Famá), 1931 has the best bells, but my favoured version is Rodolfo Biagi (Jorge Ortiz), 1941.


  3. Xenophon

    Xenophon New Member

    Another vote for the Biagi, then the OTV.
  4. sixela

    sixela Active Member

    Idem. If I have to choose between the two original ones, the Stamponi.
  5. dchester

    dchester Moderator Staff Member

    OTV for me.
  6. tangobro

    tangobro Active Member

    OTV is at the absolute apex, a distant 2nd for Biagi or Fresedo.



    (slightly leaning toward Fresedo right now)
  7. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    There is another that I have found:

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  8. rain_dog

    rain_dog Member

    OTV is pretty darned good, but if you want even older guard, there's the Corsini, which I quite like:

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  9. tangomonkey

    tangomonkey Active Member

    Opendoor you ask about sentimental tango. Lots of them are - what do you mean in this case?

    Sorry everyone, but I just don't like this piece. I just wouldn't dance to it. But if I had to, I'd prefer OTV. My personal view, of course....
  10. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    @tm
    generally I actually prefer romantic and sentimental tango. But there are exceptions, one is Carrielon, another Sentimental Gaucho. but on the other hand Que te Importa que te llore let me melt away.
  11. newbie

    newbie Active Member

  12. Yogur griego

    Yogur griego Member

    I also like Armando Pontier's version with Goyeneche.

    My preference is OTV
  13. sixela

    sixela Active Member

    And mine is _still_ Biagi, even after everyone professes to like the OTV better :-9.
  14. UKDancer

    UKDancer Well-Known Member

    Not everyone!
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  15. sixela

    sixela Active Member

    _Almost_ everyone, then. Glad to see I'm not alone.

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