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Building a library

Ten years ago there was very little tango music available. Today the catalogue stands at several hundred discs. We guide you through the maze.

Choose your path:

By album

Beginning your collection

We have two sets of recommendations for people starting their cd collection. If you have been dancing tango for some time but not yet bought any cds, or if you are a musician, check out our Essential cds for beginning your tango library: Di Sarli, D'Arienzo, Pugliese and Troilo.

Beginning your collection: those completely new to dancing

On the other hand, if you are completely new to dancing, we recommend a slightly different set of cds. check out our Essential cds for beginning dancers: Di Sarli, D'Arienzo, Miguel Caló and Canaro.

This set is also ideal for those who already have our essential cds set and are looking to expand their collection

Broaden Your Collection

Before you rush out and buy another Pugliese cd - check out these great artists: Láurenz, Tanturi, D'Agostino-Vargas, Caló, De Angelis, & Donato.

Before The Revolution: the late 1920s

I have a particular fondness for the music of the late 1920s. This is the music I listen to most when I'm at home. Savour the tenderness of very first recordings of Fresedo and Di Sarli, the invention of De Caro, the sweetness of Canaro, the melancholy of Bianco - Bachicha.

Read our guide to this era.

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