Angel D'agostino


Angel Domingo Emilio D'Agostino (Buenos Aires, May 25, 1900 - January 16, 1991) was an Argentine tango pianist and composer. He played piano as a child and he studied at the conservatory and began very young to perform in public with a trio, in with also Juan D'Arienzo. In 1920, hired by the Palais de Glace, he formed his own orchestra. They played tango and jazz and accompanied silent films. In 1932 he met Angel Vargas. In 1934 he formed an orchestra dedicated exclusively to tango, with bandoneon player Aníbal Troilo and singer Alberto Echagiie. In 1940, he was hired by RCA Victor with the singer Vargas as Vargas D'Agostino and presented on Radio El Mundo, the country's largest broadcaster. Despite the short duration of the duo, their albums were among the most exalted of Argentine tango. Among his recordings are the tangos Three Corners, Florida Water and White Hand. D'Agostino continued with other singers, but none could surpass the popularity and the number of recordings he made with Vargas. The first was Tino Garcia, singer who remained until the end of the path of the orchestra. Bohemian Soul debuted in 1947 and his last recording was Mi Viejo Buenos Aires in 1962. He remained the only singer until the arrival of Ruben Cane in 1952. While Garcia was replaced briefly by Ricardo Ruiz. Cane went to the end of 1954. Garcia was again the only singer until the incorporation of Roberto Alvar, who recorded very few issues. The last singer who recorded with the orchestra wa...

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