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Bandoneon Day in Argentina: why is it celebrated today, July 11?

Bandoneon Day in Argentina: why is it celebrated today, July 11?
Bandoneon Day in Argentina: why is it celebrated today, July 11?

This date was declared in 2005 by the National Congress through law 26,035 and sanctioned on May 18 of that same year.

Each July 11 is celebrated on Bandoneon Day in Argentina. This date was declared in 2005 by the National Congress through law 26.035 and sanctioned on May 18 of that same year.

The day chosen for this event is in honor of the birth of Anibal Troilothe “Great Bandoneon of Buenos Aires”. This law was promoted by Francisco Torné (grandson of Zita Troilo) and the poet Horacio Ferrerpresident of the National Tango Academy.

Troilus, also known as “Pichuco”born on July 11, 1914 in Buenos Aires, is an indisputable figure of the bandoneon. He was a prominent tango composer and conductor, famous for his ability to experiment with new sounds. and for leading the most important orchestras of his time.

With his bandoneon, He accompanied great voices of tango such as that of Roberto GoyenecheAstor Piazzolla, who began playing the bandoneon as a child, found his true sound alongside Troilo, revolutionizing city music and taking it to a global level.

Troilo composed some 61 works. Notable among them are: “South”, “All my life”, “Responso” and “Neighborhood romance”.

Died on May 18, 1975 and left an indelible legacy in the world of tango. Self-taught, he became the director of one of the most prestigious orchestras in the country. His roles as bandoneonist, composer, director and arranger made him a central figure in the golden age of tango and he even managed to become an icon of 2×4.

What is a bandoneon?

He bandoneon It is a musical instrument that emerged from the evolution of the concertina, invented by Carl Friedrich Uhlig (1789-1874) in 1839, inspired by the accordion and conceived as a portable version of the harmonium (a type of pump organ).

The bandoneon is part of the bellows-driven free reed category, sometimes called compression boxes. The sound is produced when air flows through vibrating reeds mounted on a frame.

Source: Ambito

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