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Tracing Tangueros: Argentine Tango Instrumental Music

Kacey Link and Kristin Wendland


This book offers an inside view of Argentine tango music in the context of the growth and development of the art form’s instrumental and stylistic innovations. It trace tango’s historical and stylistic musical trajectory in Argentina, beginning with the guardia nueva’s crystallization of the genre in the 1920s, moving through tango’s Golden Age (1932–1955), and culminating with the “Music of Buenos Aires” today. Through the transmission, discussion, examination, and analysis of scores, manuals of style, archival audio/video recordings, and live video footage of performances and demonstrations, ... More

Keywords: tango, Argentine tango music, tango music, tanguero, tango’s Golden Age

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199348220
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348220.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kacey Link, author
PhD Candidate, University of California, Santa Barbara

Kristin Wendland, author
Senior Lecturer, Emory University