Sheet Music

 

 

Tango is not only a practice; it is an experience which is expressed in a myriad of languages; physical, musical, spoken, representational. The artistic illustrations on sheet music covers capture the variety and vibrancy of countless Tango songs and stories, recounting tales of cultural collisions, broken boundaries, contradictions and lamentations.

 

Tango songs chronicle social situations and describe archetypal characters, such as El Negro Raúl. The songs might refer to politics: Congreso, tango parlamentario, or sport: Dinamita. They capture the upwardly-mobile transition in styles from streetwise compadrito: El porteñito  to glamorous fashion: Barón and acceptance in Parisian high society: El Tango en Paris. The artistic style of the cover illustrations ranges through the decades, such as 1910s caricature: La Cumparsita, 1920s sophistication: El Rey del cabaret or 1930s art deco: Mandinga.  

 

 

 

El Negro Raul.jpeg
El Negro Raul.jpeg
Congreso.jpeg
Congreso.jpeg
Dinamita.jpeg
Dinamita.jpeg
El Portenito.jpeg
El Portenito.jpeg
Baron.jpeg
Baron.jpeg
El Tango en Paris.jpeg
El Tango en Paris.jpeg
La Cumparsita.jpeg
La Cumparsita.jpeg
El Rey del Cabaret.jpeg
El Rey del Cabaret.jpeg
Mandinga.jpeg
Mandinga.jpeg
El Triunfo del Tango.jpeg
El Triunfo del Tango.jpeg
El Taura.jpeg
El Taura.jpeg
Adios Pampa Mia.jpeg
Adios Pampa Mia.jpeg