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Quinteto Real

The Quinteto Real was formed in 1960 with the simple aim of making instrumental tangos designed for listening rather than dancing with space to display the virtuoso playing of its members:

This is one of the strongest small groups ever to play tango music. Salgán, Francini and Láurenz had all led tango orchestras in their own right and are synonymous with their instruments. The playing is fresh, spontaneous and exciting, inventive, and witty, with delightful interplay between the soloists. Francini's romantic violin playing in particular is a joy.

Francini and Láurenz are now no longer with us and the project continues as the Nuevo Quinteto Real, but this is the original incarnation of the group and, for me, the best.

I'd encourage you to get the double album whilst it's still available but if you're not sure if you want that much from this group, get the bargain priced single album on Sony's de colección imprint.

Quinteto Real - de colección

Quinteto Real - de colección

Sony 80504

Every tango household should have one CD of the Quinteto Real - and we can recommend this one! There's nothing on here that isn't on the double album that we also sell (so don't get this if you already have that); the original Quinteto Real didn't record so very much - but of all it is of very high quality.

Normal UK selling price: n/a (Argentine import)
Our price:£7.49

Track list

  1. La cumparsita
  2. Canro en París
  3. A media luz
  4. Buenos Aires
  5. El choclo
  6. Organito de la tarde
  7. La puñalada milonga
  8. Adiós muchachos
  9. Caminito
  10. Palomita blanca vals
  11. A fuego lento
  12. Julián
  13. Pobre gallo Bataraz
  14. Adiós pampa mía
  15. Taquito militar milonga
  16. El abrojito
  17. Gran hotel Victoria
  18. Ya no cantas chingolo
  19. Ojos negros
  20. La trampera milonga

Nuestros 30 Mejores Tangos

Nuestros 30 Mejores Tangos


This double album on Columbia has to be one of the most unknown jewels in the catalogue. A new generation of tangueros now have the chance to hear this amazing group. Congratulations to Sony for releasing this material.

Normal UK selling price: n/a (Argentine import)
Our price:£15 2 CDs, slim-line jewel case.

2001 Sony Music Argentina

Track list

Disc One
  1. La cumparsita
  2. Canaro en Paris
  3. A media luz
  4. Ojos negros
  5. La trampera milonga
  6. Buenos Aires
  7. El choclo
  8. Organito de la tarde
  9. La puñalada milonga
  10. Ya no cantas chingolo
  11. Romance de barrio vals
  12. Adiós muchachos
  13. El pollo Ricardo
  14. La loca de amor
  15. A la gran muñeca
Disc Two
  1. Caminito
  2. Felicia
  3. Palomita blanca vals
  4. A fuego lento
  5. Ensueños
  6. Mal de amores
  7. El amanecer
  8. Julian
  9. Tema otoñal
  10. Corralera
  11. Pobre gallo Bataraz
  12. Adiós pampa mía
  13. Taquito militar milonga
  14. El abrojito
  15. Gran Hotel Victoria

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