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El Entrerriano

World / Ethnic/Tango • 1897

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Title by uploader: El Entrerriano

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PDF, 426.7 Kb ID: SM-000337111 Upload date: 08 Jul 2018
Flute, Clarinet, Tuba, Classical guitar
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Type of score
Full score, Parts
G major
Tío Lavandina
MP3 file made in Sibelius 7.5
First famous tango by Rosendo Mendizabal written in 1897.
Mendizábal was born in Buenos Aires in 1868.
His family enjoyed a solid economic position, seeing his father as an orphan at the age of three years along with his brother named Sergio.
The material resources allowed that during his adolescence, he started Rosendo piano studies in his own home.
According to his daughter Carmen, he was entitled to wealthy assets of the family succession: the fabulous amount of $ 300,000 a property located on Pilar Street (currently, Montevideo), in front of Plaza 6 de Junio ​​(today, Vicente López). The overwhelming youth of Rosendo added to an uncontrolled desire for entertainment, gave a good account of that fortune with exquisite carelessness.
Frequently we read comments about his physical stamp: a gallant tan, a certain hauteur in the features. It excited our curiosity. The only effigy that we contemplate, diffused in some publications, did not go beyond a simple drawing.
We undertook the search of some photograph of him, thought collectors and experts in the matter that his finding was unlikely, nobody had ever seen it and it was doubtful that a photograph of it could currently be kept.
Our investigation knew no respite, and in the end, we are happy to offer the portrait of Rosendo before the eyes of the reader.
We draw him full-length and after a meticulous analysis of an old, unpublished photograph and the only one his daughters have of him.
In the same is represented at 24 April, it is worth commenting with a brief brushstroke the pose and clothes you saw.
It supports one of its arms on a small classic shaft, hair trimmed to the Umberto, delicate facial features on the dark complexion, and inevitable mustache that ends pointy. Albo handkerchief to the neck, long the sack, vest with flaps and lions (pants) of uncertain ironing. Such, the sketchy outline delineated Rosendo, whose presence emerges clearly every time we listen to his works.
Let's continue narrating his life. The prodigality with which he put his hand in his bag ended with it exhausted. Fortunately, his musical knowledge allowed him to teach piano lessons in wealthy homes. In this way he earned his life for a time.
Regarding his work performed in dance environments, authors Héctor Bates and Luis Bates tell us in their History of Tango:
«Among the places that Rosendo frequented, we found the Tarana. Let us add the houses of La vieja Eustaquia and La Parda Adelina among other sites of their initial performance. "
The data about the location of the latter are omitted. The Tarana later named J. Hansen, is notorious was in Palermo (Parque 3 de Febrero).
»He was also an irreplaceable pianist in the dancing house of Laura Montserrat (Paraguay Street, near the corner of Pueyrredón). Frequented by wealthy competitors, among whom turf professionals abound, this explains the titles of a large number of their tangos, namely: "Reina de Saba", "Don Padilla" and "Moth", elements that excelled at the Palermo racetracks and Belgrano.
«Rosendo acted generally like soloist, being his income conditioned to the generosity of the concurrent ones. If the importance of the meeting demanded it, a violinist and a flute player were added to it, the repertoire to be performed was made up of manuscript scores since the tangos of that time were not edited ". References extracted from the Theatrical Dictionary of the River Plate, author Tito Livio Foppa.
By 1897, it seems, they were heard for the first time in the aforementioned dances house of Laura, the sparkling and unforgettable bars of the tango "El entreriano" [sic. on the cover of the first edition].
Good number of tangos was lost because the first ones were not edited. At that time, if they were taken to paper they were written by hand at best. Generally the musicians supplied the score, playing by ear. Source: Todo Tango (
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For large ensemble

Title by uploader: La Entrerriana


Uploader Tío Lavandina
PDF, 1.38 Mb ID: SM-000338937 Upload date: 02 Aug 2018
Piano, Bandoneon, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass
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Large ensemble (9 or more players)
Type of score
Full score, Parts
F major
Tío Lavandina
We all know the famous tango by Rosendo Mendizabal
written in 1897 "El Entrerriano", or the beautiful waltz of
Alfredo Eusebio Gobbi "La Entrerriana" that Carlos Gardel recorded in June 1927.
Here I bring you a version for Orquesta Típica from "La Entrerriana"
tango by Rosendo Mendizabal. I do not know if it was ever recorded.
I hope you like this version. You can hear it here:
Tío Lavandina
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