The Tango Archive is a collection of information about new and
historical tangos and its musicians. It was created many years ago
to find out the
authors, composers, performers of música típica
compilation consists of two separate ascii files organized as one line
per record. Meanwhile there are other sites
with more comprehensive contents.
Additionally there is a page
Contacting Tango and Bandoneon Musicians
where you can search in its index
to find musicians.
- The tango database contains in one 132 char line the
There is no place for the label to be included now.
- author / composer
- genre of music (tango, vals, milonga etc)
- media number
- The musicians database contains in that order:
- instruments/ biographic period
- year of event
- coworkers or orchestras
- and sometimes information source
- A third database is like the first but contains only my private
Since the actual sizes of the files are not handy to be downloaded
entirely, you may search for string patterns within the files.
If something is found, it will be displayed.
The database can't be complete. It's created during my free time.
Now you may contribute extending the information by
Every line contains in that very order:
- author (composer and lyricist)
- gentr (tango, milonga, vals etc. - sometimes erroneous
- performer (orchestra)
- the media number (order number), sometimes the source of information
Sometimes in the place for author you will find l:<name> which means
lyricist, m:<name> is composer, bailarin(a) means dancer. Hope the other
indications will be understood. Otherwise please mail me.
Media may be CD, vinyl records or 1/4 inch tape (Tx #/p#/####).
Media numbers EB-CD ## indicate the series of historical recordings
"El Bandoneon" issued in Spain. If you search for such a string, you will
get a listing of the titles on that media.
The Tangos Compilation
(> 388 kByte, please enable
132 char/line printing)
A compressed version
(57 kByte) can be downloaded.
The artist's database is organized in a similar manner but:
- name of the musician
- performed instrument
- place of recording with year
- interpreter (orchestra)
- the media number
Most musicians appear many times on the list, this is because of several
recordings or biographic items (orchestras, places etc.).
The Artists Compilation
(172 kByte - please enable 132 char/line printing)
A compressed version
(33 kByte) can be downloaded.
|Please, do not use accents and suppress the surname if possible to increase
the hit rate within the selected data set. Only matching string patterns
are found. Use the known fragment of the string if you are not sure about
E.g. use D'Arienzo or even Arienzo and not
Juan Darienzo which will not be found.
||Por favor suprima los acentos y evite los nombres utilizando únicamente
los apellidos aumentando así la probabilidad de acierto en la búsqueda
dentro del archivo seleccionado. El sistema no permite combinar términos.
Note: The artists are ordered surname, first name