The most significant piece in the history of tango.
The year was 1916 when a young student of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Montevideo: Gerardo Hernan Matos Rodriguez, called the “Becho”,in the smoky atmosphere of the cafe” La Giralda “(today the building Salvo) in Montevideo, Uruguay, composed a small march dedicated to the circle of students to whom it belonged (called “La Comparsa” of Montevideo) entitled it precisely the “Comparsita” and then transformed it into “Cumparsita“.
La Cumparsita is a complex piece, not for those who are beginners! Give it a look anyway, perhaps following the notes on the score, a good listener is always helpful. The performance of the piece is of Hugo Aisemberg, an Argentine pianist who is currently the Artistic Director of the “Astor Piazzolla Center.”
Download mp3: La cumparsita
Download the sheet music HERE