Un Chien Andalou (1928) tango music

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Un Chien Andalou (1928) tango music

PostWed May 25, 2016 8:06 pm

Does anyone know the name, or the details of the specific recording, of the tango music that was used as a theme on the soundtrack of UN CHIEN ANDALOU? I believe it was added by Bunuel for a 1960 re-release.
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Re: Un Chien Andalou (1928) tango music

PostWed May 25, 2016 8:49 pm

I've seen it listed as "Ole Guapa".
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Re: Un Chien Andalou (1928) tango music

PostWed May 25, 2016 9:03 pm

The tango in "Chien" doesn't match the various recordings of Ole Guapa on YouTube...but it's some well-known tango. If Wikipedia is to be believed, it's "a recording of two Argentinian tangos, "Tango Argentino" and "Recuerdos" by the Vicente Alvarez & Carlos Otero et son orchestre"

"The other music in Buñuel's score is the Libestod from Tristan und Isolde.

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Re: Un Chien Andalou (1928) tango music

PostThu May 26, 2016 8:51 am

BenModel wrote:The tango in "Chien" doesn't match the various recordings of Ole Guapa on YouTube...but it's some well-known tango. If Wikipedia is to be believed, it's "a recording of two Argentinian tangos, "Tango Argentino" and "Recuerdos" by the Vicente Alvarez & Carlos Otero et son orchestre"

"The other music in Buñuel's score is the Libestod from Tristan und Isolde.

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Thanks Ben. I just looked up that recording, and sure enough -- that's it.
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Re: Un Chien Andalou (1928) tango music

PostThu May 26, 2016 11:20 am

When I accompany the film I either replicate Buñuel's treatment or play it like it's a 2-reel comedy (which it sort of is).

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Re: Un Chien Andalou (1928) tango music

PostMon May 30, 2016 6:28 pm

Different arrangements can make a tango sound quite different from version to version, but Recuerdos is a standard that I'm very familiar with. I can't detect a trace of it in the Bunuel soundtrack.

I'm also not familiar with any song called 'Tango Argentino'. The name itself is suspect - it just means 'Argentinian Tango'. It would be a bit like calling an orchestral composition 'Classical Music'.

There is a website that is supposed to identify music from a YouTube clip, but it seems not to be working at the moment, unfortunately ... the search goes on.

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