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Janett’s Tango Did You Know…? Rodolfo Biagi

Posted: 19:49, Tuesday 8 April 2008 by Janett Jackson

Updated: 19:22, Tuesday 8 April 2008 by Janett Jackson

Biagi (1906, March 14 – 1969, Sept 24)

Rodolfo Biagi was a popular though not prolific composer. He earned his nickname “Hands Bruges” when he was working on the Radio Belgram show.

He was born in San Telmo in Buenos Aires. His career began when he was discovered by the movie maestro Juan Felix Maglio, aka Pacho, (1880-1934), who heard Biagi accompanying silent movies on the piano which he’d been doing for two years since he was thirteen years old. In 1930 Biagi accompanied Carlos Gardel in the recording studio and went on to work with Juan Canaro and Juan D’Arienzo as part of their orchestras and set up his own style of piano playing which was imitated by others.

In 1938 Biagi formed his own group and went on to play in radio shows and appear on television before suddenly dying in 1969.

Information source:
by Jorge Palacio (Faruk)


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