Ignacio Varchausky is doing a series of very interesting seminars on the style of different tango orchestras. Audio recordings of the seminars have been released with links in the facebook comments, and that means an opportunity to listen to them even when very lejos de Buenos Aires. They are in Spanish though, so you need to follow spoken Spanish reasonably well to make any use of it.
Apparently, they build on a seminar similar to the one that inspired this post on how to listen to tango, so you might want to check out that first, if you haven’t already. There is one seminar dedicated to a single orchestra and what characterizes their style. Highly recommended. Obviously, if you’re in Buenos Aires on September 16, you should go to Centro Cultural Lola Mora at 7 PM.
Ignacio encourages sharing these in one of the seminars, because the purpose of the seminars is to spread knowledge of tango. Of course, this is right up my alley, so I couldn’t resist. All the original download links can be found in the comments of the facebook event, but some of them will expire and some are very large files. Therefore, I host some more reasonably sized versions below (~50-100 MB each, choose between AAC/m4a or slightly smaller Opus versions):
Enjoy! ¡Espero que los disfruten!
EDIT 2015-11-19: Added first seminar about tango music in general and links to the YouTube-videos of the Salgán and Gobbi seminars. Also, the original event at Facebook expired, and there is now a Facebook-group for the series of seminars, get ready for a second run of seminars in 2016!
EDIT 2016-05-22: The new series has started. First seminar: Elementos básicos (YouTube video)
EDIT 2016-06-19: Second seminar: Julio De Caro (YouTube video)
EDIT 2016-07-25: Third seminar: Francini-Pontier (YouTube video)
EDIT 2016-09-01: Fresedo seminar: (YouTube video)
EDIT 2016-10-01: Miguel Caló (YouTube video)