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Enrique Santos Discepolo

Enrique Santos Discepolo (Discepolin) (born 27 March 1901 in Buenos Aires - died on 23 December 1951) was an Argentine tango and milonga musician and composer, author of famous tangos such as Cambalache and many others performed by several of the most important singers of his time, amongst them notably Carlos Gardel.

Discepolo was attracted to the arts from an early age and tried acting and theater writing (with moderate success) before finally "arriving" to Tango. Even when his decision to write popular music wasn't totally separated from his previous exchanges with theater and acting, his older brother Armando resisted this move and therefore in the beginning things weren't easy for Enrique. Armando had taken over his education after his parent died when Enrique was very young.

Discepolo wasn't as prolific as some other Tango writers but he was very versatile in his styling. He was not only able to write ironic and moralist songs , but also romantic ("Sueno de juventud"), sarcastic , expressionist , passional and nostalgic on .

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