Disaster for D’Arienzo

After several years of huge success, as attested by the sheer amount of popular, danceable  recordings it left, Juan D’Arienzo’s orchestra suddenly imploded. In 1940, all the musicians and singer Alberto Echagüe rebelled and left the boss behind with empty hands. However, according to this excerpt, according to their contract, the orchestra members had to give D’Arienzo one month of  breathing space, continuing their work for a while. It must have been a month of tension and conflict. The article also mentions that Juan Polito, the pianist, was to lead the new orchestra, and in the end he did, but unfortunately, they haven’t left behind any recordings. D’Arienzo survived this disaster, however, and resumed recording music with a new orchestra the same year.

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