La Cumparsita by Gerardo Matos Rodriguez

La Cumparsita by Gerardo Matos Rodriguez (1897-1948)

Gerardo Hernan Matos Rodríguez born in Montevideo, Uruguay, also known as Becho. Gerardo was the son of the owner of the Moulin Rougle, a popular local cabaret. He studied architecture, but did not complete the course. He began composing as a young student in 1917, and his first known work, La Cumparsita, which he wrote on the piano of the Federación de Estudiantes of Uruguay. It became one of the most recognizable tango pieces, though ironically, Matos was initially too shy to play the piece himself, and it became well-known through the performance of others.
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