The Masters of Tango
Osvaldo Fresedo was determined to rid tango of some of its 'orthodox' characteristics. He remains a figure of incontestable importance on the tango scene, where he helped changes come about faster and considerably enriched the tango repertoire. His style is characterised by the importance of the melody, which takes precedence over any rhythmic variations. The romantic atmosphere, which is immediately recognisable, can be attributed to the slow tempi he used, sometimes with an element of rubato.