Gerardo Matos Rodríguez

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Gerardo Anacleto Matos Rodríguez
portrait of Gerardo Matos Rodríguez
Gerardo Matos Rodríguez
Background information
Birth nameGerardo Hernán Matos Rodríguez
Also known asBecho
Born(1897-03-28)March 28, 1897
Montevideo, Uruguay
DiedApril 25, 1948(1948-04-25) (aged 51)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Occupation(s)Composer, journalist, piano player
Years active1917–1948

Gerardo Hernán Matos Rodríguez (Montevideo, March 18, 1897 - Ib., April 25, 1948) was a musician, pianist, journalist and composer of Uruguayan tangos and Creole songs. In 1916, he created his masterstroke, La Cumparsita. The piece that has been named "The tango of tangoes" has been plagiarized many times. The text version created in 1924 by Pascual Contursi und Enrique Pedro Maron was made famous by Carlos Gardel: "Si supieras que aún dentro de mi alma ...".[1]

Gerardo Matos Rodríguez in Philippe Jaroussky's discography, filmography and performance history

Studio albums

Year Title Notes Studio album
2021 La Cumparsita Only Guitar solo Thibaut Garcia À sa guitare (Album)

On video

Concert programs

Year Title Studio album

See the respective program page for a list of possible recordings.

Complete list of musical pieces by Gerardo Matos Rodríguez

This listing only reflects the musical pieces performed by Philippe Jaroussky.

Year published or performed Title Album, video or concert program Year first published/performed
2021 La Cumparsita Only Guitar solo Thibaut Garcia 1916 À sa guitare (Album)


  1. "Gerardo Matos Rodríguez". Wikipedia. Archived from the original on 6 October 2021. Retrieved 6 October 2021.