The Orquesta Típica Victor was created in 1925 by the record company Victor to promote their own label. It was directed by Adolfo Carabelli from 1925 to 1936 and left a great number of recordings still known today for their quality and excellence of interpretation.
As a label orchestra, OTV never performed in public. Each recording sessions brought together a selection of musicians and signers afiliated to the record company, many of which were part of other major orchestra we know today. Pedro Laurenz, Elvino Vardaro and Anibla Troilo among many others recorded with OTV.
The orchestra was directed by bandoneonista Federico Scorticati from 1936 to 1943 and by Mario Maurano from 1943 to 1944.
The last recording by OTV was a waltz entitled “Sobre las olas”, recorded in 1944. Tango orchestras were so numerous in Buenos Aires in the mid 40’s there was no need to promote tango at all anymore.
OTV is one of many orchestras assembled by Victor label for promotional purpose. The others are: La Orquesta Victor Popular, La Orquesta Típica los Provincianos, La Orquesta Radio Victor Argentina, La Orquesta Argentina Victor, la Orquesta Victor Internacional the Cuarteto Victor and the Trio Victor.
According to most sources they made 444 recordings.
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