El Espejero published a wonderful story about how the orquesta of Donato probably came to an end by the love affair between his three singers.
Then on the Facebook Group: Today’s Tango Is… Paul Bottomer asked about the correct speed of “Mañana será la mía”, Donato’s last recording with Horacio Lagos and his wife Lita Morales.
The version Paul uploaded on Youtube is the same I found in my collection and is almost perfect tuned in key E♭, but sounds too fast.
Playing in E♭ is not so common in tango, while D is a very common key in tango. This indicates that it is probably 5.6% too fast. Correcting it makes it 2:52 long. (The Club de Tango version is 2:55 long, probably more or less at the right speed).
Listen to the uncorrected fragment, then the same fragment corrected:
Especially the voices sound more natural at the corrected speed.
Download here my retuned Donato – Mañana sera la mia.