Archive for August 27th, 2010

1919, 27 August – birth of ISMAEL SPITALNIK

Composer, Leader, Bandoneonist (Virgo) – he was born in Buenos Aires of Jewish immigrant parents…as  a child he already showed great ability in music … as a teenager he created a duo with a young Armando Cupo and they toured the surrounding communities playing in modest bars. His lucky break came in 1939 when he was invited by Angel D’Agostino to join his orchestra.

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He was an extremely simple, self-effacing man. A curious, intellectual mind inspired him to continue serious studies and he eventually became an expert in arrangement and instrumentation… in midst of all this he managed to finish  his studys in industrial chemistry.  In 1956 he joined the Osvaldo Pugliese orchestra with whom he shared an impassioned  allegiance to communism and in fact he toured the Soviet Union with that orchestra. His compositions are considered part of the early modern tango movement.

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  • CLICK HERE http://tinyurl.com/ISpitalnik to hear his orchetra play “De Vuelta al Bulin”, written by Jose Martinez and lyrics by Pascual Contursi with the voice of Angel Calderon
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