1896, October 21 – BIRTH OF HORACIO PETTOROSSI

Composer, Leader, Guitarist (Libra) – at the age of 5 he began to take guitar lessons for which he quickly developed a great passion…his father died young and he had to quit to school to help support the family but he made the extra sacrifices necessary to continue his music studies…later would emerge a renown composer of some of the most beloved tangos in history…At the age of 19 he was offered his first gig when he was included in a group of  guitarists for a dance scene in the play “Juan Moriera”…it is in this period when he met Carlos Gardel which would develop into a life long collabroation and friendship..

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In 1923 he made his first tour of europe making his debut at the Prince Theater in Madrid…he arrived in Paris where tango was all the rage and he was invited to play at the tango club owned by the Piazzaro brothers…from here he was invited on a tour of Romania, Greece, Turkey and Italy…In Italy he composed “Otono”…after 6 years abroad he returned to Argentina but soon after was called to Greece where he was inspired to compose and record the beautiful waltz “Noches de Atenas”…back in Buenos Aires, Gardel again requested his presence on a Latin American tour but he was now so busy that he made a rare refusal to his friend; it was precisely on that trip that Gardel and all of his musicians lost their lives.

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  • CLICK HERE – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vgneoM0SGQ to hear the Osvaldo Pugliese Orchestra perform Pettorossi’s “Aquaforte” which was originally composed in Italy and initially banned there for its anarchist lyrics
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