Archive for the ‘ Composers ’ Category

1921, August 19 – birth of FULVIO SALAMANCA

Pianist, Leader, Composer  (Leo) – born in the village of Juan B. Molina in the province of Santa Fe…he began to study musical theory and piano at the age of 6…at the age of 12 he was a certified piano teacher…at the age of 14 he formed his first orchestra calling it Orchestra Mickey

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 He spent 17 years with the Juan D’Arenzo orchestra; perhaps his best years…in 1957 he formed his own orchestra through which passed some great musical talent… he toured many countries but had great success in Japan… his passionate sense of justice sprouted strong political beliefs leaning toward communism for which he sacrificed much including frequent periods of incarceration.

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  • Click here http://bit.ly/FSalamca  to hear his orchestra sing “Los Despojos” (the remains) written in 1947  by José Dames (Lyrics by Horacio Sanguinetti) with the voice of  Julio Rodolfo
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1906, 9 August – BIRTH OF LUCIO DEMARE

Pianist, (Leo) leader and composer  of beloved tangos premier among them “Malena” in 1942…he was born in the neighborhood of Mercado de Abasto in Buenos Aires…his father Domingo was a professional violinst…his brother Lucas was a bandoneon player and legendary film director…in 1926 at the age of twenty, he was summoned by Francisco Canaro to Paris to front an orchestra in his name…thereafter he teamed up with singers Agustin Irusta and Roberto Fugazot to form an acclaimed trio which performed at the Teatro Maravillas in Madrid

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At the age of 5 Lucio was so focused on practising piano that his mother would have to threaten him to get him to come to the table for dinner…at the age of 8 he begins to play in the silent movie houses from 2 PM until midnight, “I loved it”, he was so say many years laterat the age of 19 he gets a gig in Paris where he meets Rodolfo Valentino and Carlos Gardel...until almost th last day of his life he continued composing tangos, many of which are still unpublished.

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  • Click here to hear his orchestra play “Remolino” sung by Raul Beron with the Miguel Calò Orchestra…it was composed by Mario Canaro with lyrics by Francisco Jimenez.  http://bit.ly/LDemare