The Buenos Aires to the one that Piazzolla returned from New York was transforming quickly in the decade of sixty. The cultural ferment of this new decade, very dynamic everywhere of the world, was implying a potentially wider "space" for not conventional artists as Piazzolla, and this one did not hesitate to make use of it.
During his career Astor Piazzolla he wrote slightly more than three thousand works. The French entity SACEM (Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Éditeurs de la Musique) recognizes it formally in the category of unusually prolific composers. A finished catalog of his works still does not exist, and it will be difficult to complete it, since often Piazzolla was giving his scores or simply he forgot them.
At the beginning of 1935, Gardel achieved that a minuscule role was awarded to Astor in the third one of the movies that did in New York, and also the best: The day that you love me. Astor represented a "canillita" ("The role is just for a culprit as you", Gardel said to him) and received like pay 25 dollars. There preserved all his life a photo of the fleeting and almost imperceptible scene in which it appeared along with Gardel and actor Tito Lusiardo.
Astor had just fulfilled four years. His first identity card (Nº 87979) was expressed on March 29, 1925, and the trip in the ship Bread America had to be soon. The family Piazzolla settled first of all in Port Reading been of New Jersey, then to find hostel in a department of Manhattan.
Born one March 11, 1921 in the city of Mar del Plata, his infancy was shared between Buenos Aires and New York. He was nine years old when it began penetrating into the world of the music.
Astor Piazzolla was born about two o'clock in the morning of Friday, the 11th of March 1921, in a house located in the street Rivadavia 2527 of the city of Mar del Plata, three blocks of the cathedral, it was called by Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla, the only son of Vicente Piazzolla and of his wife, Asunta Manetti. The parents were living in a rented quarter that was in the funds of the confectionery The Marplatense. "We all think that it was of very good augury that a boy was born in this candied world", would say later the Astor mother. This day had been born the Argentine equivalent of George Gershwin or Duke Ellington.
Astor said: "when I entered with Troilo, I was trying to imitate many of his things... I learned the pitfalls of the tangueros, these pitfalls of the intuitive one that served to me further on. It might not define them technically, there are ways of touching, of feeling; it is something that goes out of inside, this way, without returns. I was, at first, one of so many people bandoneones that had Troilo in his band, but I wanted to be the first one and I it went so far as to be. The Fat person was trusting in me."
The Astor teacher in Paris would be a Nadia Boulanger, legendary mentor of composers and intimate Stravinsky friend. For then it had nearly seventy years. His influence on the young generation was already not the same as earlier but for Astor, it meant everything!. "It was like studying with my mom", he would say in the later years.
Astor Piazzolla was the Argentine equivalent of Gershwin or Ellington. His compositions are ideal for the classic musicians who want to come to more public without doing authorizations. Piazzolla represents one of the rarest cases in which an author is unrolled of extraordinary form so much in the world of the popular music, with his tangos of Buenos Aires, as in that of the refined or classic music. Called symphonic tango created a new genre.
On February 17, 1653: Arcangelo Corelli, musician and Italian composer is born. Grosso contributed to the crystallization of the concerto. Author of numerous instrumental works (Concert of Christmas, The Follia, sonatas), father of the sonata for violin and inspirer of a group of composers of this instrument like Varacini, Germiniani and Viotti.
On February 13, 1883: Richard Wagner dies in Venice. Composer of German origin, renovator of the romantic opera. His inclination towards the music did not wake up up to knowing the works of Weber and Beethoven. After a life lax and invested in the game and the women, he married and traveled to Paris and then to Dresden, where his work was recognized. The transfer of his remains was comparable to the funeral procession of a big sovereign one.
On February 13, 1976: the soprano Lily Pons dies. A voice crystalline and extended towards the sharp one, joined a graceful figure and personal friendliness, they constitute the props of the formidable success of Lily Pons. An exceeded publicity helped to do of her almost a sacred monster of the singing; so much it was so in the decade of '40 went so far as to consider her to be the best singer of the world.
On February 12, 1924: there is released "Rhapsody In Blue" of George Gershwin. Gershwin managed to unite in this work three fundamental elements of the music of his country: the piano popular tradition, the harmonic treatment of the music of the theater of varieties and all the ambience of the African American blues.
On February 10, 1881: I release in Paris of "The Stories of Hoffmann" of Jacques Offenbach. The opera is an adaptation of Jules Barbier and Michel Carré of several stories of writer Ernst T.A. Hoffmann. The first one takes place with a mechanical doll, the second one with the victim of the conjuration of a magician, and the third one with a moribund sick person. The history begins with a prologue ambientado in a bar.
"The director does not have physical contact with the music that his instrumentalists produce and at most he can correct the phrasing or the rhythm of the score but his gesture does not exist if it does not find a band that is receiving"
"It would give everything what I have as a little of the genius that Schubert needed to compose his Ave Maria"
"When the work turns out to be a success, when a problem has been solved, we forget the difficulties and the perturbations and feel richly rewarded"
"When one is inspired by something good, the musician is born fluently, the melodies sprout; really this is a big satisfaction"
"With the help and the God's grace, I will be a Mozart in the composition and a Liszt in the skill"
Piazzolla represents one of the rarest cases in which an author is unrolled of extraordinary form so much in the world of the popular music, with his tangos of Buenos Aires, as in that of the refined or classic music. Called symphonic tango created a new genre renewing this way of decisive form the tango. If it is considered that the work of Piazzolla begins in 1946 with The desbande and concludes in 1990, with Him grand tango and with Five tango sensations, that the same year records with the quartet of ropes Kronos, it is deduced that it covers 46 years, space in which it produced not less than eight hundred works.
Carlos Gardel is perhaps the biggest myth of the Argentina. His artistic skill, his incomparable talent as singer of the suburbs of Buenos Aires, his musical instinct to compose some of the biggest tangos of all the times, his marvelous character, his fanaticism for the careers, have led him to being equalled perhaps only by another legend of the country of the south of the Silver: Eva Perón. Nevertheless, while all political activity can be worth of objections, comments and mistrust on the part of certain sectors of the population, the figure of Carlos Gardel is erected as universally for all the Argentinians and the followers of the tango across the world.
The music and the dance of the River Plate came to the margins of the Seine more than one century ago, seducing the French, but Juan José Mosalini lives through the tango now a real explosion in France, of the hand of some of his contemporary teachers, like the bandoneonista. In an interview with the AFP in Paris, before traveling to Argentina, where it will offer two concerts, and from which it will set off then in the direction of China, Mosalini evoked "passionate and unconditional" relation between Paris and the tango and between he and the bandoneón, which came to his hands when it was a chiquilín.
75 anniversary of the death of the singer and tanguista Carlos Gardel will lead XXII edition of the International Festival of Tango of Granada, which also will organize several parallel activities between which there are holidays of trasnoche, tango in the university or an exhibition. Between the artists who will take part in three forms of the festival - dance, set of instruments and sung - there is Leo Sujatovich, Cristian Zárate and the Japanese couple of dance Kyoto and Hiros Yamao.
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