A popular melody of 1928 in Europe

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A popular melody of 1928 in Europe

Unread post by radiotelefonia » Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:34 pm

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Lucio Demare was one of the greatest composers of all times. He started playing background music for silent films, later he conducted tango orchestras, wrote scores for several movies (mostly directed by his brother) and was one of the most unforgettable piano performers ever.

In 1928, being in Paris by an iniciative of Francisco Canaro he established a musical group with singers Agustín Irusta and Lucio Demare, which became extremely sucessful in Spain.

Their first success was a tango called MAÑANITAS DE MONTMARTRE, by the three of them (Demare wrote the music, the singers the lyrics).

This is the score, lifted from TodoTango:

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And this is the rare recording of that they made at the time (Rare because they have never been officially reprinted; and they never will). Fortunately, this version is a piano solo by Demare himself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxzAS44vhZM

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Unread post by Gagman 66 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:30 pm

Jorge,

:) Thanks. I have heard this a number of times before, but I don't remember where? I know it's been used in some Silent film scores though, Been awhile since I have heard the tune. Just wish that I could remember. :?

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Unread post by radiotelefonia » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:55 am

Jeffrey:

You may have heard it here:

http://www.todotango.com/spanish/creado ... demare.gif

It is performed by Lucio Demare himself too. According to Todotango it was recorded in 1957. However, I did have the original LP in Buenos Aires and I have to say that it is from 1968.

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