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Alfredo Marcucci - A Life Of Tango

Trio Alfredo Marcucci; Alfredo Marcucci, Bandon?on
Release Date: 12/07/2004 
Label:  Channel Classics   Catalog #: 21904  
Composer:  Astor PiazzollaCarlos Gardel
Performer:  Alfredo MarcucciMichel van der MeireJuan Masondo
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Marcucci was born in 1929 in the village of Ensanada, growing up in a barrio of Buenos Aires, the tango's pulsating heart. He learned his art at the age of 7 from his uncle, the legendary bandon?onist and orchestra leader Carlos Marcucci. This was the golden age of the tango. The tango was heard in every living room and caf?, every family had someone who played the 'bando', the squeezebox that had come over with the German immigrants. In cafes, the tango was an all-night feature. Until his 14th year, the talented Marcucci performed in children's orchestras, and then he became a professionl, driven by financial need. His father had died and the young Alfredo had to provide for his family's income. From 1946 onward, the Argentinian played Read more with the great orchestras of that period, the orchestras of Raul Kapl?n, Carlos di Sarli, Julio de Caro, Eduardo Bianco. In the late 1950s, the tang went out of style. Marcucci lost his job. He accepted he invitation of a jazz ensemble to tour the Middle East for a couple of years. In 1961 Marcucci met the folklore group Los Paraguayos in Istanbul. At that time they were world famous. As a 'fake Parguayan' the bandon?on player travelled the world with them for 15 years. He married and started a family in Belgium. Exhausted by the wandering life, he left the groupin 1976 and put an end to his performing life. He got a job in a Brussels factory, making plastic lamps. With 'A Life of Tango' we celebrate his 75th birthday. On this release he peforms with tango musicians Juan Masondo and Dirk van Esbroeck, who brought him back to the Tango in 1986. He started recording again and founded Orquesta T?pica. Later he performed with ensembles including his own Sexteto Veritango, with guitarist Baltazar Ben?tez, and the Belgian string quartet Piacevole. Read less

Works on This Recording

Decaríssimo by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Alfredo Marcucci (Bandoneon), Michel van der Meire (Double Bass), Juan Masondo (Voice),
Juan Masondo (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; Argentina 
Mano a mano by Carlos Gardel
Performer:  Alfredo Marcucci (Bandoneon), Michel van der Meire (Double Bass), Juan Masondo (Voice),
Juan Masondo (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 

Sound Samples

Taquito Militar
La Chachila
Mano a Mano
Los Ejes de Mi Carreta
Volvio una Noche
El Once
El Choclo
Mi Vieja Viola
Gallo Ciego
Motivo de Vals
Mal De Amores
Don Juan

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