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“Ensueños” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica, 1943.

'Ensueños', Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

Luis Brighenti

Pianist, composer and leader (December 3, 1906 – March 17, 1984)

Luis Brighenti, a multifaceted artist born on December 3, 1906, in Buenos Aires’ vibrant Villa Crespo neighborhood, was more than just a pianist and composer – he was a musical trailblazer and leader. His father, Héctor, a musician himself, likely played a pivotal role in sparking Luis’s passion for music.

After completing his elementary school education, Luis embarked on a unique journey. He secured a job at the Droguería Americana, dedicating four years of hard work to finance his piano lessons. Determination fueled his ambition, and as he mastered various musical pieces, he took a bold step toward a full-time music career.

Initiating his musical career in the local cinema theaters, Luis’s talent quickly caught the attention of the music scene. By 1927, he had become a pianist in the Ricardo Brignolo Orchestra, later diversifying his musical pursuits by collaborating with various other orchestras.

As a composer, Luis Brighenti’s legacy is immortalized through his masterpiece, “Ensueños” – a tango graced with a captivating melody.

Though adorned with lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo, the piece is often celebrated in its instrumental form.

Luis Brighenti’s life story is a testament to the transformative power of passion and dedication, proving that the pursuit of one’s artistic calling can lead to a legacy that transcends time.

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