“Un baile a beneficio” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica with Jorge Vidal in vocals, 1950.
Singer and composer (12 August 1924 – 14 September 2010)
“From an early age I had a clear position towards life, concerning social and political matters. And I was very lucky, God was always on my side. There were many bitter times, characteristic of the humans, but I was putting them in a corner.”
“Man should always have the interest to continue ahead and to keep on fighting. When he loses his capacity of astonishment, when there is nothing that may draw his attention, when he no longer has an interest that allows him to keep on living with enthusiasm and he doesn’t have strength to improve, well, he’d better kill yourself.”
“With Pugliese I learned, among so many things, to have respect for rhythm. I was very successful alongside him”.
“Isla de Capri” by Osvaldo Fresedo y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Ray in vocals, 1935.
Austrian composer, pianist, and conductor (11 August 1894 – 10 December 1939)
Wilhelm Grosz was able to apply a considerable melodic gift to setting the lyrics of popular songs, some of which became international successes.
Among them: “Isla de Capri”.
Grosz’s classical compositions include three operas, two ballets, incidental music for three plays, scores for a number of films, orchestral works, a Symphonic Dance for piano and orchestra, chamber music, piano pieces and songs.