El Trancao. Luisa Elena Paesano

The Trancao is a Venezuelan merengue by Luisa Elena Paesano (Venezuelan composer)

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Alma Llanera. Pedro Elías Gutiérrez

This is an arrangement made by me of Alma Llanera.
Alma Llanera is considered Venezuela’s unofficial second national anthem.

Music by Pedro Elías Gutiérrez and lyrics by Rafael Bolívar Coronado.
Its premiere was in 1914. Originally the song was a part of a zarzuela with the same name “Alma llanera: Zarzuela in one act”

¡Dedico esta interpretación a todos los venezolanos que luchan por la libertad de nuestro país!

Brisas del Torbes. Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera

In this post I am playing an arrangement for piano made by me of the song “Brisas del Torbes” by Venezuelan musician and composer Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera (1913-1993).

This piece is a bambuco. The bambuco is a type of song that appeared in Venezuela in the late nineteenth century and has it origins in the habaneras which is a cuban dance. The bambuco is popular in the Andes between Colombia and Venezuela.

I hope you enjoy this performance and I wish you in this new year all the best!

Dama Antañona. Francisco de Paula Aguirre

Dama Antañona is one of the most famous Venezuelan waltzes written by Francisco de Paula Aguirre (1875-1939).

One of my hobbies is to take pictures, all the pictures that accompany the videos of my music are mine. The image in this post is very special.  It is one of my favorite places in Venezuela, Pueblo Nuevo del Sur, where my mother’s family comes from.

 

 

La Dulzura De Tu Rostro. Ramón Delgado Palacios

Ramón Delgado Palacios (Caracas 1867-1902)

He is one of the best Venezuelan composers of the second half of the nineteenth century. His waltzes have a great lyricism, rhythmic and technical complexity. Ramon Delgado Palacios elevated this musical genre that was so fashionable at that time up to the concert level.

Delgados Palacios began his musical education in Caracas and completed his studies at the Paris Conservatoire, although he had influence of the French musical school, his music is mainly Venezuelan in character.

Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu. D. Modugno, F.Migliacci

This song also known as Volare is one of the most famous and popular songs of all times. It has won a lot of awards.  It has been translated to many languages and performed by many famous artists.

It was written by Franco Migliacci and Domenico Modugno, and it was recorded by Modugno in 1958.

There are a lot of different versions of this song of which I tried to play one more like Modugno’s original.

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