Ausgabe für Kontrabass und Klavier.
Julián Aguirre, one of the best-known composers of the Argentine school of Romantic Nationalism, was born in Buenos Aires on January 28th, 1868. Pianist and composer, he studied in the Conservatory of Madrid between 1882 and 1886. His teachers were Emilio Arrieta (composition) and Carlos Beck (piano) and he obtained the First Prize of the conservatory in piano, composition and counterpoint. During his residence in Spain he impressed Isaac Albéniz with his ability at the piano and, back in Argentina in 1886, he achieved a solid reputation as a pianist.
He performed many concerts in Buenos Aires and in various provinces. He remained in Rosario for one year and he finally established himself in Buenos Aires, where he became an eminent figure in the musical scene. As a composer, he made use of a romantic musical language and derived elements from the Argentine popular music – especially the slow rhythms, which he presented with grace and subtlety in his writing. Julian Aguirre died in Buenos Aires on August 13th, 1924.
These »Two Creole Airs« belong to a group of pieces originally written for piano and were masterfully transcribed for violin by Andrés Gaos (1874-1959), a Spanish violinist who lived in Argentina. The first of them is a sort of nostalgic and melancholic song. The second one, by contrast, has a certain resemblance to the milonga dance and a roguish character.
Komponist: Julián Aguirre.
Arrangeur: Martín Rosso.
Ausgabe: Partitur und Stimme.
Verlag: Melos MEL9152.