Luis Bacalov

Luis Bacalov

Real Name:
Luis Enríquez Bacalov
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Luis Bacalov (born August 30, 1933, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentinian-born Italian pianist and composer.

At the age of five he began his music education with Enrique Baremboim and continued his studies with Berta Sujovolsky (Artur Schnabel's pupil).
He began his music performances in Argentina when he was very young. He played as a soloist, in duo with the violinist Alberto Lisy and in several chamber music ensembles. He made some research work on popular music in the Latin American countries, working in this field for the Colombia Radio and Television, for which he also played the 19th and 20th century piano compositions of USA and Latin America.
From the 1960s onward, he has been an active composer for cinema both in Italy and in France. He has worked with directors such as Lattuada, Damiani, Scola, Petri, Faccini, Giraldi, Wertmüller, Kurys, Stora, Lefebvre, Borowczyk, Greco, the Frazzi brothers, Pasolini, Fellini, Radford and Rosi. He has recently composed the sound track for "Il cielo cade" directed by the Frazzi brothers with whom he will collaborate again for the movie "Almost American".
He has been awarded many prizes and has had several nominations for the movie sound track of "Il Postino", directed by Michael Radford: the Davide di Donatello, the Globo d'Oro of the Foreign Press in Italy, the Nastro d'Argento of the Association of the Film Critics, the Oscar Prize of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science, the Bafta Prize (British Academy for Film and Television Arts) and the Prize Nino Rota. In addition, he has obtained a nomination to the Davide di Donatello for the movie "La Tregua", directed by Francesco Rosi, and another one by the A.M.P.A for the "Vangelo secondo Matteo" directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Bacalov is also an active conductor and pianist for radio and television broadcasting companies as well as for concert associations in Europe, USA and Latin America. Along with the traditional and contemporary repertoire, he performs music by Latin-American composers, including his own works.
In addition, he has composed works for the guitar and the violin, for both instrumental ensembles and for piano and orchestra. He has recently composed "Misa Tango" (Tango Mass) for soloists, chorus and orchestra which has been recorded by the D.G.G with soloists Placido Domingo, Ana María Martínez and Hector Ulíses Passarella, under the conducting of Myung-Whun Chung. The composition has been performed in Rome with the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia during the 1999 Easter Festival. For the D.G.G company Luis Bacalov has recorded a personal transcription for piano and orchestra of Piazzolla's Tangos as well as his own Tango "Tangosain". His future engagements include the composition of an "operatango" based on his short story "Gardel y el compadrito", which has been transformed into a dramatic libretto by Enrique E. Buenaventura, C Sessano and J.L. Goyena.
He has formed a quartet with bandoneón, double-bass, percussions and piano, with which he plays compositions that aim to establish links between several different musical cultures, thus achieving a strongly syncretic combination among elements of ethnic, urban and contemporary music.
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Luis Bacalov Discography


Luis E. Bacalov* We Still Kill The Old Way (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album, Comp) United Artists Records US 1968 Sell This Version
L.E. Bacalov* Musica Per Commenti Sonori Tratta Dal Film «Il Prezzo Del Potere» (Album) CAM Italy 1969 Sell This Version
ZSLGE 55066 Luis Bacalov Pitturamusica(LP, Album, Ltd) General Music ZSLGE 55066 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
SL 20252 Luis Bacalov Galanterien (LP, Album, Promo) RCA Red Seal SL 20252 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
SL 20251 Luis Bacalov - Julian Aguirre, Jorge Berroa (2), Juan José Castro, Alberto Ginastera, Claudio Santoro, Guillermo Uribe Holguin Luis Bacalov - Julian Aguirre, Jorge Berroa (2), Juan José Castro, Alberto Ginastera, Claudio Santoro, Guillermo Uribe Holguin - Latin American's Classic Music(LP, Album, Promo) RCA Red Seal SL 20251 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
ZSLGE 55070 Luis Enríquez Bacalov* Paesaggi(LP) General Music ZSLGE 55070 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
Rosa Balistreri / Luis Enriquez Bacalov* / I Ninhos Pega Rosa Balistreri / Luis Enriquez Bacalov* / I Ninhos Pega - La Seduzione (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) (Album) Cetra Italy 1973 Sell This Version
Luis Bacalov The Summertime Killer (Album) Seven Seas Japan 1973 Sell This Version
Luis Enriquez Bacalov* Lo Chiamavano Mezzogiorno / The Man Called Noon (Colonna Sonora Originale) (Album) General Music Italy 1973 Sell This Version
Luis Bacalov Desbandes RCA Italy 1975 Sell This Version
Ennio Morricone / Luis Bacalov Ennio Morricone / Luis Bacalov - Per Amore (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) (Album) RCA Original Cast Italy 1976 Sell This Version
GMS 0002 Piccioni* - Morricone* - Bacalov* Piccioni* - Morricone* - Bacalov* - I Suoni Del Silenzio(LP, Album) General Music GMS 0002 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
Luis Bacalov - Giovanni Tommaso Luis Bacalov - Giovanni Tommaso - Sincretic 1 General Music Italy 1979 Sell This Version
Luis Bacalov, Federico Fellini Luis Bacalov, Federico Fellini - La Citta' Delle Donne (Album) CAM Italy 1980 Sell This Version
Luis Bacalov Coup De Foudre (Album) General Music Canada 1983 Sell This Version
803 045 Luis Bacalov Le Jeune Marié, Bande Originale Du Film(LP, Gat) Général Music France 803 045 France 1983 Sell This Version
803047 Luis Bacalov Bande Original Du Film "L'art D'aimer"(LP) Général Music France 803047 France 1983 Sell This Version
803062, 803.062 Luis Bacalov Le Juge(LP) Général Music France, Général Music France 803062, 803.062 France 1984 Sell This Version
803.071 Luis Bacalov Un Amour Interdit (Bande Originale Du Film)(LP, Album) General Music 803.071 France 1984 Sell This Version
Luis Bacalov Django - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Album) Intermezzo (2), General Music Italy 1985 Sell This Version
Luis E. Bacalov* Quien sabe? Töte Amigo (Album) Intermezzo (2), General Music Italy 1986 Sell This Version
244916-1, 244 916-1 Luis Bacalov La Maschera(LP, Album) Général Music France, Général Music France 244916-1, 244 916-1 France 1989 Sell This Version
FM 13647 Luis Bacalov / Various Luis Bacalov / Various - La Bugiarda(LP, Album) Five FM 13647 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
74321130832 Luis Bacalov Luis Bacalov Plays Nino Rota(CD, Album) Ariola, CAM 74321130832 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
74321108062 Luis Bacalov La Cité Des Femmes(CD, Album) CAM 74321108062 France 1991 Sell This Version