Luis Bacalov

Luis Bacalov

Real Name:
Luis Enríquez Bacalov
NOTE: If credited as Luis Bacalov or any other name with Bacalov, please use that entry!

Brazilian pianist and composer born on August 30,1933 in Buenos Aires.

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


UAS 5183 Luis E. Bacalov* We Still Kill The Old Way (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album, Comp) United Artists Records UAS 5183 US 1968 Sell This Version
PRE 8 L.E. Bacalov* Musica Per Commenti Sonori Tratta Dal Film «Il Prezzo Del Potere» (Album) CAM PRE 8 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
ZSLGE 55066 Luis Bacalov Pitturamusica(LP, Album, Ltd) General Music ZSLGE 55066 Italy 1971 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
FML 6 Luis Bacalov The Summertime Killer (Album) Seven Seas FML 6 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
ZSLGE 55493 Luis Enriquez Bacalov* Lo Chiamavano Mezzogiorno / The Man Called Noon (Colonna Sonora Originale) (Album) General Music ZSLGE 55493 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
LPX 27 Rosa Balistreri / Luis Enriquez Bacalov* / I Ninhos Pega Rosa Balistreri / Luis Enriquez Bacalov* / I Ninhos Pega - La Seduzione (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film)(LP, Album) Cetra LPX 27 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
TPL1 1149 Luis Bacalov Desbandes RCA TPL1 1149 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
TBL1-1234 Ennio Morricone / Luis Bacalov Ennio Morricone / Luis Bacalov - Per Amore (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) (Album) RCA Original Cast TBL1-1234 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
GML 10014 Luis Bacalov - Giovanni Tommaso Luis Bacalov - Giovanni Tommaso - Sincretic 1 General Music GML 10014 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
803 016 Luis Bacalov La Citta' Delle Donne (Album) CAM 803 016 France 1980 Sell This Version
RSAG 9104 Luis Bacalov, Federico Fellini Luis Bacalov, Federico Fellini - La Citta' Delle Donne(LP, Album) CAM RSAG 9104 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
KD 593 Luis Bacalov Coup De Foudre (Album) General Music KD 593 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
803062, 803.062 Luis Bacalov Le Juge(LP) Général Music France, Général Music France 803062, 803.062 France 1984 Sell This Version
IMGM 002 Luis Bacalov Django - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Album) Intermezzo (2), General Music IMGM 002 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
IMGM 011 Luis E. Bacalov* Quien sabe? Töte Amigo (Album) Intermezzo (2), General Music IMGM 011 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
CVS 015 Luis Bacalov Luis Bacalov Plays Nino Rota(CD, Album) CAM CVS 015 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
162 029-2, 162 026-2 Luis Bacalov The Postman (Il Postino) (Album, Comp) Hollywood Records, Miramax Records 162 029-2, 162 026-2 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
COS 023 Luis Bacalov Anni Ribelli (Original Soundtrack)(CD, Album) CAM COS 023 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
VCDS 7014 Luis Bacalov The Italian Western Of Luis Bacalov(CD) Vivi Musica VCDS 7014 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
74321-37416-2, OST 132 Luis Enrique Bacalov* Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo (Original Soundtrack)(CD, Album, RE) RCA, RCA Original Cast 74321-37416-2, OST 132 Italy 1996 Sell This Version