Colon Theatre, Buenos Aires
orchestras, soloists, ballet companies, and foreign and Argentine singers
perform in the most important cities of the country all year round.
Since 1848, the annual lyric season takes place in Buenos Aires.
However, the musical tradition of the country goes back five hundred
years to the XVlth century, when Spanish missionaries and conquerors arrived on
the first decade of last century, many musical composers arrived in Argentina
from Europe. Meanwhile, great
Argentine musicians such as Alberto Williams, Pablo Beruti, Drangosh, Garcia
Mansilla and Julián Aguirre were sharing public preferences.
Francisco Hargraves incorporated native music or folk music to classic
music with native influence is characteristic of the interior of the country,
and has a large number of listeners, both in Argentina and other parts of the
world. Zambas, cuecas, vidalas,
carnavalitos, the pericón, malambos, milongas, chacareras, etc. are deeply
rooted in the culture of the nation, and are highly popular.
Composers and performers like Atahualpa Yupanqui, Ariel Ramirez, Jaime
Torres, Mercedes Sosa and groups such as Los Chalchaleros and Los Fronterizos
have obtained national and international recognition.
and a Tango couple dancing in La Boca, Buenos Aires
is Buenos Aires' representative music. It
was born in the outskirts of the city and has spread all over the world.
Composers, orchestra directors, players and singers such as Carlos Gardel,
Enrique S. Discépolo, Homero Manzi, Catulo Castillo, Anibal Troilo, Osvaldo
Pugliese, Mariano Mores, Horacio Salgan, Eladia Vázquez, Carlos Di Sarli, Ángel
Vargas, Edmundo Rivero, Tita Merello, Susana Rinaldi, José Libertella, Ubaldo
de Lío, Alberto Marino Daniel Binelli, Pablo Ziegler, Néstor Marconi, Juan José
Mosalini, Horacio Ferrer and notably Astor Piazzolla are some of the great
innovators who have introduced tango in the musical stream of universal
the field of classic music, groups like the "Camerata Bariloche" and
composers like Felipe Boero, Hector Panizza, Schiuma, Andre, Lopez Buchardo,
Celia Torra, Gilardo Gilardi, Ana Carrique, Guastavino, de Rogatis, Lía
Cimaglia Espinosa, Suffern, Sciamarella, Juan José Castro and Alberto Ginastera
are major representatives of the importance of the Argentine musical production
which has been honoured all around the world.
has given to our time many directors, soloists and dancers that gained
international approval from both the critics and the public alike.
Among the most outstanding are conductors like Mariano Drago, Washington
Castro, Juan Jose Castro, Martini and Veltri; Marta Argerich, Bruno Gelber,
Silvina Kersenbaum, Martha Noguera, de Raco, Caracciolo, soloists such as Daniel
Baremboim and Alberto Lisy, and ballet dancers such as Liliana Belfiore, Olga
Ferri, Norma Fontenla, José Neglia, Iris Scaccheri and Julio Bocca.