Jose Bragato

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Birthday
12, 1915
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jul 18, 2017 (101)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
12, 1915
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jul 18, 2017 (101)

About

Argentinian cellist, composer, arranger, and musical archivist who was a prominent figure in the 1950s New Tango movement. He and fellow musician Lucio Milena founded the Channel 13 Orchestra. 

Before Fame

He emigrated from Italy to Argentina in 1927 when he was 12 years old, but was forced to move to Brazil in 1976 to escape Argentina's military dictatorship.

Trivia

He became known as an expert arranger of Paraguayan folk music, mastering guaranias and polkas.

Family Life

His father and his father's older brother were both flautists. 

Associated With

He gave his last solo performance when he was 80, accompanying Julio Bocca alongside the Atilio Stampone ensemble at New York's Radio City Music Hall.