G. E. 52

G. E. 52 Lalyta Almiron (1914-1997) 1931-1954 CD $17.00

   Lalyta Almiron performed pieces by Tarrega, Aguado and Coste on the guitar the day before her 7th birthday in the Savoy Hotel in Rosario Santa Fe, Argentina. When she was 9 years old she studied with Agustin Barrios for a period of 5 months.When she was 10 years old she played two concerts back to back 3 days apart in the Salon "La Argentina" in Buenos Aires. These concerts included pieces such as "The Magic Flute" Sor-Mozart and "Leyenda" (Albeniz). When she was 16 she performed in the Sala Mozart in Barcelona and the Ateneo in Madrid and recorded 10 pieces for Odeon in Barcelona. Three of those pieces are presented here. The remaining titles are from private recordings made in the 1940's-1954. They have been cleaned up, but there still is scratch sound, though not unpleasant. There never were duplicates of these recordings. The titles and more biographical data are listed below.

The selections are:

1. Estudio de Alard (arr. Tarrega) 1931 Barcelona

 2. Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2 (Chopin-Tarrega) 1931 Barcelona

 3. Torre Bermeja (Albeniz) 1931 Barcelona

 4. Pagina de Album - Romanza "Confesion" (Barrios) 1954

 5. Por Ti Mi Corazon No. 2 (Ponce) 1954

 6. Sonatina (Moreno Torroba)

 7. Fragments from "Andaluza" (Fortea)

 8. Impromptu Op. 17 (Fortea)

 9. Meditacion (Garcia Tolsa)

10. Claro de Luna (Beethoven-Jiménez Manjon)

11. Sarabanda (Bach)

12. Madrigal (Simonetti)

13. Estudio de Vieuxtemps (Tarrega)

14. Estudio (Giuliani)

15. Estudio (unknown)

16. Al Fin Solos (Garcia Tolsa)

17. Por Ti Mi Corazon No. 2 (Ponce)

 

   This biography of Lalyta Almiron from is from the Asociacion Guitarristica  Argentina magazine "Noticero Guitarristico" of c. June 1959. This is from page 383 of my book " Annotations For The History ofThe Classical Guitar In Argentina 1822-2000".

 

   Translation of the text:

 

   Lalyta Almiron was born in Junin (Province of Buenos Aires). At seven years of age she gave her first recital in the festivities of the Savoy Hotel of Rosario. Since then she always continued studying and working without discouragement, offering concerts in our country, America (New World) and the Old World. She deserves the ample renown of all the public and eulogies of the critics. She recorded a series of ten pieces for the "Odeon" record company in Barcelona (Spain). She offered recitals in:

Asociacion Guitarristica Argentina

Jockey Club and Salon "La Argentina" in Buenos Aires

Circulo Italiano in Santa Fe

Asociacion Guitarristica in Parana

Biblioteca Alberdi and Universidad Popular in Tucuman

Biblioteca Alberdi, Amigos del Arte and Club 20 de Febrero in Salta

Teatro Municipal in Santa Fe

Teatro Lavalle (sic? Lassalle?) and Teatro Odeon in Buenos Aires

La Opera and El Circulo in Rosario, in the last as well in a concert accompanied by maestro Domingo Scarafia, on piano.

Teatro Municipal in La Paz (Bolivia)

Teatro Solis and Teatro Sodre in Montevideo

She performed in:

Ateneo in Madrid in 1931

Sala Mozart in Barcelona in 1931

Sala Gaveau in Paris in 1931

 

   In the year 1950 she performed the Concierto de Aranjuez with an orchestra directed by Bruno Bandini.

 

   In September of 1958 she debuted two conciertos by Vivaldi for guitar and an orchestra of strings on the L. R. A. Radio Nacional. Directed by Bruno Bandini.

 

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