MASTER OF THE TANGO Bandoneón player Alfredo Marcucci has died June 12, 2010 in Landen, Belgium at age 81. Alfredo Marcucci was taught the profession by his uncle, the great Bandoneón player Carlos Marcucci. Since 1947 Alfredo played in the big orchestras of the time: Raúl Kaplún, Carlos di Sarli, Julio de Caro. At the end of the 1950's, when the Tango got less popular he toured the world with the folklore group Los Paraguayos for 15 years. After meeting his Dutch wife he chose to stop playing professionally and starts working in a factory to be able to support his family. In 1986 he is able to retire and starts Orquesta Típica. He teaches Leo Vervelde and Carel Kraayenhof, Sexteto Canyengue the art of the Bandoneón. A "second youth" starts and with Channel Classics he records 'Timeless Tango', 'Touched by Tango' and in 2004 - in honor of his 75th birthday, - 'a life of Tango'. It was a wonderful experience to work with Alfredo these last 13 years. Put his bandoneon in his hands was like seeing a small boy with his favorite toy. His music and musical timing was extroardinary. For all the musicians that have worked with him, I can speak for them that Alfredo will be sorely missed. Jared Sacks
Im Reiche des silbernen Lowen - Fury of the Sabers English SUBS 1965 a film by Karl May
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