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Ignacio Corsini

Ignacio Corsini

Ignacio Corsini


Ignacio Corsini (February 13, 1891 – July 26, 1967) was a well-known Argentine folklore and tango vocalist. Andrés Ignacio Corsini was born in Troina, a village in the Catania Province of Sicily, in 1891. He was the illegitimate son of Socorro Salomone and a local man whose identity was never revealed publicly—save for his being a Corsini (hence the child's last name). Ms. Salomone left Italy for Buenos Aires, in 1896, and settled in the middle-class Almagro section of the city. Read more on Last.fm
Ignacio Corsini (February 13, 1891 – July 26, 1967) was a well-known Argentine folklore and tango vocalist. Andrés Ignacio Corsini was born in Troina, a village in the Catania Province of Sicily, in 1891. He was the illegitimate son of Socorro Salomone and a local man whose identity was never revealed publicly—save for his being a Corsini (hence the child's last name). Ms. Salomone left Italy for Buenos Aires, in 1896, and settled in the middle-class Almagro section of the city.

They settled in Carlos Tejedor, then a small pampas town where Corsini would spend the remainder of his childhood, finding work as an ox cart driver and herdsman. Corsini returned in 1907 to the Almagro section of Buenos Aires, where he was influenced by folk singer José Betinotti and a circus performer, José Pacheco. Pacheco introduced him to the theatre and to his own dughter, Victoria Pacheco, whom Corsini would marry in 1911. He went on to perform in numerous theatre companies and circuses, and in 1912, he was a awarded a recording contract by RCA Victor. His interpretation of traditional folklore standards earned him singing roles in numerous Argentine films in subsequent years, mostly in period pieces set during Argentina's pastoral 19th century.

These included: Santos Vega (1916), ¡Federación o muerte! (1917) and Milonguita (1922). Having never attended a music conservatory, Corsini once attributed his unmistakable falsetto to his bucolic pampas upbringing, recalling that "birds taught me the spontaneity of their singing, without witnesses and in the great scenery of nature." Corsini also earned renown as a tango vocalist, however. Initially avoiding the genre, he included one tango piece, "Un lamento," in a 1920 album. Well received, this recording would remain his sole foray into tango until, in 1922, he was persuaded to premiere "Patotero sentimental" in a sainete (stage comedy), "El bailarín del cabaret." Corsini secured his standing in the world of tango by popularizing Juan de Dios Filiberto's soulful milonga, "Caminito," in 1927. Written as an ode to what was then an oft-used shortcut in the blue-collar La Boca section of Buenos Aires, "Caminito" remains one of the most recognizable Argentine songs of any genre. "El Caballero Cantor"—the "gentleman singer," as he was known by then—Corsini was also a composer and lyricist of numerous tangos, such as, among others, "Flor marchita," and "Aquel cantor de mi pueblo" (music by guitarist Enrique Maciel).

The latter was immortalized by Corsini's one-time film co-star, Edmundo Rivero. He also composed in other genres, writing folklore pieces (such as "Tradición gaucha" and "A mi palomita"), and a waltz: "Tristeza criolla," based on a poem by Julián de Charras. A 1929 songbook written as an ode to the era of 19th century strongman Juan Manuel de Rosas by poet Héctor Blomberg and guitarist Enrique Maciel featured Corsini as the lead vocalist, a performance considered by critics to have been th highlight of the album.[2] His performance of the album's title track, "La pulpera de Santa Lucía," was critical to its being aired on the radio. This return to folklore was followed by similar performances on film, including Rapsodia gaucha (1932), Ídolos de la radio (1934, memorable also for a duet between two standards of tango, Ada Falcón and Carlos Gardel), and the western movie-styled Fortín alto (1941), where he was featured with Agustín Irusta and a then-unknown Edmundo Rivero. These successes were dealt a bitter turn by the death of his wife Victoria, on May 28, 1949, following which he retired as a performer. Corsini penned his memoirs the following year, in which he wrote that "in her I found the great partner of all my life, who encouraged me in my uncertain hours and to whom I owe a great part of my success" (the autobiography was never published). Corsini reappeared in 1961 for a Channel 7 special, "Volver a vivir" ("To Live Again").

This would be his last public performance, however, and on July 26, 1967, the 'gentleman singer' died at age 76. --- Ignacio Corsini (13 de febrero de 1891 - 26 de julio de 1967) cantante y compositor de tangos, considerado uno de los más importantes; su verdadero nombre era Andrés Ignacio y nació en Troina, Catania, Sicilia. Se hizo célebre con canciones como: "La pulpera de Santa Lucía", "Betinotti", "Tristeza criolla" y "Caminito". Apodado El Caballero Cantor. Trayectoria Nació en Troina, en la provincia de Catania, en Sicilia, el 13 de febrero de 1891 como Andrés Ignacio Corsini, de padre desconocido y madre Socorro Salomone. Llegó a Buenos Aires en 1896, instalándose en Almagro, y marchándose en 1897 a la ciudad bonaerense de Carlos Tejedor, ejerciendo allí de boyero y resero, y donde, según dijo, "Los pájaros me enseñaron la espontaneidad de su canto, sin testigos, en el gran escenario de la naturaleza.

Aprendí a cantar como ellos, naturalmente y sin esfuerzo". En 1907 vuelve a Almagro, donde conoció al payador José Betinotti, también de ese barrio, al cuál Corsini tomó como modelo a seguir. Conoce a José Pacheco, empresario circense, que sería el padre de su esposa, Victoria, con la que se casó en 1911. Con respecto a ella, en 1950, dos años después de su fallecimiento, dice: "En ella tuve la gran compañera de toda mi vida, la que me alentó en mis horas inciertas y a la que debo gran parte de mis triunfos". En cuanto a materia discográfica, Corsini fue muy prolífico y fue artista del sello EMI, donde registró toda su trayectoria. Grabó muchísimos temas, desde tangos hasta temas de tinte campero o folklorico, casi siempre con acompañamiento de guitarras. Algunas de sus interpretaciones cumbres son "La pulpera de Santa Lucía", "Cualquier cosa", "Betinotti", "De todo te olvidas", "Botines viejos", "Fumando espero", "Dónde estás corazón", "La mazorquera de Montserrat", "Cuartito azul", "Camino del indio", "Esquinas porteñas" y muchas otras. También intervino en el cine, participando en "Idolos de la Radio", del director Eduardo Morera, recordado por dirigir los famosos cortos de Carlos Gardel, interpretando un dúo con Ada Falcón. Read more on Last.fm.

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