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Albéniz (1947)

The film is based on the life of Spanish composer and pianist Isaac Albéniz. In this story Albéniz is represented since he was a child prodigy, so talented that even comes to say that his ... See full summary »

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Pedro Miguel Obligado (as Pedro M. Obligado)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pedro López Lagar ... Isaac Albéniz
Sabina Olmos
Marisa Regules Marisa Regules
Pedro Aleandro Pedro Aleandro
Amadeo Novoa Amadeo Novoa
Andrés Mejuto
Mercedes Díaz Mercedes Díaz
Susana Canales
Federico Mansilla Federico Mansilla
Eduardo Otero Eduardo Otero
María Esther Podestá
Lilian Valmar
Berta Ortegosa Berta Ortegosa
Adolfo Linvel Adolfo Linvel
Miriam Sucre Miriam Sucre
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The film is based on the life of Spanish composer and pianist Isaac Albéniz. In this story Albéniz is represented since he was a child prodigy, so talented that even comes to say that his presentations were a fraud. The film also shows the child as the victim of a tyrannical father, who tries to fulfill his own desires through his son. To escape the pressure of his father, Albéniz fled his home, first to South America and then to the United States. The musician's personal life was marked by tumultuous romances. Albéniz returned to Spain, but received a scholarship at the Brussels Conservatory awarded by King Alfonso XII, but once again the focus of his attention was on women, rather than on music. The musician achieved international fame through concerts that he financed himself, obtaining many awards. Written by Sebastian Incaurgarat

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Drama

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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

4 February 1947 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Albeniz See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A Lovely Biopic
31 December 2007 | by Aulic ExclusivaSee all my reviews

An exceedingly vivid, only slightly romanticised narrative of the authentically novel-like life of Spain's famed composer, Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909.) This classic of Argentine cinema has entertaining, variegated direction from the stalwart Amadori, with excellent production values, and an absolutely colossal, corking performance from the great Spanish-born star of stage and screen, Pedro López-Lagar, a fabulous figure quite reminiscent of Paul Muni.

Although he was in his late forties when he made it, the handsome Lagar somehow manages to transform himself into a boy to play the adolescent Albéniz as a devil-may-care stow-away to Cuba. He eventually dons a most convincing old man makeup for the composers' final years—a dramatic license, as Albéniz was only 48 at the time of his premature death, and so exactly Lagar's own age when the movie was made.

As the film is also brimming over with Albéniz' lovely music, this is a production to cherish and remember.


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