Gustavo Adrián Cerati Clark (born in Buenos Aires on August 11, 1959) is an Argentine artist and songwriter. During the 1980s and 90s he was a member of the Argentine Rock group Soda Stereo, along with Charly Alberti and Zeta Bosio. In the early 90s, with Amor Amarillo, he pursued a solo career.
Caprichio, part of Channel Classics' ongoing series focusing on the first chair players of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, features Uruguayan bassoonist Gustavo Nunez. Considered one of the finest bassoonists of his generation, Núñez studied at the Musikhochschule Hannover and the Royal College of Music. While still a student in 1987, he was awarded the Prix Suisse at the International Competition in Geneva and the Carl Maria von Weber Prize in Munich. Nunez has held the position of principal bassoonist of the Concertgebouw since 1995. Included here are works for bassoon and string orchestra by Villa-Lobos, Gubaidulina, Dutch composer Kees Olthuis and Ururguayan composer Jaures Lamarque Pons.
The old model for creating a hit classical recording – big-name soloist plus big-name conductor in major repertory work – is not so common anymore, but this live Brahms recording from the Staatskapelle Berlin under Venezuela's Gustavo Dudamel, with Argentine-Israeli-Palestinian-Spanish pianist Daniel Barenboim as soloist, shows that there's life in the concept yet. One could point to the virtues of pianist and conductor separately: it's a rare septuagenarian who can combine power and clear articulation of detail the way Barenboim does, and Dudamel builds a vast sweep in, especially, the Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15. But it's the way that the two work together that really makes news. Chalk it up to shared South American heritage or to whatever the listener wants, but the way the orchestra and piano define separate spheres and work them together is extraordinary. Again, it is in the Piano Concerto No. 1 and its Beethovenian drama that their mutual understanding is most evident, but there is a sense of great variety powerfully unified throughout.
Dynamo es el séxto álbum de la banda de rock argentino Soda Stereo. Fue grabado y mezclado en Buenos Aires en el año 1992. Este disco a lo largo de sus 12 canciones, muestra el interés de la banda por explorar nuevos sonidos, con especial énfasis en la música electrónica (claros ejemplos de esto son Sweet Sahumerio o Claroscuro). Además contiene, como curiosidad, una canción (Camaleón) en la que Gustavo Cerati intercambia instrumentos con Zeta Bosio, tocando este último la guitarra y Cerati el bajo. La recepción por parte del público fue tibia en comparación al éxito que tuvo el anterior trabajo de la banda, Canción Animal. De todas formas, este disco refleja la evolución del conjunto, y presenta algunos cortes que destacan, como Primavera 0, Luna Roja, y Ameba, que se cuentan entre los éxitos de Soda Stereo. Y otros temas importantes dentro del rock argentino como Toma la Ruta, Fue y En remolinos.
Bajofondo, formerly known as Bajofondo Tango Club, is an Argentine-Uruguayan tango fusion collective led by Grammy-winning producer Gustavo Santaolalla. In general, the collective fuses acoustic tango with electronic music, resulting in a contemporary style representative of the Rio de la Plata music scene in the 21st century. Led by Santaolalla (guitar, percussion, vocals), whose production credits include such luminous Latin acts as Juanes, Café Tacuba, and Julieta Venegas, Bajofondo is also comprised of Juan Campodónico (programming, beats, samples, guitar), Luciano Supervielle (piano, keyboards, scratching), Javier Casalla (violin), Martín Ferrés (bandoneon), Gabriel Casacuberta (upright bass, electric bass), Adrián Sosa (drums), and Verónica Loza (VJ, vocals). They made their full-length album debut in 2002 with Bajofondo Tango Club on Santaolalla's Universal Music-affiliated boutique label, Surco Records. Subsequent albums include Bajofondo Tango Club Presenta: Supervielle (2004), Remixed (2006), and Mar Dulce (2007), the latter featuring an all-star list of guest features (most notably Gustavo Cerati, Nelly Furtado, Mala Rodríguez, Juan Subirá [of Bersuit Vergarabat], Elvis Costello.). In addition to their album releases, Bajofondo also releases club-oriented 12" EPs and tours internationally.