Carlos Gardel: El día que me quieras

Written by Roberto Sierra


In category: Song of the Day

Published January 23, 2019

The inimitable Carlos Gardel was known throughout the world as the leading tango singer during the 1930’s. “El día que me quieras” (“The day you will love me”) is not a tango, but since its debut in 1935 this Latin American jewel became inseparable to the voice and the romantic image of Gardel.

The ballad describes the feeling of a man that yearns for his beloved to love him. It describes in beautiful images how the world around him will change on that day, the day she will finally love him. Roses will wear their best garbs, the stars in heaven will be jealous, there will only be harmony, etc.

The passion in his voice, and the inflection of the Spanish language though singing is what makes Gardel one of the most iconic and wonderful singers of his time.

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For the past three decades Roberto Sierra’s works have been performed by orchestras, ensembles and festivals in the Americas and Europe. Sierra came to prominence in 1987, when his first major orchestral composition, Júbilo, was performed at Carnegie Hall by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Major commissions and performances include: the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Houston Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Tonhalle Orchestra (Zurich), Germany’s Radio Orchestras from Saarland and Frankfurt, England’s BBC Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, etc. In 2003 he was awarded the Academy Award in Music by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. and in 2010 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He was awarded the prestigious Tomás Luis de Victoria Prize in 2017, the highest honor conferred in Spain to a composer of Spanish or Latin American origin.

NYFOS will perform the American premiere of Sierra’s 33 Suenos (33 Dreams) with poetry by Juan Carlos Garvayo on February 20, 2018 at Merkin Hall.


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