Juan Diego Flórez
Bésame Mucho
Director: Bernhard Fleischer
Distributor: C Major Entertainment
Length: 95 min.
16:9 shot in HD-Cam | 5.1 Surround Sound
© 2018, a BFMI production for ClassiConn in co-production with Sony Classical
presented by Wiener Konzerthaus / MünchenMusik / Semmel Concerts Entertainment
Peruvian star tenor Juan Diego Flórez goes back to his roots with this recital from the Wiener Konzerthaus. His passion for Latin American music started at an early age, when he was still a child. It was a deep and lasting passion and his initial encounter with it turned into a lifelong passion. “I grew up with vals criollos, Marineras, boleros, rancheras and tangos, magnificent songs from Latin America,” says tenor star Juan Diego Flórez.

His grandmother played tangos on the piano and his father Rubén is a folk singer famous in Peru who has a great deal of love for the great Chabuca Granda, who achieved her success with classics like “José Antonio”. But songs from Cuba and Mexico, especially those by José Alfredo Jiménez, and from other Latin American countries also fascinated Flórez from an early age. “This music goes straight to the heart,” he confesses, “because it deals with things that affect us all directly, such as home, family, the joy of love and the pain of love.” Flórez wants to convey a representative image of the Latin American continent using “songs that are all exemplary of the people and their various countries.

Andrés Soto
El tamalito

Elpidio Ramírez, Pedro Galindo
Malagueña Salerosa

Chito Faró
Si vas para Chile

Simón Díaz
Caballo Viejo

Tomás Méndez
Cucurrucucú Paloma

César Isella
Canción con todos

Carlos Gardel

Joseíto Fernández

José Antonio
Chabuca Granda

Carlos Brito

León Gieco
Sólo le pido a Dios

Ary Barroso
Aquarela do Brasil

Consuela Velázquez
Bésame Mucho

Juan Madera Castro
La pollera colorá

Augusto Polo Campos
Cuando Ilora mi guitarra

José Alfredo Jiménez
Amanecí entre tus brazos

Néstor Milí
El yerberito modern

Juan Diego Flórez, tenor

Pablo Rojas, piano
Carlos Pino-Quintana, double bass
Carlos Ayala, guitar
Algy Wu, bandoneon
Dominik Fuss, trumpet
Markus Pechmann, trumpet
Hidan Mamudov, clarinet
Laura Valbuena, clarinet
Gustavo Ovalles, percussion
Leonardo »Gigio« Parodi, percussion
Víktor Fuentes, percussion
Jonathan Bolívar, guitar & band leader