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Carlos Franzetti


Argentinean-born Carlos Franzetti started attending piano classes at an extremely early age. He examined composition after shifting to Mexico in 1970. After graduating from New York’s Juilliard College, Franzetti became a movie director. During the pursuing years, Carlos Franzetti proved helpful alongside Paquito D’Rivera, Joe Farrell, Mercedes Sosa, and Chaka Khan, among various other talented performers, composing the soundtracks for Defeat Street, Misunderstood, as well as the Mambo Kings and organizing for the Boston Pops Orchestra, Carnegie Hall Jazz Music group, as well as the American Symphony Orchestra. In 1997, Carlos Franzetti accomplished a Grammy award for Portraits of Cuba.

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Date Of Birth June 3, 1948
Profession Pianist, Music Producer, Music Arranger, Film Score Composer
Education Juilliard School
Nationality Argentine
Awards Latin Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Album, Latin Grammy Award for Best Tango Album, Latin Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition
Music Songs Tango Fatal, The Things I Miss About You Most, Galaxy Dust, Once Upon a Summertime, Milonga Del Adios, Mambo Tango, More Than You Know, I Do It for Your Love, It Might as Well Be Spring, You Must Believe in Spring, My Ship, Love Dance, Romance en Sepia, Cocoa Funk, Allison's Dance , When Autumn Comes , Quiet Rising , Pierrot et Colombine, La oncena, Zamba para no morir, Argentum, Milonguita, Last Years Waltz , Lady Soho, Como dos extraños, Bandoneón, guitarra y bajo, Milonga Rea, Elegia, Body Heat, La casita de mis viejos, Los Burreros, Something From The South
Albums In The Key Of Tango, The Jazz Kamerata, Argentum, Duets (With Eddie Gomez), Songs for Lovers, Duets, Live In Buenos Aires, Tango Fatal, Galaxy Dust, You Must Believe In Spring, Soundtracks & Jazz Tunes, Piano Concerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 2 "Atlantis", Grafitti, Film Noir, Pierrot et Colombine, A Flute and Piano Tribute to Astor Piazzolla
Nominations Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Latin Grammy Award for Best Classical Album, Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella
Movies The Mambo Kings, A King and His Movie, Night Watch, El Encanto del amor prohibido, El Destino

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Reverse Alice 2014 Short
Gelbard: Historia secreta del último burgués nacional 2006 Documentary
Ronda nocturna 2005
Dans le rouge du couchant 2003
The Mambo Kings 1992
Soy paciente 1986
A King and His Movie 1986
El encanto del amor prohibido 1974
El destino 1971

Music Department

Music Department

Q & A 1990 conductor and arranger
Misunderstood 1984 additional music by / conductor / music arranger / orchestrator



Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus 2006 writer: "Marianna"
Beat Street 1984 writer: "Tu Cariño Carmen's Theme"

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