Mirtha Legrand was moved when she remembered Luis María Serra, the composer behind the flagship musical curtain of her program

Mirtha Legrand was moved by the death of Luis María Serra (El Trece)

Like every weekend, Mirtha Legrand It begins its classic cycles true to its style: with elegance, joy and a smile. However, unlike his typical openings, this Saturday Chiqui could not contain her emotion and cried when she remembered Luis María Serrathe composer behind his show’s historic music.

While she was preparing to read the announcements at the beginning, the diva adopted a serious posture and, with a solemn tone, said: “I have very sad news to tell you. Luis María Serra, great person, died. He composed the music that accompanies me so many years ago. “Empress” is called”. It was then that Chiqui needed a small break to continue remembering the beloved composer.

At the age of 82, the renowned composer and conductor Luis María Serra died

Thus, with a broken voice and flooded with emotion, Mirtha continued: “In addition to composing the music for very important Argentine films such as La Mary, Camila and Juan Moreira, among many others. I send my condolences to his family and for him a kiss to heaven. He was a great person. “This music…play the music from my show, please.”

After that pause, the program’s musician raised the sound of the work composed by Serra, who died on May 13 at the age of 82, while Legrand continued his tribute: “There was a famous trumpeter, whose name I don’t remember.” , but he (María Serra) made the music and for his family all my respect and love. Nacho Viale called me today to tell me that he had called me one of his sons. Luis María Serra, may he rest in peace.”

The artist composed the music for key films for Argentine cinema: Juan Moreira (1973), La Mary (1974), Los niños de la guerra, Camila and El toy rabioso (all three of 1984), Correctional for women

In 2016, in a talk with TeleshowSerra gave his opinion on the song he had composed for Mirtha’s program: “It’s as if the music bathed them”. In that sense, settled at that time in his studio on Malabia Street, in the Palermo neighborhood, the artist revealed how it all began: “Mirtha Legrand’s music has existed since I finished La Mary and there (Daniel) Tinayre told me that I was going to make all the music for him. One day he told me: ‘There are going to be some lunches that Mirtha is going to do. She made a set that is like something for a queen, an empress, it’s spectacular. I need music that is imperial.’”

“It has lower backgrounds and moments for the foreground. It is designed for curtain. I composed it at home, it must have taken me a week or less. I had so much work that I didn’t have much time. You got into it and until you got it out you didn’t stop. I was newly married, my children were little, they went to school. You had to work. I worked on that, on everything that comes,” he expressed while saying that the inspiration for “Emperatriz” was “the music of the time of Johann Sebastian Bach and Antonio Vivaldi, in the classicism they made for the kings, because the Metals at that time were what attracted the most attention.

Beyond this fact that remained in history, Luis María Serra’s career is extremely extensive. The artist composed the music for a huge list of key films for Argentine cinema, among which we can highlight Juan Moreira (1973), La Mary (1974), Los niños de la guerra, Camila and El toy rabioso (the three from 1984), Correctional for Women (the 1986 film that starred Edda Bustamante), Brain Drain (which featured the performance of Nicolás Cabré, in 1998) and the last one, The Voices, from 2011. He composed all the songs of the program by Mirtha Legrand: “Theme of Mirtha”, “The Night of Mirtha”, “Mirtha of America”, “Siempre Mirtha”, “Dulce Mirtha”, “Brillando Mirtha”, “Opus Mirtha” and the most representative, “Emperatriz” .

 
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