Antonio Lauro

Antonio Lauro was born in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela. on august 3th, 1917. his father was an Italian whom emigrated to venezuela in the second world war.

Lauro had an academic musical background. He studied at the "Escuela de Musica y Declamación" in Caracas under Vicente Emilio Sojo and Juan Bautista Plaza supervision. His original instrument was the piano, but on hearing the Paraguayan guitar virtuoso Agustín Barrios Mangoré in concert, he decided to devote his musical study to the guitar.

Lauro wrote and arranged many works, the bulk of which are as yet unpublished. Most of them are for the guitar, but he also composed works for acappella choral group, orchestra, orchestra and choir, piano, piano and voice, organ and voice, string quartet, wind quartet and other instrumental combinations. More often than not, the inspiration for his compositions was derived from the folklore, instruments and regional dance rhythms of Venezuela.

Important pieces composed by Lauro: "Natalia", "Andreina", "Tatiana", "Yacambu", "El Niño", "Nelly", "El Negrito, "La Negra", "El Marabino", "Angostura", "Carora", "Suite Venezolana", "La Catira", "Sonata para Guitarra", "Variaciones sobre una cancion infantil", "Madrugada", "Armida", "Maria Carolina" and others.
Lauro died in Caracas on April 18th, 1986.

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