‘El Condor Pasa’ composer Jorge Milchberg dies at 93

Adjustment of track was made preferred by American duo Simon and also Garfunkel

The artist and also author Jorge Milchberg, best understood for his 1960s setup of the Andean tune El Condor Pasa, has actually passed away in Paris at the age of 93, the Argentinian consular office stated Friday.

Milchberg was birthed in Buenos Aires in 1928 to Polish moms and dads, and also had actually resided in France given that 1955.

He passed away on August 20, however his fatality was not introduced up until Friday by his family members and also the consular office.

A classically-trained pianist, Milchberg was likewise a world-renowned gamer of the charango, an Andean plucked-string guitar.

He was the owner of Los Incas – likewise called Urubamba – a famous Andean songs team established in the 1950s.

Los Incas organized and also videotaped the 1963 traditional El Condor Pasa, later on popularised with English verses by the New york city country rock duo Simon and also Garfunkel on their 1970 cd Bridge over Distressed Water

At first, the style of El Condor Pasa was extracted from a 1913 music play of the exact same name developed for band by Peruvian author Daniel Alomia Robles.

The appeal of the Simon and also Garfunkel adjustment added to the stunning popularity of El Condor Pasa, which underwent many variations, and also caused a restored rate of interest in Latin American songs.

On the Los Incas internet site, the team stated “the procedure of organizing and also adjusting standard songs to the contemporary ear, which has actually come to be called globe songs, was not widely known in the 1960s and also 1970s.”

The internet site stated Milchberg had actually developed “a really individual method of analyzing these standard tracks”.

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