Aldemaro Romero

Aldemaro Romero

Also known as A. Romero, Al Romero, Al Romero Y Su Orquesta, Aldemaro Romero And His Salon Orchestra, Aldemaro Romero Con Su Orquesta Salón, Рамиро, Quinteto Al Romero, Romero

Discography of Aldemaro Romero:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Onda Nueva Remixed 3 Audio 2003 Dejavu
2 Simon Bolivar (Original Soundtrack) 18 Audio 1992 CAM
3 Dinner In Caracas 12 Audio 1955 RCA Victor
4 Onda Nueva / The New Wave 11 Audio 1974 Columbia
5 La Onda Nueva En Mexico 12 Audio 2007 Vampi Soul
6 La Onda Nueva En Mexico 12 Audio 2007
7 Aldemaro Romero En El Malibu / Amiga Mia 10 Audio 1987
8 De Colección 11 Audio 2008 Palacio
9 Aldemaro Romero Presenta La Onda Nueva 12 Audio 1969 CBS
10 Aldemaro Romero Presenta La Onda Nueva 12 Audio 1972 Top Hits
11 Aldemaro Romero Presenta La Onda Nueva 12 Audio 1969 CBS
12 La Onda Nueva En Mexico 12 Audio Musart
13 Dinner In Caracas 12 Audio 1955 RCA
14 Alma Llanera / Lamento Borincano / Canción Del Mar / Caribe 4 Audio Rca
15 Tema D'Amore 2 Audio 1969 Numero Uno
16 Lo Mejor De Lo Mejor 24 Audio 1999 BMG
17 Criollísima 10 Audio 1957 RCA Victor
18 Onda Nueva / The New Wave 11 Audio Columbia
19 51 Años En La Musica 14 Audio 1988 Banco Union
20 Onda Nueva / The New Wave 11 Audio Columbia
21 Criollísima 10 Audio Cymbal (2)
22 Onda Nueva / The New Wave 11 Audio 1974
23 Aquellos Ojos Verdes / Las Tres De La Madrugada / Paso Lento / Un Chivirico Mas 4 Audio 1958 RCA
24 Onda Nueva / The New Wave 11 Audio 1972 CBS
25 Dinner In Caracas 12 Audio RCA Victor
26 Dinner In Caracas 12 Audio 1955

Aldemaro Romero (March 12, 1928 – September 15, 2007) was a Venezuelan pianist, composer, arranger and orchestral conductor. He was born in Valencia, Carabobo State.

Romero was a prolific composer, creating a wide range of music, such as Caribbean, Jazz, Venezuelan waltzes, including works for orchestra, orchestra and soloist, orchestra and choir, chamber music, up to symphonic works of great dimensions. He began his musical studies with his father, Rafael Romero. In 1941 moved to Caracas and worked as pianist in nocturnal saloons and dance orchestras. In 1949 toured in Cuba, and then to New York. In 1952 returned to Caracas and established his own dance orchestra. In 1951 signed contract with RCA Victor to record with a full orchestra, what was to be a very successful album in the "Dinner In..." series, featuring popular Latin American music. Under the RCA label he published his LP Dinner in Caracas, with which beat all sales records in South America until then. Afterwards, recorded numerous LP albums in different countries. In America, his ability as arranger/conductor led him to collaborate with popular orchestras and singers, such as Dean Martin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Stan Kenton, Machito and Tito Puente, among others. He also toured extensively, performing in numerous countries: Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, France, Greece, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, Russia, Egypt and Japan.

Romero was the creator of a new form of Venezuelan music, known as "New Wave" (Onda Nueva), derived from the joropo and influenced by Brazilian Bossa Nova. He also had an important role in the field of learned music. In 1979 founded the Caracas Philharmonic Orchestra, of which he was the first Conductor. He also conducted the London Symphony Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Romanian Radio/TV and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He was the father of Aldemaro Romero, Jr., who is a renowned biologist in the United States and a leader in Cave fish and Marine Mammal research and Ruby Romero de Issaev, producer and marketing director for Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida in Miami. Aldemaro Romero had three granddaughters and one grandson, Patricia Laine Romero, Jessica Romero Mayayo, Andrea Romero Mayayo y Ruben Laine Romero.

In 1969 Romero received the Peace Prize of the Soviet Intellectuals, in the Moscow Cinema Festival for his soundtrack music for the Simón Bolivar epic film. He also obtained the first prize as composer and conductor at Majorca Palms Festival, the Olympic Games Musical Festival in Greece; and in the Latin Song Festival of Mexico. For his extensive work, he received numerous recognitions in his country, being awarded with the Andrés Bello, Diego de Losada, Francisco de Miranda and the Work Merit orders, all in their first class, granted by the Venezuelan Government to political, artistic and social outstanding individuals. Then, in 2000 he obtained the National Music Prize, and in 2006 honoris causa degrees from the University of Carabobo and Lisandro Alvarado University of Barquisimeto.

Aldemaro Romero died in Caracas on September 15, 2007, at the age of 79.

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