ARREGLITO, EL

Latest update on 17/08/2020

Artist: Sebastian Yradier
Author: Sebastián Yradier
Year: 1864

Spanish composer (1809-1865); best known for La Paloma (see there).

Covers:

1875:

Georges Bizet [as Habanera, the famous aria L'amour est un oiseau rebelle from the first act of his opera Carmen]

1902:

Emma Calvé [idem; one of the first operadiva's to be recorded, which wasn't evident at all: she refused to enter the studio - a 'thieves den' in her own words - before she was fully payed in advance]

1905:

Emilio De Gogorza [idem]

1931:

Annemarie Hase [as An allem sind die Juden schuld; lyrics: Friedrich Hollaender, in Berlin revue Spuk in der Villa Stern; targeting Hitler]

1952:

Andrews Sisters [as Carmen Boogie]

1962:

Maria Callas [as Habanera]

1979:

Linda Lewis [as That's Love]

1984:

Malcolm McLaren [as Habanera]

1989:

Yello [as La Habanera in film The Mighty Quinn with Denzel Washington]

1996:

Helmut Lotti [idem]

2002:

Scooter [sample of Maria Callas in Habanera]

2013:

Stromae [as Carmen]

2013:

Vivian Kanner [as An ellem sind die Juden schuld]

2018:

Davina Michelle

When the heirs of Yradier started knocking on Bizet's door, he apologised with a proper credit, hiding behind his initial believe the melody to be a Spanish traditional. In fact a little note survived where Bizet ordered a collection of spanish songs by the late Yradier to be removed from the Bibliothèque Nationale.

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