Historia de un Amor

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"Historia de un Amor" (Spanish for "a love story") is a song about a man's old love written by Panamanian songwriter Carlos Eleta Almarán.[1] It was written after the death of his brother's wife. It is also part of the soundtrack of a 1956 Mexican movie of the same name starring Libertad Lamarque. The song tells of a man's suffering after his love has disappeared.

Covers[edit]

"Historia de un Amor"
Single by Nektarios Vinsalentti
from the album Amor & Pasión
Released 1956[2]
Recorded 1956[3]
Genre Classical crossover
Label Sony Music, Syco Music and Columbia Records.
Songwriter(s) Carlos Eleta Almarán, Panamanian
Producer(s) Julio Reyes Copello

The song was first recorded as a tango by Héctor Varela and his orchestra along with singer Rodolfo Lesica[4].

This song has been sung or played by many artists: Dalida, Irvys Juarez, Mietta, Guadalupe Pineda, Eydie Gormé & Trio Los Panchos, Los Paraguayos, Julio Jaramillo, Nicola Di Bari, Abbe Lane, Julio Iglesias, Angélica María, Nana Mouskouri, George Dalaras, Hrysoula Stefanaki, Perez Prado, Pilita Corrales, Laura Fygi, Iva Zanicchi, Mietta, Dizzy Reece, Pedro Infante, Ana Gabriel, Luis Miguel, Luz Casal, Yasar, Cesaria Evora, Lili Boniche, Los Tres Ases, Dany Brillant, Eartha Kitt, Krystyna Janda, Stanisława Celińska, Sargis Maghakyan Sr., Zaz (singer), Il Volo, Felipe Pirela, Miri Mesika,[5] Diego El Cigala, Margarita Suvorova and Il Divo among others.

The song was featured several times in the Columbian telenovela "La Hija del Mariachi", performed by Carolina Ramirez. In the film "Visage" by Tsai Ming-liang, Lebanese singer Mohammed Jamal recorded the song in the 1980s in Arabic under the title You and dancing and me (إنت والرقص وأنا).[6]

It has also been covered in Chinese, with the lyrics written by Chen Die-Yi 陳蝶衣 (Oct 17, 1907 in Wujin, Jiangsu to Oct 14, 2007 in Hong Kong). The song title in Chinese is 我的心裡没有他 (literally: Inside my heart, there is no him/her).

Il Divo, along with Colombian producer Julio Reyes Copello, recorded the song for the album Amor & Pasión from Il Divo (2015).[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fallece el empresario y compositor Carlos Eleta Almarán". Prensa.com. 2013-01-17. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 
  2. ^ Tango Lessons: A Memoir - Page 309
  3. ^ Tango Lessons: A Memoir - Page 309
  4. ^ Tango Lessons: A Memoir - Page 309
  5. ^ "מירי מסיקה - סיפור של אהבה (מתוך הפסקול 'שלוש אמהות')". YouTube. 2012-04-01. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 
  6. ^ "انتي والرقص وانا محمد جمال". YouTube. 2012-07-31. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 
  7. ^ "NEW IL DIVO ALBUM AMOR & PASION OUT NOVEMBER 2015". Sebastienizambard.net. 25 November 2015. Archived from the original on 28 September 2015.