Georges Boulanger (Gheorghe Pantazi)
Georges Boulanger born in Tulcea, Romania, on April 18, 1893. Since he was twelve, he studied at the Musical Conservatoire in Bucharest. In 1926 after playing for the first time before a radio broadcasting station's microphone, Boulanger signed a contract with Bote & Bock for editing seven works, among them, Avant de Mourir, which was, later on, known as My Prayer (as edited with Kennedy's letters). Georges Boulanger has performed about 200 works for hall music as well as radio and records. Most of his works last 5 or 6 minutes. Some of them are even shorter. Read more... consumption purpose: foxtrot, marches, tangos, one-steps, that is, every music type for dancing. Many of his works are easily recognizable by means of their well-known titles, namely: Beside the Lake, The Piper, Budapest Party, Autumn Moods, without making any reference to the most known works. He inspired himself in everything surrounding him, in his own state of mood or in Balkan folklore, like in "Romanian Legend", "Romanian Czardas", "Hungarian Rhapsody", "Hungarian Dance", "Hungarian Song and Czardas" or "Russian Intermezzo". Moreover, Boulanger's most famous works have been Avant de mourir, Africa, Da Capo and American View. He lived in Argentina until his death (June 3, 1958). He died in Olivos City.