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About the Lerner-Moguilevsky Duo:
Two decades ago, Cesar Lerner and Marcello Moguilevsky formed a prolific duo making an important contribution and opening new trends in popular instrumental music. Descendants of Russian and Polish grandparents who immigrated to Argentina at the turn of the century, they have contributed to the recreation of Klezmer style music since 1996 without anthropological pretension. On the contrary, they have developed their own language based on improvisation, combining musical elements from Argentinian folk music, jazz, contemporary music and tango.
Their four CDs describe a journey from the more evocative, Klezmer in Buenos Aires (1997), passing through the homage to the first Jewish settlers in Argentina with Basavilbaso (1999), to arrive to their third album, Shtil (2001), probably the most intimate of them all, where the inspired improvisations reach a level that creates innovations for this kind of music. The last of them, Sobreviviente, recorded a life at the temple of Libertad in Buenos Aires.
Composers of music for film, theatre and dance, they have collaborated with musicians of different styles and used this wide aesthetic background to create a distinct version of Klezmer in each concert.