Carlos Paita, Argentine conductor, Died at 83

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Carlos Paita was born on March 10, 1932, and died on December 19, 2015.

He was an Argentine conductor.

Carlos was born in Buenos Aires.

His father was originally from Hungary, his mother was a singer from Italy.

At a young age Carlos attended rehearsals by Wilhelm Furtwängler at the Teatro Colon.

Later, he studied conducting with Artur Rodzinski.

Carlos started his professional career at the Colon Theater in Buenos Aires.

He first conducted the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra in 1966 and moved permanently to Europe in 1968.

Carlos made his US debut with the Houston Symphony Orchestra in 1979.

As of 2003, Carlos was resident in Geneva.

Carlos is noted for a series of recordings issued on his own Lodia label.

As of 2006, the label is out of business and his recordings are highly sought-after collectors’ items.

His 1978 recording of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique with the London Symphony Orchestra was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque.

Carlos Paita passed away in Geneva, Switzerland on December 19, 2015 at the age of 83.