Louis Guy

Louis Guglielmi (3 April 1916 – 4 April 1991), known by his nom de plume Louiguy (French pronunciation: ​[lwi.ɡi]), was a Spanish-born French musician of Italian descent. He wrote the melody for Édith Piaf's lyrics of "La Vie en Rose" and the Latin jazz composition "Cerisier rose et pommier blanc", a popular song written in 1950, made famous in English as "Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White)", which was recast as a resounding mambo hit for Pérez Prado.

Guglielmi was born in Barcelona. He studied music at the Conservatoire de Paris in the same class as Maurice Baquet, Henri Betti, Paul Bonneau and Henri Dutilleux. He created almost three dozen film scores, beginning in 1946 with La Rose de la mer and including Mourir d'aimer (1970; in English To Die of Love). Among the last was the score for Jean Gabin's final gangster flick, Verdict (1974). He died in Vence, one day after his 75th birthday.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 3rd, 1916 (Barcelona), Died April 4th, 1991 (Vence)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1946 - 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 0LA4509 10-in. 4/2/1946 Mademoiselle Hortensia Marius Coste ; Yvette Giraud Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
RCA (International) 2E5VB-1164 10" before 8/23/1955 Dans la vie Nilla Pizzi ; Armando Trovajoli Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CB12117 10-in. 11/6/1948 La vita e rosa Carlo Buti Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CB12802 10-in. 2/27/1951 Ciliegi rosa Carlo Buti ; Orchestra G. M. Guarino Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8287 10-in. 1/4/1947 La vie en rose Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Guy, Louis," accessed July 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100296.

Guy, Louis. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100296.

"Guy, Louis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100296

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