Rosita Melo

Clotilde Mela Rosa Luciano, better known as Rosita Melo (July 9, 1897 – August 12, 1981), was an Argentine-Uruguayan pianist, composer and poet. She is the author of the famous Creole Waltz "Desde el alma" for which she is known as the first widely recognized female Rioplatense Hispanic composer in the world.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1897 (Montevideo), Died 1981 (Buenos Aires)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-28251 10-in. 7/5/1923 Desde el alma Orquesta Internacional Orchestra composer  
Victor BAVE-86874 10-in. 7/2/1935 Desde el alma Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Instrumental ensemble composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Melo, Rosita," accessed October 17, 2021,

Melo, Rosita. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 17, 2021, from

"Melo, Rosita." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 October 2021.

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