b. 27 March 1944, near Buenos Aires, Argentina, d. 5 July 2003, Miami, Florida, USA. Silvetti studied piano as a small child and later played in both jazz and pop groups. In his early twenties, he lived and worked for a while in Spain and Mexico, which is where he began to attract attention for his arrangements and orchestrations and also for his compositions. One of his earliest recordings was of GÇÿSpring RainGÇÖ and this became a huge hit when it was released in 1976. It was especially favoured by disco audiences in Europe and Latin America. Others covered the title, but Silvetti had set a very high standard; indeed, it was one that he himself was unable to reach again.
Although Silvetti continued to make records from time to time, it was as an arranger for other artists and as a record producer that he made his mark. Among artists with whom he worked in these capacities were bandleader Larry Elgart in the late 80s, and through the 90s with several singers, including Paul Anka, GÇÿAmigosGÇÖ, Vikki Carr, writing the arrangement for her recording of GÇÿSet Me FreeGÇÖ, Eydie Gorme, GÇÿEso Es El AmorGÇÖ, Engelbert Humperdinck, GÇÿQuiereme MuchoGÇÖ and GÇÿLove UnchainedGÇÖ, Roc+¡o Jurado, GÇÿComo Las Alas Al VientoGÇÖ, Paloma San Basilio, GÇÿSimplemente Lo MejorGÇÖ, as well as Roberto Carlos, Vic Damone, Ricardo Mantaner, Armando Manzanero, Milton Nascimento, Daniela Romo and Marco Antonio Sol+¡s. He also worked with classical artists, including Daniel Barenboim and Placido Domingo; with the latter he worked on GÇÿDe Mi Alma LatinaGÇÖ and on the tenorGÇÖs Celebration In Vienna with Dionne Warwick.
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