Argentinian PBT magazine posthumous tribute, June 1911
A limited drama series inspired in the life of Cuban-born violin virtuoso Claudio Jose Brindis de Salas, so-called“The Black Paganini.” For a while, he stays in Germany as a court violinist in the times of Frederick III. His talent, privileged status and sexual appeal attract enemies, though. Since childhood, his father’s strict guidance dictates his absolute devotion to musicianship, denials his African roots, and expels him from Cuba when the Revolution for independence stars. After his death, the father’s voice remains an inner driving force, becoming a fussy ghost that demands success instead of happiness, contributing to Claudio Jose’s sad end in Buenos Aires, 1911.
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