Sepúlveda (Maira), María Luisa
- Raquel Bustos Valderrama
(b Chillán, Aug 14, 1896; d Santiago, April 5, 1958). Chilean composer, pianist and teacher . She was the first woman composer to graduate in Chile, and the only one whose works are included within the nationalist movement. She was a pioneer in the compilation, study and research of Chilean folk music. Her compositions, which show a variety of influences – Romantic, impressionist and neo-classical as well as national folklore – range from teaching pieces for piano and choral works for children to chamber music and orchestral works, the last including ...