- Deborah Schwartz-Kates
(b Buenos Aires, Jan 9, 1897; d Buenos Aires, Aug 15, 1968 ). Argentine composer, conductor, and pianist. He received his earliest musical training from his father, later studying with Ernesto Drangosch (piano), Luis Romaniello (piano), Constantino Gaito (harmony), and Eduardo Fornarini (composition). From 1923 to 1942 he lived in Tucumán, where he co-directed the Instituto Musical and conducted the Asociación Sinfónica. In 1931 he joined the Grupo Renovación, a young group of composers who aimed to revitalize Argentine music through the assimilation of contemporary styles and techniques. Beginning in 1943, Gianneo settled permanently in Buenos Aires, where he held faculty positions at the Conservatorio Provincial de Música (1949–65), the Universidad Nacional de la Plata (1956–66) and the Universidad Católica Argentina (1964–7). He served as Professor and Director of the Conservatorio Nacional de Música (1955–60). In addition, he founded and directed two youth orchestras, which maintained outstanding standards of musical performance. He was a titular member of the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes, Vice President of the Sociedad Argentina de Educación Musical, and the recipient of a grant from the Comisión Nacional de Cultura....