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date: 20 August 2019

Hernández (Gonzalo), Giselalocked

  • Alicia Valdés Cantero


(b Cardenas, Sept 15, 1912; d Havana, Aug 23, 1971). Cuban composer and teacher. She studied in Havana at the Bach Conservatory with Maria Muñoz de Quevedo (1930–35) and at the Conservatorio Municipal with José Ardévol (1940–44), and then in the USA at the Peabody Conservatory (1944–7) with Gustav Strube and Theodore Chandler. From 1947 to 1953 she was conductor of the Choral de La Habana and until 1962 was also a teacher and administrator at the Hubert de Blanck Conservatory. She became particularly involved in music education, developing together with the composer Olga de Blanck Martín a new method of music teaching and writing educational material; she was also co-founder of Ediciones de Blanck, publishers of educational and academic music books. After the Cuban Revolution (1959) she taught at the Instituto Nacional de Cultura and became an adviser to several government and educational organizations and, in ...

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Havana, Biblioteca Nacional José Martí