Ugarte, Floro M(elitón)
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(b Buenos Aires, Sept 15, 1884; d Buenos Aires, June 11, 1975). Argentine composer and teacher. He received his earliest musical training from Hércules Galvani (violin) and Cayetano Troiani (harmony) in Buenos Aires. Later, he attended the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied harmony with Emile Pessard and Albert Lavignac and counterpoint, orchestration, and composition with Félix Fourdrain. After completing his education in 1913, he returned to Buenos Aires, where he held various teaching positions, including professorships at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música and the Universidad Nacional de La Plata. He served as a member of the Comisión Nacional de Bellas Artes and as President of the Sociedad Nacional de Música (later the Asociación Argentina de Compositores). He had a longstanding association with the Teatro Colón, serving on its board of directors (1924–7) and acting as the technical director (1930) and general director (1937–43...