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date: 20 August 2019

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  • Robert Stevenson


(b Mexico City, c1931). American composer of Mexican birth . She attended the Conservatorio Nacional de Música, 1941–7, studying the piano with Esperanza Cruz de Vasconcelos and theory with Julián Carrillo. In the next year she moved to New York City, where the Diller-Quaile Music School gave her a scholarship; she also studied with Mario Davidovsky at City College. In 1959 she enrolled in the Columbia University School of Journalism, but from 1960 worked as a music therapist and from 1976 taught in the Bank Street College of Education. Her compositions include numerous solo and chamber works, song cycles (Acuarelas de México, 1970), electronic music for dance and electro-acoustic works (Electronic Moods and Piano Sounds, 1977). Her works are notable for their rhythmic energy, for example, the Pieza para clarinete y piano (1971) and the Música para siete instrumentos (1974). Vázquez’s principal publisher is See-Saw Music (New York)....

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