Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Grove Music Online. Grove is a registered trademark. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

date: 17 August 2019

Prieto, Maria Teresalocked

  • Emilio Casares Rodicio

Extract

(b Oviedo, 1896; d Mexico, Jan 24, 1982). Spanish composer. Born into a musical family, she first studied in Oviedo, where she was a piano and composition pupil of Saturnino del Fresno, who had a strong interest in traditional Asturian music; she was profoundly influenced by the music of Bach, and was to become particularly noted for her contrapuntal style and rational temperament. She continued her studies at the Conservatorio Real, Madrid, with Benito García de la Parra, whose advocacy of the use of modes also influenced her decisively. In addition, Asturian regionalism, which dominated the intellectual climate of her home town, remained an inspiration throughout her life. At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, Prieto went to Mexico to live with her brother Carlos, an important financier, patron and friend of Igor Stravinsky, Darius Milhaud and many Mexican composers. There she formed contacts with other Spanish musicians in exile, such as Adolfo Salazar, Rodolfo Halffter, Jesús Bal y Gay and Rosita García Ascot. Her last teacher was the nationalist Manuel Ponce, with whom she studied from ...

Access to the complete content on Grove Music Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.