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date: 20 October 2019

Bautista, Juliánlocked

  • Susana Salgado

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(b Madrid, April 21, 1901; d Buenos Aires, July 8, 1961). Argentine composer of Spanish origin. He started his piano studies very young with Pilar Fernández de la Mora and at the age of 14 began his composition training with the composer Conrado del Campo. Later he taught harmony at the faculty of the Madrid Conservatory. In 1930, together with prominent young composers such as the Halffter brothers, as a member of the Generation of ’27, he co-founded in Madrid the Grupo de los ocho (Group of Eight), whose works were characterized by a colourful style with some neo-classical nuances. Bautista’s Spanish works (some of which were destroyed when his house was bombarded during the Spanish Civil War) are concise, with diatonic harmony and frequent modulations. The ballet Juerga (1921) was first performed in Paris in 1929, and the Obertura para una ópera grotesca (1932...

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