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date: 17 October 2019

García Morillo, Robertolocked

  • Susana Salgado

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(b Buenos Aires, Jan 22, 1911). Argentine composer and music critic. He studied at the Buenos Aires National Conservatory with Ugarte (harmony), Gil (counterpoint), Gaito (orchestration) and André (composition), later taking lessons in Paris with Nat. In 1952 a grant from the Dante Alighieri Society enabled him to travel to Italy where he studied the development of the lyric theatre. He was appointed music critic of La nación of Buenos Aires in 1938 and has contributed to Argentine and North American periodicals. In 1942 he joined both the national and the municipal conservatories in Buenos Aires as a composition professor. A prolific and diverse composer, he has developed an individual, non-nationalist style. There are occasional hints of the archaic in his work, and nearly all of it shows the influence of Spanish culture – its harshness, seriousness and introversion. This feeling for Spain appeared first in Las pinturas negras de Goya...

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