Heinlein [Funcke], Federico
- Fernando García
(b Berlin, Jan 25, 1912). Chilean composer and critic, of German descent. He started his musical training in Argentina and continued it at the University of Berlin (1929–34), where he studied composition with Wilhelm Klatte and Paul Graener, and musicology with Schering and Blume. On his return to Buenos Aires he worked as an assistant to Fritz Busch and Erich Kleiber at the Teatro Colón (1935–40), and in 1940 he emigrated to Chile. In 1949 he travelled to the Blandford Summer School, England, to take courses in composition (Boulanger), clavichord and harpsichord (Dart), and choral direction and piano teaching (Anthony Hopkins). Back in Chile he became active as a teacher and piano accompanist, also appearing in chamber music recitals. He taught chamber music and other subjects at the University of Chile (1954–89). He became music and dance critic on the daily newspaper ...