Carlos Guastavino ( Spanish Carlos Guastavino ; April 5, 1912 - October 29, 2000 ) - Argentine pianist and composer .
|Date of Birth||April 5, 1912|
|Place of Birth||Santa fe|
|Date of death||October 29, 2000 (88 years old)|
|A place of death||Santa fe|
composer , pianist
He studied in Buenos Aires with Athos Palma . In 1947 - 1949 performed in the UK, during this period “Three Argentine Romances” by Guastavino were first performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra . In 1956 he toured in the USSR and China .
Guastavino owns more than 200 compositions, among which vocal music predominates - songs on poems of Latin American ( Pablo Neruda , Gabriela Mistral , Jorge Luis Borges ...) and Spanish ( Rafael Alberti , Luis Cernuda and others) poets. His three sonatas for guitar, the piano suite “Argentine Songs” ( Spanish: Cantilenas Argentinas ; 1956 - 1958 ), a divertissement written for the Russian Ballet Monte Carlo and staged at the Colon Buenos Aires Theater during the ballet tour in 1942 are also famous. Guastavino’s work relies primarily on the Argentine national tradition - in particular, on the experience of composers such as Julian Aguirre and Alberto Williams - while staying away from modernist trends whose standard-bearers in Argentine music and Alberto Hinaster , and then Mauricio Cagel .