Alberto Williams ( Spanish: Alberto Williams ; November 23, 1862 , Buenos Aires - June 17, 1952 , ibid.) - Argentine composer , musicologist , music teacher , conductor , pianist .
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First performed with a concert as a pianist at the age of seven. He received a government scholarship to study at the Paris Conservatory , where Georges Matia , Charles Wilfried de Berio , Benjamin Godard and others were his piano and songwriters teachers. Returning to Argentina in 1889 , Williams devoted himself to studying local musical folklore for some time. In 1893 , he founded the Buenos Aires Conservatory and headed it until 1941. Williams owns textbooks on the theory of music, harmony and solfeggio.
Williams' composer legacy includes 136 works. The period 1890 - 1910 characterized by a particularly strong influence of the Argentinean musical flavor, especially in chamber works - the piano play “The Abandoned Ranch” ( Spanish: El rancho abandonado ; 1890 ) is most famous for. Subsequently, Williams evolved towards a wider international context. He owns nine symphonies, symphonic poems, suites, etc.