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  Founder: Len Mullenger

b Buenos Aires, 11 April 1916
d Geneva, 25 June 1983, aged sixty-seven

He started piano lessons at the age of seven, and at age twelve he went to Williams Conservatory, graduating in 1935. From 1936 to 1938 he was at the National Conservatory, graduating with the highest honours, and in 1941 became professor of composition there. In 1945 he was dismissed from his chair at the National Military Academy because of Peron's rise to power, and he went to the USA, staying until 1947. He then journeyed widely in America and Europe, returning to Argentina in 1955 when Peron was overthrown. In 1958 he was made dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science at the Argentine Catholic University. In 1968 he went again to live in the USA and in 1970 went to Europe settling in Geneva. He has had many commissions, been granted many honours, and held many administrative posts. He destroyed most of his very early works.

1934-6 (18-20)

Panambi, ballet

1937 (21)

Danzas Argentinas, for piano

1938 (22)

Two Songs with piano

Songs of Tucumán, for voice, flute, harp, violin and drums

Psalm, for clarinet, chorus, boys' chorus and orchestra

1940 (24)

Three Pieces for piano

Malambo, for piano

1941 (25)

Estancia, ballet

1943 (27)

Overture to Faust

Five Popular Argentine Songs, for voice and piano

Las Horas de una Estancia, for voice and piano

1944 (28)

Twelve American Preludes, for piano

1945 (29)

Duo for flute and oboe

1946 (30)

Lamentation of the Prophet Jeremiah, for chorus

Suite of Creole Dances, for piano

1947 (31)

Pampeana No 1, for violin and piano

Ollantay, three symphonic movements

Toccata, Villancico and Fugue for organ

Rondo on Argentine Children's Songs, for piano

1948 (32)

String Quartet No 1

1950 (34)

Pampeana No 2, for cello and piano

1952 (36)

Piano Sonata No 1

1953 (37)

Variations Concertante for chamber orchestra

1954 (38)

Pampeana No 3, pastoral symphony

1956 (40)

Harp Concerto

1958 (42)

String Quartet No 2

1960 (44)

Cantata Drammatico No 1

1961 (45)

Piano Concerto No 1

1963 (47)

Piano Quintet

Violin Concerto

1963-4 (47-8)

Don Rodrigo, opera

1964 (48)

Cantata Drammatico No 2, Bomarzo

1965 (49)

Concerto for strings

1966-7 (50-1)

Bomarzo, opera

1967 (51)

Symphonic Studies for orchestra

1968 (52)

Cello Concerto No 1

1971 (55)

Cantata Drammatico No 3, Milena

Beatrix Cenci, opera

1972 (56)

Piano Concerto No 2

1973 (57)

String Quartet No 3

Punena No 1, for flute

Toccata for piano

Serenata for baritone, cello and nine instruments

1974 (58)

Turbai ad Passionem Gregorianum, for soli, chorus and orchestra

1975 (59)

Popol Vuh, for orchestra

1976 (60)

punena No 2, for cello

On a Theme of Pau Casals, for string quintet and strings

Guitar Sonata

1977 (61)

Barabbas, opera

1980 (64)

Iubilum, 'Celebracion Sinfonica', for orchestra

Fanfare for four trumpets

Variations and Toccata on Aurora lucis rutilat, for organ

1980-1 (64-5)

Cello Concerto No 2

1981 (65)

Piano Sonata No 2

1982 (66)

Piano Sonata No 3

Ginastera also wrote eleven film scores, and six incidental scores.

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