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PONCE, Manuel
b Fresnillo, Mexico, 2 December 1882
d Mexico City, 24 April 1948, aged sixty-five

He studied piano in Berlin and composition in Bologna. He taught at the National Conservatory in Mexico, and conducted the National Symphony Orchestra there for two years. From 1915 to 1918 he taught in Havana, Cuba, and from 1933 again in Mexico.

1911 (29)

Trio Romantica, for piano trio

1912 (30)

Piano Concerto

1914 (32)

Balada Mexicana, for piano and orchestra

1923 (41)

Estampas Nocturnas, for orchestra

1929 (47)

Three Bocetos Sinfonicos, for orchestra Sonata for cello and piano Miniature String Quartet

1933 (51)

Canto y Danza de los Antiguos Mexicana (Songs and Dances of Old Mexico), for orchestra Three Songs of Tagore, for low voice and orchestra Sonata for violin and piano String Trio

1935 (53)

Elegiac Poem, for chamber orchestra Suite en Estilo Antiguo (Suite in Olden Style), for orchestra Sonata for violin and viola

1938 (56)

Instantaneas Mexicanas, for orchestra

1940 (57)

Ferial, divertimento sinfonico

1941 (58)

Conciérto del sur, for guitar and orchestra

1943 (60)

Viola Concerto

Ponce also wrote works for solo guitar and piano, and many songs.

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