He is considered one of the most important Latin American classical composers. Ginastera grouped his music into three periods: "Objective Nationalism" — , "Subjective Nationalism" — , and "Neo-Expressionism" — Among other distinguishing features, these periods vary in their use of traditional Argentine musical elements. His Objective Nationalistic works often integrate Argentine folk themes in a straightforward fashion, while works in the later periods incorporate traditional elements in increasingly abstracted forms. In , when they were recording the album, Keith Emerson met with Ginastera at his home in Switzerland and played a recording of his arrangement for him.
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Ginastera was musically talented as a child and studied in Buenos Aires at the Conservatorio Williams and the National Conservatory. He received a Guggenheim award and lived in the United States in — His synthesis of techniques is unique and eclectic , and he makes use of microtones smaller than half tones , serial procedures basing works on selected series of pitches, rhythms, etc. This highly dissonant score is a reworking of a cantata of the same name for narrator, male voice, and chamber orchestra, commissioned by the E.
Coolidge Foundation at the Library of Congress In Bomarzo Ginastera made use of novel and complex compositional techniques but preserved the traditional opera format of arias and recitatives in its 15 scenes. He further developed this style in his final opera, Beatrix Cenci, which had its debut in in Washington, D.
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Danzas del Ballet Estancia