Alberto Evaristo Ginastera was an Argentinian composer of classical music. He is considered one of the most important Latin American classical composers.
Ginastera was born in Buenos Aires to a Catalan father and an Italian mother. He preferred to pronounce his surname in its Catalan pronunciation, with an English J sound ( JEE-nah-STEH-rah) rather than a Castilian H sound.
He studied at the conservatory in Buenos Aires, graduating in 1938. After a visit to the United States of America in 1945–47, where he studied with Aaron Copland at Tanglewood, he returned to Buenos Aires and co-founded the ...
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