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Alberto Ginastera

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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