Ginastera, Alberto Evaristo

COMPOSER (ARGENTINA)
BORN 11 Apr 1916, Buenos Aires - DIED 25 Jun 1983, Genève
GRAVE LOCATION Genève: Cimetière de Plainpalais, Rue des Rois (D-398)

Son of immigrants from Catalonia and Italy. When he was twelve years old he entered the conservatory in Buenos Aires. In 1937 his ballet " Panambí" premiered succesfully. In 1942 he received a grant from the the Guggenheim Foundation that enabled him to study with Aaron Copland in the USA.

In 1945 he was back in Buenos Aires, where he became a professor at two institutions. In 1970 he settled in Switzerland, where he died in 1983.

Sources
Alberto Ginastera - Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Alberto Ginastera at the Cimetière de Plainpalais, Genève.
Picture by Androom (06 Dec 2007)

 


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Published: 7 Jun 2008
Last update: 7 Jun 2008