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
Wikipedia (Dutch)

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