A unique collection from the Colonial Baroque, including works by Juan Pérez Bocanegra, Roque Ceruti, Baltasar Martínez Compañón, and Tomás Torrejón y Velasco. Receive a 20% discount (originally $330) when purchased as a package.
Collection of music for piano by South American composers: Esteban Benzecry, Sebastián Errázuriz, Luis Fernando Franco, Celso Garrido-Lecca, Gonzalo Garrido-Lecca, Jimmy López, Enrique Iturriaga, Francisco Pulgar-Vidal, and Claudio Rebagliati.
The renowned Peruvian composer Enrique Iturriaga was
born in Lima in 1918. Between 1924 and 1939 he studied
piano with Lily Rosay and began his studies in Theory and
Harmony with Andrés Sas.
After a time studying Economics at the Catholic University
of Peru, he decided to dedicate himself to composition and
was admitted to the National Conservatory of Music, where
he studied this specialty with Rodolfo Holzmann from 1945
to 1950 and graduated as Professor of Composition in
1954. Still a student, in 1947 he was awarded the National
Prize "Duncker-Lavalle" for his work “Canción y Muerte
de Rolando” for voice and orchestra, with text by the poet
Jorge Eduardo Eielson. The work was premiered in 1949 by
Theo Buchwald and the National Symphony Orchestra of
Peru, with Gloria Colmenares as the soloist.
In 1950 he travelled to Paris thanks to a scholarship from
the French government, and studied with Arthur Honegger
during 1950 and 1951.
Upon his return to Peru, along with composition and
teaching, he worked as chorus conductor and took part in
the school music scene until 1958. Between 1953 and 1960
worked as a music critic for the newspaper "El Comercio”
In April of 1957 he was awarded the "Juan Landaeta"
Prize for his work “Suite” for orchestra, in the competition
celebrating the occasion of the Second Latin-American
Festival of Caracas. The jury was comprised of Aaron
Copland, Alberto Ginastera, Carlos Chávez, Domingo Santa
Cruz and Juan Bautista Plaza. “Suite” was premiered by
Carlos Chávez in Caracas, and a year later in Lima.
In 1963 he travelled to the United States to acquaint himself
with its universities and other higher institutions in the
music field, and to study the work being done there. He
visited Columbia University, Harvard University, University
of Rochester, North Pacific University, University of Texas
at Austin, Howard University, University of California,
Berkeley, Stanford University, University of California, Los
Angeles, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and
The Juilliard School, among others.
That same year he travelled to Santiago, having been
invited by the University of Chile to attend the Pan-
American Congress of Musical Educators. The following
year, in 1964, he returned to Chile to serve as a jury
member at the Biennial Competition of Chilean Music.
In 1965 he composed his symphonic work “Vivencias”,
commissioned by the Committee for the Third Pan-
American Festival in Washington D.C. and premiered by
Lukas Foss and the Buffalo Symphony Orchestra.
In Peru he has also written music for the theatrical
works of Sebastián Salazar Bondy, Julio Ramón Ribeyro
and Alfonso La Torre, among others.
Maestro Iturriaga has taught music from 1957 to
present, mainly at the National Conservatory of Music
(Composition, Harmony and Analysis), where he was
Director between 1973 and 1976, and where he is, at
present, Emeritus Professor. Until 1987 he was also a
professor in the Arts Department – and is now Emeritus
Professor– of the School of Letters at the prestigious
National University of San Marcos, the oldest university
in the Americas.
Among his other works that have received awards are
“Homenaje a Stravinsky”, composed in 1971 for cajón
and orchestra, for which he received again the
"Duncker-Lavalle" prize, and his Symphony “Junín y
Ayacucho”, composed in 1974, for which he won the
"Army of Peru" Prize.
Enrique Iturriaga is co-author of the book “Music in
Peru”, published by Patronato Popular y Porvenir in
1985. In 1988 The National University of San Marcos
published his “Method of Melodic Composition”, a
synthesis of the work that he developed in Lima and
Quito for the Regional Program of Musicology
(UNESCO-PNDP) between 1978 and 1981.
In addition to the aforementioned works, other
highlights are his works for piano: “Pregón y danza, “La
máquina”, “Ensayos interválicos” and “Tres piezas para
piano”; his works for voice and piano: “Cuatro poemas
de Javier Heraud”, “Dos ejercicios poéticos” and “Tres
poemas de ‘Sin título’ de Eielson”; his chamber works:
“Expresiones” for violin, “Llamadas y fuga para un
Santiago” for brass ensemble, “Manormeyor” for string
quartet, “Pequeña suite” for violin and cello, and
“Paisaje” for flute and guitar; and his choral works: “Las
cumbres”, “Adivina, adivinanza…”, “Tres huaynos de
Navidad”, “Tres adivinanzas” for children, “Viene y va y
vueltas da” and “Desiertos”; and other works: “Obertura
para una comedia”, “…De la lírica campesina”, “Tres
canciones para coro y orquesta” and “Tres danzas de
In celebration of his 90th birthday, in October 2008 and
March 2009 Enrique Iturriaga was invited to attend
concerts of his “Sinfonía Junín y Ayacucho” in the cities
of Fort Worth and Madrid, respectively. Both
presentations were under the baton of renowned
conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya, and the concert in
Madrid, with the National Symphony Orchestra of Spain,
was recorded and broadcast by Spanish Radio and
Television Corporation (RTVE).
HOMENAJE A STRAVINSKY, for orchestra
DE LA LÍRICA CAMPESINA, for voice and ensemble
SINFONÍA JUNÍN Y AYACUCHO: 1824
OBERTURA PARA UNA COMEDIA, for orchestra
WORKS FOR PIANO (Contains: Pregón y Danza,Tres Piezas para piano, Ensayos Interválicos, Movimiento Perpetuo)
WORKS FOR VOICE AND PIANO (Contains: Cuatro Poemas de Javier Heraud, Dos Ejercicios Poéticos, Tres Poemas)
CANCIÓN Y MUERTE DE ROLANDO, for soprano and orchestra
TRES CANCIONES PARA CORO Y ORQUESTA (Three Songs for Choir and Orchestra)
LLAMADAS Y FUGA PARA UN SANTIAGO, for brass ensemble
For the first time in history the complete works of legendary Peruvian composer ENRIQUE ITURRIAGA are available for purchase. His musical output consists of 20 works across various genres. Receive a 20% discount when purchased as a package.
Celso Garrido-Lecca was born in Piura, Peru in 1926. He
began his musical training in the National Conservatory of
Lima, later continuing his studies in composition with
professor Rodolfo Holzmann in the same institution. In
1950, he traveled with a scholarship to Santiago, Chile, to
conclude and master his musical studies. Four years later
he became the musical adviser and composer of the
Institute of the Theater at the University of Chile. He stayed
there for ten years and during that time he wrote a large
amount of music for the various theater works. In 1965 he
began to teach in the Department of Composition in the
Faculty of Science and Musical Arts at the same University,
later becoming Chairman of the Department. In 1964
Garrido-Lecca won a scholarship to work with Aaron
Copland at the Tanglewood Music Festival. Upon his return
to Peru in 1973, he became Professor of Composition of
the National Conservatory of Lima where, soon after, he
was appointed Director of this institution until 1979.
The musical production of Garrido-Lecca includes chamber
and symphonic works, which have been performed in
numerous concerts and festivals in America, Europe and
Asia. Among his most renowned works are “Intihuatana” for
string quartet, “Antaras” for double string quartet and
double bass, “Laudes I and II” for orchestra, “Elegía a
Machu-Picchu” (performed by the New York Philharmonic
in 1967), “Concerto for Cello and Orchestra”, “Simphony
Nº2”, “Concerto for Guitar”, and the multimedia work “El
Movimiento y el Sueño” for double choir, two narrators and
orchestra, among others.
During his life as a composer he has been awarded many
composition prizes both in Peru and in Chile. Among his
award-winning compositios are “Divertimento”, “El
movimiento y el sueño”, “Trio para un nuevo tiempo”,
“Cuarteto Nº3” and “Retablos sinfónicos”.
Since 1983 he traveled frequently to Chile, actively
participating in the musical life of that country. He is
member of the Composer’s Society of Chile and of the
Copyright Society SCD.
He has been awarded the International Institute of
Education scholarship in 1961 and the Guggenheim
Foundation scholarship in 1963.
In 1982 he was decorated by the Spanish government with
the Order of Civilian Merit. In 1997 the government of
Chile awarded him the “Bernardo O’Higgins” Order for his
contribution to the strenghtening of the relations betwewn
Chile and Peru.
In 2000 he won the "Tomás Luis de Victoria" Prize from
the Fundación Autor SGAE of Spain.
CONCERTO FOR GUITAR AND FOUR INSTRUMENTAL GROUPS
SUITE PERUANA, for strings
LAUDES I, for orchestra
SOLILOQUIO II, for cello
ORDEN No.1, for solo piano
POÉTICAS, for two guitars
DÚO CONCERTANTE, for charango and guitar
ELEGÍA A MACHU PICCHU, for orchestra
DIÁLOGOS COTIDIANOS, for clarinet and guitar
DANZAS POPULARES ANDINAS, for flute and guitar
LAUDES II, for chamber ensemble
SECUENCIAS, for violin and orchestra
DIVERTIMENTO, for woodwind quintet
STRING QUARTET No.1 (Commissioned by the Library of Congress - Washington D.C.)
INTIHUATANA, for string quartet
ANTARAS, for double string quartet and double bass
DONDE NACEN LOS CÓNDORES, for male choir and andean instruments
DANZAS POPULARES ANDINAS, for violin and piano
EL MOVIMIENTO Y EL SUEÑO, for chorus, 2 narrators, and orchestra
TRÍO PARA UN NUEVO TIEMPO, for violin, cello, and piano
STRING QUARTET No.2
PRELUDIO Y TOCCATA, for solo piano
SIMPAY, for guitar
SONATA FANTASÍA, for cello and piano
CONCERTO FOR CELLO AND ORCHESTRA
STRING QUARTET No.3
SOLILOQUIO I, for solo flute
EVENTOS, for chamber orchestra
AMARU, for flute and string quartet
SOLILOQUIO III, for solo double bass
CANCIONES DE HOGAR, for voice and chamber ensemble
SYMPHONY No.2, "Introspections"
STRING QUARTET No.4
OCTAVIANAS, for voice and chamber ensemble
CANTO VIVO EN EL ATARDECER, for baritone and orchestra
The complete catalog of illustrious Peruvian composer CELSO GARRIDO-LECCA, is available to purchase for the first time. The collection comprises 49 works across various genres. Receive a 20% discount when purchased as a package.