| Garrido-Lecca, Celso (b. 1926)
Garrido-Lecca, Celso (b. 1926)
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.
|THE COMPLETE CATALOG
||Peru||---||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.||$1,300.00||scores only|
|Various Composers||MUSIC FOR PIANO
||Argentina, Chile, Colombia, And Peru.||---||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.||$200.00|
|Various Composers||LATIN AMERICAN BAROQUE COLLECTION
||Bolivia And Peru||---||A unique collection from the Colonial Baroque, including works by Roque Ceruti, Baltasar Martínez Compañón, and Tomás Torrejón y Velasco. Receive a 20% discount when purchased as a package. Please enquire at email@example.com||$245.00|
|Various Composers||MUSIC FOR FLUTE
||Peru||---||Collection of music for solo flute by Peruvian composers José Carlos Campos, Daniel Cueto, Celso Garrido-Lecca, and Jimmy López||$80.00|
| Iturriaga, Enrique (b. 1918)
Iturriaga, Enrique (b. 1918)
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 Lima. 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 William Byrd”. 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).
|THE COMPLETE WORKS
||Peru||---||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.||$900.00||scores only|
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