Monday, October 26, 2009

Geronimo Baqueiro Foster (1898-1967)

Mexican composer and musicologist. He learned to play the flute and oboe (woodwind instrument) in Mexico and worked in several military and popular bands. In 1922 he enrolled in the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City and was a student of Julian Carillo. He worked as a music critic until he was appointed the professor of acoustics and music history at the National Conservatory in 1929. He held this post until he retired in 1965. His most important work dealt with the study of Mexican folk music and music history. He also owned one of the most broad and priceless music libraries in Mexico which now is at CENIDIM.

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