Monday, October 26, 2009

Salvador Contreras (1910-1982)

Mexican composer. He studied at the Mexico City Conservatory, the violin with Revueltas, theory with Huizar, and composition and conducting with Chavez. And as noted in the prior composer was one of the “Group of Four”. In 1941 his Piece for String Quartet was performed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. From 1946-1955 he was a violinist for the National Symphony Orchestra and from 1955-1958 he was a conductor for an opera orchestra. From 1958-1967 he was a professor of harmony, violin, and orchestra director at the Mexico City Conservatory. His first published works was Tres movimientos para guitarra.

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