Aguirre, Julían, Argentine composer; b. Buenos Aires, Jan. 28, 1868; d. there, Aug. 13, 1924. He was taken to Spain as a child, and studied at the Madrid Cons. In 1887 he returned to Buenos Aires. His best known works are piano miniatures in the form of stylized Argentine dances and songs. His Huella, Canción argentiana (1917) and Gato (1918) were orchestrated by Ansermet, who conducted them in Buenos Aires (April 6, 1930). The Huella was also arranged for violin and piano by Jascha Heifetz. Other compositions include Atahua-Ipa, incidental music (Buenos Aires, Nov. 5, 1897); Preambulo, Triste y Gato for Orch. (Buenos Aires, Nov. 5, 1910); Belkiss, orch. suite (1910); De mi pais, orch. suite (Buenos Airea, Oct. 27, 1916); chamber music; numerous piano pieces; choral works; songs.
J. Giacobbe, J. A. (Buenos Aires, 1945); C. Garcia Muñoz, j. A. (Buenos Aires, 1970).
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