Delgadillo, Luis (Abraham)

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Delgadillo, Luis (Abraham)

Delgadillo, Luis (Abraham) , Nicaraguan composer; b. Managua, Aug. 26,1887; d. there, Dec. 20,1961. He studied at the Milan Cons. Returning to Nicaragua, he became a band conductor and opened a music school, which later became a cons. His music is permeated with native rhythm and melos; virtually all of his output is descriptive of some aspect of Latin American culture and history.


ORCH Sinfonia indigena (1921); Sinfonia mexicana (1924); Teotihuacan (1925); Sinfonia incaica (1926; Caracas, May 20, 1927); Sinfonia serrana (1928); 12 short syms. (all 1953); Obertura Debussyana (1955); Obertura Schoenbergiana (1955). OTHER: 7 string quartets; piano pieces; church music.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire