Gandini, Gerard O

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Gandini, Gerard O

Gandini, Gerard O, Argentine composer, pianist, and teacher; b. Buenos Aires, Oct. 16, 1932. He studied with Pia Sebastini, Roberto Caamafio, and Ginastera in Buenos Aires (1956–59), then completed studies in Rome with Petrassi (1966–67). He taught in Buenos Aires and N.Y. As a pianist, he specialized in contemporary music.

Works

DRAMATIC Opera : La Pasion de Buster Keaton (1978). ORCH.: Variations (1962); Musica nocturna II for Chamber Orch. (1965); Cadencias I for Violin and Chamber Orch. (1966) and II for Chamber Orch. (1967); Mutantes I for Chamber Orch. (1966); Fuggevole for Chamber Orch. (1967); Contrastes for 2 Pianos and Orch. (1968); Fases for Clarinet and Orch. (1969); Fantasie-Impromptu, “imaginary portrait of Chopin” for Piano and Orch. (1970); Guitar Concerto (1975; Washington, D.C., May 18, 1976); Piano Concerto (Washington, D.C., April 25, 1980); Soria Moria II for Strings (1981); Concerto for Flute, Guitar, and Orch. (1986). CHAMBER: Concertino I for Clarinet, String Trio, and Percussion, II for Flute and Instruments, and III for Harpsichord and Instruments (1962–63); Musica nocturna I for Flute, Piano, and String Trio (1964); L’Adieu for Piano, Vibraphone, 3 Percussionists, and Conductor (1967); A Cow in a Mondrian Painting for Flute and Instruments (1967); Soria Moria for Variable Instrumental Ensemble (1968); Play for Piano and an Instrument (1969); Piange e sospira for Flute, Violin, Clarinet, and Piano (1970); // concertino for Flute and Instruments (1971); Lunario sentimental for Violin, Cello, and Piano (1989).

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