Huizar (Garcia de la Cadena), Candelario

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Huizar (Garcia de la Cadena), Candelario

Huízar (García de la Cadena), Candelario, Mexican composer; b. Jerez, Feb. 2, 1883; d. Mexico City, May 3, 1970. He studied violin and composition before training with Gustavo Campa at the Mexico City Cons. He played horn (1929–37) and was librarian (1929–48) with the Orquesta Sinfònica de Mexico. His output reflected Mexicanfolk modalities with an infusion of authentic Mexican themes.


orch (all 1st perf. in Mexico City): 3 symphonic poems: Imágenes (Dec. 13, 1929), Pueblerinas (Nov. 6, 1931), and Surco (Oct. 25, 1935); 4 syms. (Nov. 14, 1930; Sept. 4, 1936; July 29, 1938; Aug. 7, 1942).CHAMBER: Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon (1931); String Quartet (1938). VOCAL: Choral pieces; songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire