Kastner, (Macario) Santiago

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Kastner, (Macario) Santiago

Kastner, (Macario) Santiago , distinguished English pianist, harpsichordist, and musicologist; b. London, Oct. 15, 1908; d. Lisbon, May 12, 1992. He studied in London and Amsterdam, then took courses with Hans Beltz (piano), Ramin (harpsichord), Hans Prüfher (musicology), and Friedrich Högner (theory) in Leipzig. He completed his studies with Juan Gilbert Camins (harpsichord and clavichord) and Angles (musicology) in Barcelona. He settled in Lisbon in 1933, and taught at the Cons, there (from 1947). He was an authority on Hispanic keyboard music. In addition to writing several important books, he ed. works by Portuguese and Spanish composers.


Mùsica hispanica: O estilo do P.M. Rodrigues Coelho: A interpretaçào de mùsica hispanica para teda desde 1450 ate 1650 (Lisbon, 1936); Contribución al estudio de la mùsica espanola y portuguesa (Lisbon, 1941); Carlos Seixas (Coimbra, 1947); Federico Mompou (Madrid, 1947); Antonio und Hernando de Cabezón: Eine Chronik dargestellt am Leben zweier Generationen von Organisten (Tutzing, 1977); The Interpretation of 16th- and 17th-century Iberian Keyboard Music (Stuyvesant, N.Y., 1987).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire