Krieger, Armando

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Krieger, Armando

Krieger, Armando, Argentine pianist, conductor, and composer; b. Buenos Aires, May 7, 1940. He studied piano with John Montes and Robert Kinsky and composition with Ginastera, later with Copland, Dallapi-ccola, Maderna, R. Malipiero, and Messiaen at the Di Telia Inst. (1963–64); continued his piano training with Loriod at the Mozarteum Argentino (1964). He became widely known in his native country as a pianist and conductor, often giving performances of avant-garde music; also conducted his own chamber orch. and was active as a teacher. In his works, he adopted a serial technique in which rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic elements follow a predetermined formula of contrasts.


Sym. for Strings (1959); Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orch. (1963); Métamorfosis d’après une lecture de Kafka for Piano and 15 Instruments (1968); Angst for Orch. (1970); several cantatas and various solo vocal works; 2 string quartets (1960, 1961); other chamber music; keyboard pieces.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire