Lavalle-GarcÍa, Armando, Mexican composer;b. Ocotlân, Jalisco, Nov. 23, 1924. He studied violin at the National Cons, of Music in Mexico City and took courses in composition with Bernal Jimenez, Revueltas, and R. Halffter. He subsequently played viola with the National Sym. Orch. of Mexico City and conducted the Xalapa Sym. Orch. His music is permeated with the essence of Mexican folklore, even in pieces of ostensibly abstract connotations.
dramatic: b a i i e t:La candón de los Buenos Principios (1957); 3 tiempos de amor (1958); Corrido (1959).orch.:Mi viaje, symphonic poem (1950); Estructuras geométricas for Strings and Percussion (1960); Concerto for Viola and Strings (1965); Concerto for Violin, Strings, and Percussion (1966).chamber:Divertimento for Wind Quintet (1953); Violin Sonata (1966); Oboe Sonata (1967); Potencial for Guitar, Psaltery, Harp, and Percussion (1967); Trigonos for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1968); Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, Cello, and Percussion (1969).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire