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López-Buchardo, Carlos

López-Buchardo, Carlos

López-Buchardo, Carlos, Argentine composer; b. Buenos Aires, Oct. 12, 1881; d. there, April 21, 1948. He studied piano, violin, and harmony in Buenos Aires and composition with Albert Roussel in Paris. He was founder-director of the National Cons. in Buenos Aires (1924–48); also founded the school of fine arts at the Univ. of La Plata, where he was a prof. of harmony. His music is set in a vivid style, rooted in national folk song; particularly successful in this respect is his symphonic suite Escenas argentinas (Buenos Aires, Aug. 12, 1922). His other works are the opera El sueno de alma (Buenos Aires, Aug. 4, 1914; won the Municipal Prize); 3 lyric comedies: Madama Lynch (1932), La perichona (1933), and Amalia (1935); several piano pieces in an Argentine folk manner; songs.

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