Maragno, Virtú, Argentine composer; b. Santa Fe, March 18,1928. He studied in Buenos Aires and later in Rome with Goffredo Petrassi. Returning to Argentina, he became active as a choral conductor and teacher. He writes in a distinctly modernistic vein, leaning toward serial techniques.
Triste y Danza for Small Orch. (1947); Divertimento for Wind Quintet (1952); Scherzo sinfonico (Buenos Aires, June 16,1953); Concertino for Piano and 14 Instruments (1954); 2 string quartets (1958, 1961); Expresion for Double Orch. and Percussion (Rome, June 23,1961); Intensidad y Espado for Orch. (1962); Composicion I for Voices, Instruments, and Tape (Buenos Aires, Oct. 5,1962); music for the theater; film scores; choruses; songs.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire