Moncayo García, José Pablo

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Moncayo García, José Pablo

Moncayo García, José Pablo, Mexican composer and conductor; b. Guadalajara, June 29, 1912; d. Mexico City, June 16, 1958. He studied with Chávez at the Mexico City Cons. From 1932 he was a member of the Mexico Sym. Orch.; was conductor of the National Sym. Orch. (1949–52). In company with Ayala, Contreras, and Galindo (also pupils of Chávez), he formed the so-called Grupo de Los Cuatro for the purpose of furthering the cause of Mexican music.


dramatic:Opera: La mulata de Córdoba (Mexico City, Oct. 23, 1948). orch.:Huapango (1941); Sym. (1944); Sinfonietta (1945); Homenaje a Cervantes for 2 Oboes and Strings (Mexico City, Oct. 27, 1947); Cumbres (Louisville, June 12, 1954). Other: Choruses; piano pieces.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis Mclntire

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