Pedrell, Carlos

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Pedrell, Carlos

Pedrell, Carlos , Uruguayan composer, nephew of Felipe Pedrell; b. Minas, Oct. 16, 1878; d. Montrouge, near Paris, March 3,1941. He studied in Madrid with his uncle, and later went to Paris, where he took lessons with d’Indy and Breville at the Schola Cantorum. Returning to South America, he was inspector of music in the Buenos Aires schools. He lectured at the Univ. of Tucumán. In 1921 he went to Paris, where he remained for the rest of his life. His works are cast in the French style, but the rhythmic elements are related to Spanish and South American sources; his songs, with richly developed accompaniments, are the best among his works.


dramatic:opera:Ardid de Amor (Buenos Aires, June 7, 1917); Cuento de Abril; La Guitare (Madrid, 1924). Ballet: La Rose et le gitan (Antwerp, 1930); Alleluia (Buenos Aires, 1936). orch.:Une Nuit de Schéhérazade (1908); Danza y canción de Aixa (1910); En el estrado de Beatriz (1910); Fantasia Argentina (1910); Ouverture catalane (1912). vocal:Pastorales for Voice and Orch. (Paris, 1928); choruses; songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire