Soriano, Alberto, Uruguayan composer and musicologist; b. Santiago del Estero, Argentina, Feb. 5, 1915. He studied violin in Bahia, Brazil. In 1937 he went to Montevideo, where he was prof. of ethnomusicology at the Univ. (1953–69). In his music he makes use of South American melorhyfhms, while retaining fundamental classical forms. From 1953 to 1969 he was a prof. of enthnomusicology at the Univ. of Montevideo. Among his scholarly publications is Algunas de las inmanencias etnomusicológicas (Montevideo, 1967).
Piano Concerto (1952); 2 guitar concertos (1952, 1957); Sinfonietta for Guitar, Cello, Bassoon, and Flute (1952); 4 rituales sinfónicos (1953); Divertimento for Bassoon and String Orch. (1954); Cello Sonata (1955); Violin Concerto (1956); Violin Sonata (1959); Piano Trio (1961); Canticos sinfónicos a la Revolu-ción de Cuba (1961); Concertino for Cello and Orch. (1961); Pastoral de Sibiu for Flute and Orch. (1962); Triptico de Praga for Orch. (1962); Tiempo sinfònico para los caidos en Buchenwald (1962).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire