Hernández Moncada, Eduardo (1899–1995)

views updated

Hernández Moncada, Eduardo (1899–1995)

Eduardo Hernández Moncada (b. 24 September 1899; d. 1995), Mexican composer and conductor trained in the National Conservatory under Rafael Tello. He was Carlos Chávez's assistant conductor with the Mexican Symphony Orchestra from 1929 to 1935 and was named director of the new National Symphony Orchestra of the Conservatory, formed in 1947. He assisted Carlos Chávez's composition workshop briefly in 1960 and was well-known for his work as choirmaster of the National Opera Chorus. Mexican folk elements moderately imbue his music, such as the ballet Ixtepec and his only opera, Elena. In 1992, he received the Medalla Candelario Huízar in honor of his work. He died in 1995.

See alsoMusic: Art Music .


Dan Malmström, Twentieth-Century Mexican Music (1974).

Additional Bibliography

Contreras Soto, Eduardo, and Eduardo Hernández Moncada. Eduardo Hernández Moncada: Ensayo biográfico, catálogo de obras y antología de textos. México, D.F.: Centro Nacional de Investigación, Documentación e Información Musical "Carlos Chávez," 1993.

                                    Robert L. Parker

About this article

Hernández Moncada, Eduardo (1899–1995)

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article