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Mata, Eduardo (1942–1995)

Mata, Eduardo (1942–1995)

Eduardo Mata (b. 5 September 1942; d. 4 January 1995), Mexican-born composer and conductor. His studies at the National Conservatory of Mexico focused on percussion and composition (with Carlos Chávez and Julian Orbón). He studied conducting with Max Rudolf and Eric Leinsdorf at the Berkshire Music Center in 1964. Mata has concentrated less on composition since his meteoric rise as a conductor, beginning in 1965 with orchestras at Guadalajara and the Free University of Mexico, and followed with Phoenix (1971–1977) and Dallas (1977–1991). He was appointed Fine Arts Opera director in Mexico City (1983) and was a guest conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra.

See alsoMusic: Art Music .


José Antonio Alcaraz et al., Período contemporáneo, in La música de México, edited by Julio Estrada, vol. 1, pt. 5 (1984).

Additional Bibliography

Flores Aguilar, Verónica. Eduardo Mata: A varias voces. México: Conaculta, 2005.

Wagar, Jeannine. Conductors in Conversation: Fifteen Contemporary Conductors Discuss their Lives and Profession. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1991.

                                        Robert L. Parker

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