Pineda-Duque, Roberto (1910–1977)

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Pineda-Duque, Roberto (1910–1977)

Roberto Pineda-Duque (b. 29 August 1910; d. 1977), Colombian composer. Born in Santuario, Antioquia, Pineda-Duque took music courses at Medellín's Institute of Fine Arts under Joaquín Fuster (piano) and Carlos Posada-Amador (harmony). In 1942 he moved to Cali to study with Antonio María Valencia (choral technique). In the early 1950s he studied composition, fugue, counterpoint, instrumentation, and the twelve- tone technique with Carlo Jachino, director of the National Conservatory of the University of Colombia. Two of his major works are the cantata Edipo Rey (1959) and the oratorio Cristo en el seno de Abraham (1961). His Concierto para piano (1960) was awarded the Colombian Sesquicentennial of Independence Prize. In 1961 he became professor of organ, harmony, and composition at the National Conservatory. He has composed primarily church music and has served as maestro de capilla at the church of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves in Bogotá. He died in Bogotá.

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Composers of the Americas, vol. 7 (1961), pp. 68-72; New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, vol. 14 (1980).

                                  Susana Salgado