Message from the conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya:
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The world lost one of the most generous, devoted, and inspiring teachers: Enrique Iturriaga. This picture is from last June, when I visited at his home in Lima. 101 years old, and in great spirits. He taught me to love music and to live my life with music. He will be greatly missed.
Enrique Iturriaga, who died in Lima on November 23 aged 101, studied with Honegger in Paris and taught in the Peruvian national conservatoire. He composed in an idiom that conjoined folk-music roots to mild modernist techniques.
He died on the same weekend as the centenarian Chilean composer Juan Orrego Salas.