Colombia mourns foremost composer

Colombia mourns foremost composer

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norman lebrecht

January 06, 2020

The composer Blas Emilio Atehortúa died yesterday aged 76.

A student of Ginastera and the Estonian Olav Roots, he was also the conductor of the country’s main symphony orchestras.

He published some concertos and other works, but found little interest abroad.

 

Comments

  • John Borstlap says:

    The videos don’t give something of a representative impression. This is better, a brilliant orchestral work:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zOlfSdKUQE

    This music is rooted in tradition, as anything by real musicians. Stangely, it sounds Russian here and there.

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