Ginastera, Alberto (1916-1983)

Alberto Ginastera. Picture by Annemarie Heinrich. Public Domain.

Alternative last name spellings
Alternative first name spellings: Alberto Evaristo Ginastera.
Alias: –

To compose, in my opinion, is to create an architecture…In music, this architecture unfolds in time…When time has past, when the work has unfolded, a sense of inner perfection survives in the spirit.  Only then can one say that the composer has succeeded in creating that architecture.


Description: Alberto Ginastera was an Argentine composer of contemporary classical music, considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century. His music largely inspired subsequent composers, and he was master of great musicians like Astor Piazzolla, Mauricio Kagel or Gerardo Gandini, among others.
Sex: Male Occupation: Composer.
Place of Birth / Death: Barracas, Buenos Aires, Argentina / Geneva, Argentina. Country Tags: Argentina.
Periods: 20 Century Genres: Symphonic music, Orchestral music, Choral music, Chamber music, Religious music, Vocal music, Instrumental music, Music for Dance, Concert, Opera, Ballets, Music for films.
Styles: Nationalism, Expressionism, Serialism, Dodecaphonist, Microtonalism, Avant-Garde, Folk, Soundtracks.  School / Group: Williams Conservatory of Buenos Aires.
Instruments: Piano. Relatives: –
Patrons: – Master: Aaron Copland



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  • Burkholder, J. Peter. Jay Grout, Donald. Palisca, Claude V. (2015). Historia de la música occidental. Madrid: Alianza música.
  • Michels, Ulrich. (1992) Atlas de música, vol. 2. Madrid: Alianza Editorial.
  • Morgan, Robert P. (1999). La música del siglo XX. Madrid: Akal.
  • Onnen, Frank. (1967). Enciclopedia de la música. Madrid: Afrodisio Aguado.
  • Pajares Alonso, Roberto L. (2010). Historia de la Música en 6 bloques. Madrid: Visión libros
  • Rodríguez, Edgardo José; Bianucci, Paula V.; Lezcano, Evaldo A. (2006). El problema de los dos períodos nacionalistas en la obra de Alberto Ginastera. II Jornadas de Investigación en Disciplinas Artísticas y Proyectuales.
  • Ross, Alex. (2013). El ruido eterno. Escuchar al siglo XX a través de su música. Barcelona: Seix Barral.
  • Turina, Joaquín. (2000). Enciclopedia abreviada de la música. Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva.