Show simple item record Schwartz-Kates, Deborah 2013-05-02T15:45:29Z 2013-05-02T15:45:29Z 2011-10
dc.description.abstract The city of Washington held a special place in the creative life of Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983). It was there that the Argentine composer achieved some of his distinguished successes, beginning with the premiere of his Second Sring Quartet (1958), which was commissioned by the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation and performed in the Library of Congress. Given these achievements, it is no surprise that Ginastera considered Washington his lucky city. Yet, the U.S. capital also proves providential for researchers, since many of the sources that document the composer’s U.S. activities reside in the Library of Congress. This paper explores the highlights of the Ginastera correspondence that is housed at the LC—a resource that yields fresh perspectives into the composer’s transnational connections with music and musicians in the United States. Ginastera’s letters to Aaron Copland offer a fascinating window into the relationship that the composer shared with a valued teacher, mentor, and friend. His two-way correspondence with Harold Spivacke, the former Chief of the Music Division at the LC, played a formative role in shaping his career. As a whole, the correspondence reveals the way that the Argentine musician upheld the Library of Congress as a model for Latin American nations. He drew deeply on the resources of the LC for a variety of purposes that exemplify his association with the iconic Washington institution. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Latin American Music Center en
dc.subject Cultural en
dc.subject Conferencia en
dc.subject Cultural Counterpoints en
dc.subject Interactions en
dc.subject Latin America en
dc.subject Latin American Music Center en
dc.subject Music en
dc.subject Musical en
dc.subject Música en
dc.subject Música Latinoamericana en
dc.subject United States en
dc.subject Fiftieth Anniversary en
dc.subject 50th anniversary en
dc.subject Alberto Ginastera en
dc.subject Washington D.C. en
dc.subject Argentina en
dc.subject Second String Quartet en
dc.subject Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation en
dc.subject Library of Congress en
dc.subject Aaron Copland en
dc.subject Harold Spivacke en
dc.title Ginastera in Washington: Correspondence with Copland and Spivacke at the Library of Congress [full paper] en
dc.type Article en

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