Carlos López Buchardo

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Carlos Félix López Buchardo (October 12, 1881 April 21, 1948) [1] was an Argentine composer of Classical music whose work was inspired by native music. He founded the Conservatorio Nacional Superior de Música in Buenos Aires.

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López Buchardo was born and died in Buenos Aires. He first studied composition in his hometown and later pursued his training in Paris with Albert Roussel. Upon his return to Argentina, López Buchardo established some institutions that helped to shape musical life in his country. He founded the Conservatorio Nacional in Buenos Aires in 1924. [2] He also established the School of Fine Arts of the La Plata University. He held various administrative positions, including that of Director of the Teatro Colón.

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  1. Hoover, Maya (2010). A Guide to the Latin American Art Song Repertoire: An Annotated Catalog of Twentieth-Century Art Songs for Voice and Piano. Indiana University Press. p. 1. ISBN   0253003962 . Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  2. López Buchardo, Carlos (1881–1948), Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, 2008, Gale, Retrieved 6 July 2017