Clara Solovera (May 15, 1909 - January 27, 1992) was a famous Chilean folk musician and composer. She was Chile's most popular folk music composer in the early 1960s.
Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island in Oceania. Chile also claims about 1,250,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi) of Antarctica, although all claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty.
Folk music includes traditional folk music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th-century folk revival. Some types of folk music may be called world music. Traditional folk music has been defined in several ways: as music transmitted orally, music with unknown composers, or music performed by custom over a long period of time. It has been contrasted with commercial and classical styles. The term originated in the 19th century, but folk music extends beyond that.
A song is a single work of music that is typically intended to be sung by the human voice with distinct and fixed pitches and patterns using sound and silence and a variety of forms that often include the repetition of sections. Through semantic widening, a broader sense of the word "song" may refer to instrumentals.
Clara Schumann was a German musician and composer, considered one of the most distinguished composers and pianists of the Romantic era. She exerted her influence over a 61-year concert career, changing the format and repertoire of the piano recital, while also having composed a body of work including various piano concertos, chamber works, and choral pieces. She was married to composer Robert Schumann, and together they encouraged and maintained a close relationship with Johannes Brahms. She was the first to perform publicly any work by Brahms, notably the Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel. She was also an influential piano educator at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt.
The culture of Chile reflects the relatively homogeneous population as well as the geographic isolation of the country in relation to the rest of South America. Since colonial times, the Chilean culture has been a mix of Spanish colonial elements with indigenous culture.
A roots revival is a trend which includes young performers popularizing the traditional musical styles of their ancestors. Often, roots revivals include an addition of newly composed songs with socially and politically aware lyrics, as well as a general modernization of the folk sound.
Music of the Philippines include musical performance arts in the Philippines or by Filipinos composed in various genres and styles. The compositions are often a mixture of different Asian, Spanish, Latin American, American, and indigenous influences.
Chilean music refers to all kinds of music developed in Chile, or by Chileans in other countries, from the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors to the modern day. It also includes the native pre-Columbian music from what is today Chilean territory.
Ruth Crawford Seeger, born Ruth Porter Crawford, was an American modernist composer active primarily during the 1920s and 1930s and an American folk music specialist from the late 1930s until her death. She was a prominent member of a group of American composers known as the "ultramoderns," and her music influenced later composers including Elliott Carter.
"Summertime" is an aria composed in 1934 by George Gershwin for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. The lyrics are by DuBose Heyward, the author of the novel Porgy on which the opera was based, although the song is also co-credited to Ira Gershwin by ASCAP.
Margot Loyola Palacios was a musician, folk singer and researcher of the folklore of Chile and Latin America in general.
Rodrigo F. Cádiz is a composer and engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where he studied with Alejandro Guarello, Aliosha Solovera and Pablo Aranda. He obtained his Ph.D. in Music Technology from Northwestern University in 2006, where he studied with Augusta Read Thomas, Jay Alan Yim, Virgil Moorefield, Amnon Wolman and Gary Kendall.
The Viña del Mar International Song Festival is a music festival that has been held annually during the 3rd week of February in Viña del Mar, Chile. Started in 1960, it is the oldest and largest music festival in Latin America.
Ester Soré is the main singer of Chilean melodies of the 20th century. She recorded for the first time the successful one "Chile Lindo" ("Pretty Chile"), of Clara Solovera, and did not only he contribute to enrich the way to interpret those songs thanks to a voice recognized among the clearest and expressive of her time. Besides was a popular artist in an extensive sense: in the radio, the disks, the tours and the movies. From the folk music, and decades before words as showoman or entertainer were receptions here, Ester Soré, to whom they called the Black Pretty one, was the entretenedora Chilean of her time.
Los Huasos Quincheros are a popular Chilean folk musical group, first formed in 1937. It currently consists of the musicians Benjamín Mackenna, Antonio Antoncich, Ricardo Videla and Cristián O'Ryan. The group was nominated for an International Music Prize in 1970.
Osmán Pérez Freire was a Chilean composer. Born in Santiago, the family moved to Mendoza, in the desert Cuyo region of western Argentina, in 1886. Freire moved to Spain in the 1920s.
The tonada is a folk music style of Spain and some countries of Hispanic America. In nowadays Spain, the traditional sung piece known as tonada is considered as having been originated in Asturias and Cantabria, although tonada is a Spanish word which can mean anything sung, played or danced, musicological usage in Spanish and English is more specific.
The Coast of Poets is a cultural space in the Valparaíso Region of Chile, named for four world-renowned Chilean poets.
Esperanza is a 2011 Chilean telenovela produced and broadcast by TVN.
The following lists events that happened during 1909 in the Republic of Chile.
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