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Arturo Márquez


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Mexican composer born in Alamos Sonora in 1950. In 1966 he began his music training with Thomas Rosseti and Eva McGowen in La Puente Calif. In 1969-70 he was conductor of the Navojoa Sonora Band. His pursue his music studies at the Conservatory of Music of México, the Taller de Composición of the Institute of Fine Arts of México with Joaquín Gutiérrez Heras, Hector Quintanar, Raúl Pavón and Federico Ibarra, at Paris with Jacques Casterede and at the California Institute of the Arts with Morton Subotnick, Lucky Mosko, Mel Powel and James Newton.

He has worked at the National University of MÈxico, Superior School of Music and CENIDIM (National Center of Research, Documentation and Information of Mexican Music).
His main works are: SON A TAMAYO for harp, percussion, tape and video; TIERRA and LA NAO for dance and tape; HOMENAJE A GISMONTI for string quartet; PAISAJES BAJO EL SIGNO DE COSMOS for orchestra; DANZON 1 thru 8 for different ensembles; ZARABANDEO for clarinet and piano; MASCARAS for harp and orchestra; ESPEJOS EN LA ARENA for cello and orquestra (also a viola version). In 1991 he received the composition scholarship of the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes and in 1994, 1997 and 2004 a 3 year scholorship from the Sistema Nacional de Creadores.
He will premired in the Festival Cervantino in October 2205 his cantata Sueños®(Dreams) with texts of Martin Luther king, Gandhi, Guillermo Velázquez, Eduardo Langagne, Cristof Buarque and with the artistic collaboration of Eduardo García Barrios, Eduardo Langagne, Gabriel Castorena, José Luis Cruz, Gilberto Aceves Navarro and Rossana Peñalosa.


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  • Unknowny503

    Fairly said Danzon No. 2 to be the second national anthem of Mexico!

    14 May 2013 Reply
  • DaaFyy_Creep

    Uno de los mejores compositores contemporaneos :D

    23 Jun 2011 Reply
  • RafaelDivoz

    Danzón No. 2 <3

    14 May 2011 Reply
  • Afangefel

    Danzón No. 2 <3

    2 May 2011 Reply
  • smorodinaolga

    It's the soul, it's the whole world. Hard to find the words.

    25 Mar 2011 Reply

    wow... Parece ser una buena opción para cambiar un poco de música... Cuál me recomiendan de el? :D

    20 Sep 2010 Reply
  • gEEEERa

    Su Son atonal es increible

    15 Feb 2010 Reply
  • MeguDz

    Danzón nº2 es increíblemente perfecta.

    5 Dec 2009 Reply
  • argeliax

    Blas Galindo, Juventino Rosas, Silvestre Revueltas, ah, esos ya son artistas similares decentes =D

    20 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Cronopio321

    El danzón Nº 2 es realmente precioso, es una pieza sinfónica, no se cámara, con grandes influenccias de la "Cuban overturre" que compuso Gershwin en 1932.

    31 Jul 2008 Reply
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  • argeliax

    Ni Café Tacuba, Fito Paez, Cerati, Sabina o Delgadillo, pero ¡¿¿POLO POLO??!

    8 Nov 2007 Reply
  • pimientaz0r

    El danzón no. 2 es de las piezas más hermosas de música de cámara que jamás haya oido.

    26 May 2007 Reply

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