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L'avant-garde musicale à Buenos Aires : Paz contra Ginastera

Abstract : The Centro Latinoamericano de Altos Estudios Musicales (claem), founded in 1962 in Buenos Aires by Alberto Ginastera, and financed by the Rockefeller Foundation, was the principal centre of contemporary music in Latin America through the 1960s. However, the pioneer of 12-tone music in Argentina, Juan Carlos Paz, used to refer to it as the 'Pitman Academy of musical composition'. This disdain was the result of a rivalry which lent its structure to the local milieu of contemporary music for thirty years, and which corresponded to competing visions of the history of music which opposed an avant-garde to a nationalist conception. In this article, this history is retraced notably through the analysis of the documents of the quarrel which in 1942 Paz christened 'the case against Ginastera'.
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Esteban Buch. L'avant-garde musicale à Buenos Aires : Paz contra Ginastera. Circuit : musiques contemporaines, Montreal : Presses de l'Université de Montreal, 2007, 17 (2), pp.11-33. ⟨10.7202/016836ar⟩. ⟨hal-01044770⟩

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