Maria del Carmen Perez Jimenez Barradas (18 March 1888 – 12 May 1963) was a Uruguayan pianist, composer, and choral teacher. She used the stage name Carmen Barradas.
Maria del Carmen Pérez Jiménez was born in Montevideo and studied with Antonio Fran, Aurora Pablo and M. Lopes Vicente. In 1916 her family moved to Spain, where she gave a concert of her own works in 1917. She lived and composed in Spain until 1922, then returned to Montevideo in 1928 and took a position teaching at the Institutos Normales. Her works pioneered the use of non-traditional graphic notation and experimental techniques.
Barradas produced her own works at the Teatro Solís in 1934 and stopped composing in 1949. She died in Montevideo.
Selected works include:
- Fabricación, 1922
- Andaluza, la niña de la mantilla blanca
- Pedigo, Alan (1995). International encyclopedia of violin-keyboard sonatas and composer.
- Lorenz, Ricardo; Hernández, Luis R. (1995). Scores and recordings at the Indiana University Latin American. Indiana University, Bloomington, Latin American Music Center.
- Bethell, Leslie (1998). A cultural history of Latin America: literature, music.
- Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Retrieved 22 January 2011.
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