Grupo renovación

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The Grupo renovación was an Argentine composers' association founded in 1929 to promote modern music.

The Grupo renovación was founded on 22 October 1929. The aims of the group were "to discuss compositions of its members; to perform and to publish their best works; to arrange performances of native music abroad; and to discuss publicly the general subject of music, with the intention of contribution to the progress of musical culture" (Slonimsky 1945, 80–81). The founding members were the older two Castro brothers (José María and Juan José), Gilardo Gilardi, Juan Carlos Paz, and Jacobo Ficher, a naturalized Russian (Salgado 2001a; Salgado 2001b; Salgado 2001d; Salgado 2001e). The third Castro brother, Washington, joined at some later date (Salgado 2001c). In 1932, Juan José Castro and Gilardi left the group and Honorio Siccardi and Luis Gianneo joined. Gianneo remained until 1944. In 1936 Paz left the group to found his own series of concerts, Conciertos de la Nueva Música (Slonimsky 1945, 81). Alfredo Pinto was briefly a member of the group in 1935 (Slonimsky 1945, 98). The organization eventually was transformed into the Argentine section of the International Society for Contemporary Music (Salgado 2001a).

The Grupo renovación presented concerts in the large hall of the Teatro del Pueblo in Buenos Aires, which was managed by a cooperative theatrical company specializing in modern drama. They provided the hall at the lowest possible cost, enabling the group to keep the price of admission to just half a peso. In the mid-1940s, the Grupo renovación gave as many as fifteen concerts a year, in a season lasting through the winter from March to November (Slonimsky 1945, 81).

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  • Salgado, Susana. 2001b. Castro: (2) Juan José Castro. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell. London: Macmillan Publishers.
  • Salgado, Susana. 2001c. "Castro: (3) Washington Castro". The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell. London: Macmillan Publishers.
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