Jaime Mendoza-Nava

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Jaime Mendoza-Nava (December 31, 1925 – May 31, 2005) was a Bolivian-American composer and conductor born in La Paz, Bolivia. He studied at The Juilliard School and Madrid Royal Conservatory, the Sorbonne, and with Nadia Boulanger. He won the Madrid Conservatory's First Prize in 1950, completing the five-year program in a year's time. Eventually, he was on the staff of Walt Disney Studios and his works were recorded by MGM Records.

Much of his music is inspired by the pentatonic music of the Andes.

In Hollywood, he also had several credits as a sound editor.

He died in Los Angeles, California, on May 31, 2005.

Selected filmography[edit]


  • Tres Danzas Bolivianas for piano
  • Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
  • "La niña que toca el arpa" (piano and soprano singer)
  • Don Alvaro (symphonic poem)
  • Gitana for piano
  • Antawara (symphonic poem)
  • Pachamama (symphonic poem)
  • Estampas y Estampillas for Orchestra of 'Cellos


  • Edward Cole, liner notes for Estamapa y Estampillas for Orchestra of 'Cellos, MGM Records, no date given.

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