Castellanos, Pablo Ruiz: Monte Rus. Poema Sinfonico



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Castellanos, Pablo Ruiz: Monte Rus. Poema Sinfonico [score] – Havana, 1965, published by the author. VN -. [4], 94, [2] p. 295 mm – Three inscriptions by the composer for Tamas Bolberitz, Hungarian conductor. Printed wrappers (used, soiled, minor tears).

Pablo Ruiz Castellanos (1902-1980), composer from Guantánamo. He was eleven years old when he moved to Santiago de Cuba with his family. There he began his musical studies with Cástulo Reyes, with whom he learned to play several instruments. In 1924 he joined the music band of the Crucero Cuba, playing trumpet and horn, with which he made extensive tours abroad. He then joined the band of the General Headquarters in Havana, and later the infantry band. All these experiences acquired in the different bands, as well as the opportunity he had to come into contact with the scores of the classics, allowed him to broaden his musical knowledge. He became a conductor for theatre companies, and continued his studies in harmony and national symphonism. In 1934 he created his first work entitled Oración Negra (Black Prayer). From then on he created many works, mainly symphonic poems: Rumba en Rapsodia (1935), Monte Rus (1940), Río Cauto (1941), Ensoñación guajira (1945), Sinfonía No.1 and Sinfonía Heterodoxa (1949), El Gran changüí and Danza cubana (1950); the hymn Libertad (1953), commissioned by José A. Echevarría; Sinfonía a Patricio Lumumba (1971), Sinfonía No.3 (1971), Trova entre palmares (suite) in memory of Sindo Garay (1972), among others. His works have been performed by famous national and foreign conductors such as Enrique González Manticci, Rodrigo Prats, Manuel Dúchense Cuzán, Félix Guerrero, Erich Kleiber, Amadeo Roldán and others. He was a professor at the Guanabacoa Conservatory and founded the Musical Instruments Department of the CMQ radio station, together with Maestro González Manticci.

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Weight440.00 g