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Baqueiro Fóster, Gerónimo

Gerard Béhague

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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(b Hopelchén, Jan 7, 1898; d Mexico City, May 29, 1967). Mexican musicologist and composer. After learning to play the flute and the oboe in Mérida and working in several military and popular bands, he entered the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City (1922), where he was a pupil of Julián Carrillo. He led the most enthusiastic supporters of Carrillo’s microtonal system ‘sonido 13’, organizing several concerts and giving talks about it. He worked as a music critic until his appointment in 1929 as professor of acoustics, solfège and music history at the National Conservatory, a post he occupied until his retirement in 1965. Concurrently he undertook research on folk music in the states of Veracruz, Nayarit and Yucatán, the isthmus of Tehuantepec, the northern and southern states of Mexico, and the Middle East (Egypt, Israel, Iran, Turkey). In 1938 he founded the Unión Mexicana de Cronistas de Teatro y Música and in ...

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Subjects: Contemporary Music

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