Juan Pablo Muñoz Sanz

Juan Pablo Muñoz Sanz

Juan Pablo Muñoz Sanz (Quito, March 13, 1898 – Quito, August 5, 1964) was an Ecuadorian writer, music critic, composer, and pianist. He held the rectorship of the Quito National Conservatory in 1944, also taking charge of the direction of its orchestra, which later became the National Symphony Orchestra. He also worked as a Spanish, literature and philosophy professor. Among his books are: “La Música en Quito” (1934), “Glosario de Amiel” (1936), “La música ecuatoriana” (1938), and “Nacionalismo y americanismo musical” (1938).

Pictures

The Symphony Orchestra of the Conservatory directed by Juan Pablo Muñoz Sanz.

Works

  • La Música en Quito (1934)
  • Glosario de Amiel. Reflexiones sobre la timidez y réplica al doctor Marañón (1936, Grupo América Prize)
  • La música ecuatoriana (1938)
  • Nacionalismo y americanismo musical (1938)
  • Testamento inmortal: valoración moral e histórica de la última proclama del Libertador (e1959)
  • Voces en la sombra (2006)

He also composed the following songs or hymns

  • “Capillana” (danza india)
  • “Danza incásica No. 4”
  • “Danza oriental”
  • “Elegía del incario” (ballet)
  • Himno a Quito
  • Himno del ciencuentenario del Conservatorio
  • “Madrigal” (pasillo)
  • “Quiteña” (pasillo).

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