Monday, January 6, 2014

Hernandez, Julio Alberto

Julio Alberto Hernandez(1900-1999), Dominican composer specializing in folk music based compositions. He studied saxophone, piano, and organ, eventually becoming a teacher and founding the Jose O Garcia Vila School of Music. Moving to San Domingo, he was a founding member of the Sociedad de Conciertos and the Orquesta Sinfonica. His works are based on Dominican folk music, usually merengue.

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