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Eduardo Mata

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Eduardo Mata was an internationally known conductor. He executed a broad repertoire and was especially known for twentieth hundred years music, especially of Latin American composers. He began monitoring electric guitar when he was about eight yrs . old. In 1953, he signed up for the Country wide Conservatory of Music, learning with Rodolfo Halffter and Jose Moncayo. From 1960 to 1963, he was within the structure workshop of Carlos Chavez and Julián Orbón. After earning a Koussevitzky Fellowship, he journeyed to Tanglewood where he continuing his research in structure under Gunther Schuller and in performing from Potential Rudolf and Erich Leinsdorf. In 1965, he became the long lasting conductor from the Guadalajara Orchestra while also acquiring a scheduled appointment as mind from the Music Section at the School of Mexico. The majority of his compositions had been created in the 1960s, before his performing career begun to dominate his period. They contain several chamber functions including a well-regarded cello/piano sonata, Improvisations (1966) for just two pianos and strings, and three symphonies. He resigned in the Guadalajara placement in 1972 when he was appointed primary conductor from the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra in Az. He remained for the reason that placement until he was provided the positioning of music movie director from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 1977. Although Dallas may be the main economic, business, and arts middle from the American Southwest, at that time its orchestra is at shaky condition. It acquired closed for the 3rd amount of time in its background in 1974, because of an insurmountable deficit. A fresh organization plan experienced reopened it, beneath the short-term management of American Louis Street, billed as its “visitor conductor.” Street had just accomplished, for the very first time, a full-time, 52-week agreement for the music artists, deemed necessary to creating the security had a need to entice worthwhile players. Mata brought the orchestra from what commentators known as its second “fantastic age,” discussing the previous fantastic age group of conductors Antal Dorati (1945-1949) and Walter Hendl (1949-1958). He raised the orchestra to unexpectedly high requirements, and produced several digital recordings with it for Pro Arte, RCA Victor, Delos, Telarc, and Dorian. On the helm from the Dallas Symphony, he participated in the look of its acoustically exceptional concert hall within the Meyerson Symphony Middle and led the very first concerts within the hall. The recordings produced there with Dorian Information are counted among the best possible. Being a conductor, he was questionable. He was fresh for this important placement, and was occasionally criticized for inconsistency in interpretation — criticisms that became much less frequent over time. He previously a penchant for deliberate tempos, but created a rich, comprehensive, and clear orchestral sound. He was also the main visitor conductor of the brand new Zealand Symphony and creative movie director of Solistas de Mexico, and visitor conducted broadly, including performances in London, Berlin, Rotterdam, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cleveland, and SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. He stepped down from his Dallas placement in 1993 and was been successful by American conductor Andrew Litton. Using the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, he and Dorian Information launched a successful group of recordings of Latin-American orchestral compositions, focusing on such composers as Antonio Estévez, Ginastera, Villa-Lobos, and Revueltas. The series continuing after he was wiped out when the personal aircraft he piloted transpired near Cuernavaca Airport terminal on January 4, 1995. A higher college in Dallas continues to be renamed after him, as well as the condition of Oaxaca (Mexico) founded an “Eduardo Mata Fall months Event” in his honor.

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Full Name Eduardo Mata
Died January 4, 1995, Mexico
Profession Conductor
Nationality Mexican
Albums Carmina Burana, An American Panorama, Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, & 3, Jongen, J.: Symphonie Concertante / Saint-Saens, C.: Symphony No. 3, Symphony no. 7 / Enigma Variations, Bolero / Alborada del Gracioso / Rapsodie Espagnole, Orbón: Tres versiones sinfónicas / Villa-Lobos: Bachiana Brasileira no. 2 / Estévez: Mediodía en el llano / Chávez: Sinfonía india, Jongen - Saint Saens, Revueltas: Redes / Sensemaya / Orbón: Concerto Grosso for String Quartet / Ginastera: Pampeana No. 3, Manuel de Falla: Master Peter's Puppet Show / Psyché / Concerto for Harpsichord / Julián Orbón: Himnus ad galli cantum / Tres cantigas del rey, Symphony no. 7, James Galway Plays Mozart, Chausson, E.: Symphony, Op. 20 / Ibert, J.: Escales / Divertissement, Ibéria, Chausson: Symphony in B-flat / Ibert: Escales / Divertissement, Capriccio Italien / A Night on Bare Mountain / The Sorcerer's Apprentice / Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1, Symphony No. 3 / Danzón Cubano / El Salon Mexico (Dallas Symphony Orchestra cond. Eduardo Mata), Falla, M. De: Vida Breve (La) [Opera], Prokofiev - Lieutenant Kije Suite, Love for Three Oranges Suite / Stravinsky - Suites nos. 1 and 2 for Small Orchestra, The Planets, Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky Cantata / Shostakovich: Symphony no. 9, op. 70, Respighi, O.: Roman Festivals / Brazilian Impressions / Pines Of Rome, Ravel: Bolero, La Valse, Rhapsodie Espagnole Et Autres Oeuvres Orchestrales, Copland, A.: Billy The Kid Suite / Bernstein, L.: On The Waterfront / Harris, R.: Symphony No. 3 (An American Panorama), The Complete Symphonies (London Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Eduardo Mata), Orchestral Works (Dallas Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Eduardo Mata), Gershwin (Dallas Symphony Orchestra feat. Eduardo Mata, conductor), National Arts Centre Orchestra-25th Anniversary, Appalachian Spring / El Salon Mexico / Old American Songs / Fanfare for the Common Man, Estevez, A.: Cantata Criolla, "Florentino, El Que Canto Con El Diablo" / Villa-Lobos, H.: Choros No. 10, "Rasga O Coracao", Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe & Mother Goose Suite, Appalachian Spring / Billy the Kid / Rodeo / El Salón México, Aaron Copland, The Great Composers, Volume 45: Enigma Variations, op. 36 / Pomp and Circumstance, op. 39 no. 1, Copland: Symphony No. 3; Clarinet Concerto; Quiet City, Orchestral Works, Capriccio italien; Bolero; A Night on Bald Mountain; The Sorcerer's Apprentice; Romanian Rhapsody No. 1


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1 Conducted the Dallas Symphony Orchestra from 1977 to 1993.


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El señor de Osanto 1974
Ya se quién eres (te he estado observando) 1971

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Sin City 2005 performer: "Sensemaya"

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Los nuestros 1987 TV Series documentary Himself

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