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Guastavino started his musical education with piano lessons. After studying Read more chemical engineering, he was awarded a grant in to study at the National Conservatory in Buenos Aires.
However, he decided against entering the Conservatory, preferring private lessons in piano and composition. In Buenos Aires, Guastavino quickly became known as a composer, his works attracting the attention of Argentine and foreign performers. In , a British Council grant enabled Guastavino to travel to England, where he spent two years, performing his songs and piano compositions. During the s and s, Guastavino devoted most of his time to composing and teaching.
Working with Leon Benaros, a noted Argentine poet, Guastavino composed some 60 songs, which exemplify his fine lyricism and descriptive powers, particularly in songs about nature. In , however, possibly discouraged by his declining popularity, Guastavino stopped composing.
Read less There are 67 Carlos Guastavino recordings available. Select a specific Work or Popular Work below or.
La Rosa y El Sauce-Carlos Guastavino