Castillo, Ricardo, 1891-1966

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Tikal was the largest of the ancient Maya cities, located in what is now the Department of Petén, Guatemala. The site is noted among other things for numerous dedicatory steles dating from between the 3rd and 9th centures A.D. Composed 1945.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Estelas de Tikal : fantasia para orquesta sobre temas folklóricos de Guatemala de la lección de Jesús Castillo / composición de Ricardo Castillo. 1945. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45206121

From the ballet in six scenes, based on the story by Miguel Angel Asturias from his Leyendas de Guatemala about the mythological Mayan divinity Kukulkán. Composed 1947.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of 5 trozos sinfonicos escritos para Cuculcán / bailable y juego de palabras de Miguel Angel Asturias ; [music] Ricardo Castillo. 1947. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45206118

Xibalba is the Quiché (Guatemalan Indian) term for the nine underworlds of Mayan mythology. Composed 1944. First performance Guatemala City, 8 September 1944, Orquesta Filarmónica de Guatemala.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Xibalba : evocatión sinfónica / Ricardo Castillo. 1944. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45206152

Composed originally for piano; this arrangement made 1932.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of La procesión / Ricardo Castillo. [1932] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45206130

Composed 1948. First prize in the Concurso de Musica del Gobierno de Guatemala, 1948.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Sinfonietta en tres partes para orquesta/ Ricardo Castillo. 1948. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45206148

Composed 1934. First performance by the Orquesta del Conservatorio de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala, November 10, 1934, Salvador Ley conducting. For an enlarged version see callno.: 4915.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Guatemala : moviementos sinfonicos / Ricardo Castillo. [19--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45206123

Composed 1941. First performance 13 February, 1941, Guatemala City, Orquesta Progzesista, Giston Pellegrins, conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Fragmentos del ballet "La doncella Ixquic" / Ricardo Castillo. [1941]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 227342478

Originally composed for small orchestra, 1934. First performance Guatemala City, 10 November 1934, Orquesta del Conservatorio de Guatemala, Salvador Ley conductor. Second version 1943. For original version for small orchestra see callno.: 3486.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Guatemala : movimientos sinfonicos / Ricardo Castillo. 1943. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45206127

Composed 1946. Music for a Guatemalan dance drama written by Carlos Giron Cerna.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Quiché achí / [Ricardo Castillo]. [1946] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45206133

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creatorOf Castillo, Ricardo, 1891-1966. La procesión / Ricardo Castillo. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Castillo, Ricardo, 1891-1966. The fairy of the blue mountain : tone-poem. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Castillo, Ricardo, 1891-1966. Guatemala : movimientos sinfonicos / Ricardo Castillo. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Castillo, Ricardo, 1891-1966. Guatemala : moviementos sinfonicos / Ricardo Castillo. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Castillo, Ricardo, 1891-1966. Quiché achí / [Ricardo Castillo]. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Castillo, Ricardo, 1891-1966. Fragmentos del ballet "La doncella Ixquic" / Ricardo Castillo. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Castillo, Ricardo, 1891-1966. Xibalba : evocatión sinfónica / Ricardo Castillo. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Castillo, Ricardo, 1891-1966. Estelas de Tikal : fantasia para orquesta sobre temas folklóricos de Guatemala de la lección de Jesús Castillo / composición de Ricardo Castillo. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Castillo, Ricardo, 1891-1966. 5 trozos sinfonicos escritos para Cuculcán / bailable y juego de palabras de Miguel Angel Asturias ; [music] Ricardo Castillo. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Castillo, Ricardo, 1891-1966. Sinfonietta en tres partes para orquesta/ Ricardo Castillo. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
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associatedWith Asturias, Miguel Angel. person
associatedWith Castillo, Jesús, 1877-1946. person
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Tikal Site (Guatemala)
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Kukulcan--Songs and music
Maya mythology--Songs and music
Dance music
Suites (Orchestra)--Excerpts, Arranged--Scores and parts
Orchestral music--Scores
Symphonies--Scores
Fantasia
Orchestral music--Scores and parts
Ballets--Scores
Dramatic music
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Birth 1891-10-01

Death 1966-05-27

Guatemalans

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