Alberto Ginastera in Switzerland
Essays and Documents

edited by Angela Ida De Benedictis and Felix Meyer

language: english
[german edition see below]


In 1971, the Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera (1916–1983) relocated to Geneva to make a fresh start with Aurora Natola (1923–2009), an Argentinian cellist resident in Switzerland and widowed since 1970.

With this book, published on the occasion of the first centenary of the composer's birth, the Paul Sacher Foundation seeks to retrace the continuities and discontinuities in the previously little-known late phase of Ginastera's life and works. It gathers together six essays that illuminate different facets of his late years on the basis of the surviving manuscripts, letters, and other documents.


Deborah Schwartz-Kates: Ginastera's Swiss Residence and the Third String Quartet
Matthias Schmidt: On Ghosts: Biography and Memory in Alberto Ginastera's Milena, op. 37
Aangela Ida De Benedictis: Books between Memories and Imaginary Projects: A Glance at the Library of Alberto Ginastera
Felix Meyer: Late Encounter: Alberto Ginastera's Relations with Paul Sacher
Simon Obert: "Diabolic": Emerson, Lake & Palmer Play Ginastera
Esteban Buch: Ginastera's Late Nationalism
Documents / Chronology (1971-1983) / The Authors / Index

order from Boosey & Hawkes
123 pages – brochure – 24.0 x 16.0 cm

ISMN: 979-0-060-13327-5
ISBN: 978-1-78454-283-2
GBP 19,99

other editions: german