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Elite Art Worlds: Philanthropy, Latin Americanism, and Avant-garde Music

Eduardo Herrera


Between 1962 and 1971, the Centro Latinoamericano de Altos Estudios Musicales (CLAEM) of the Di Tella Institute in Buenos Aires became the central hub of Latin American avant-garde music. With the support of the Rockefeller Foundation and the wealthy Di Tella family, CLAEM offered two-year fellowships to some of the most recognized young composers of the region to undertake graduate studies in a unique privileged setting under the direction of Alberto Ginastera and with permanent and visiting faculty that included Gerardo Gandini, Francisco Kröpfl, Mario Davidovsky, Iannis Xenakis, Luigi Nono, ... More

Keywords: CLAEM, Latin American music, philanthropy, avant-garde, Alberto Ginastera, experimental music, Latin Americanism, cultural diplomacy, Argentina, Rockefeller Foundation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190877538
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190877538.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eduardo Herrera, author
Associate Professor of Musicology, Rutgers