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Encyclopedia > Eduardo Mata

Eduardo Mata (September 5, 1942January 4, 1995) was a noted Mexican conductor and composer. September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... A conductor conducting a band at a ceremony A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ...

Mata was born in Mexico City. He studied guitar privately for three years before enrolling in the National Conservatory of Music. From 1960 to 1963 he studied composition under Carlos Chávez, Héctor Quintanar and Julián Orbón. In 1964 he received a Koussevitzky Fellowship to study at Tanglewood. There, he studied conducting with Max Rudolf and Erich Leinsdorf and composition with Gunther Schuller. Nickname: Location of Mexico City in central Mexico Coordinates: , Country Mexico Federal entity Federal District Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded (as Tenochtitlan) c. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Carlos Chavez photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1937 Carlos Antonio de Padua Ch vez y Ram rez (June 13, 1899 - August 2, 1978) was a Mexican composer, conductor, teacher, journalist, and the founder and director of the Mexico Symphony Orchestra. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Tanglewood Music Shed and lawn. ... Max Rudolf (1902-1994) was a German conductor who spent most of his career in the United States. ... Erich Leinsdorf (February 4, 1912 - September 11, 1993) was a conductor. ... Gunther Schuller Gunther Schuller (born November 22, 1925) studied at the St. ...

He composed several works in the 1950s and 1960s, including three symphonies, chamber works, sonatas, and works for ballet. His third symphony and some of his chamber works have been recorded. This does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Chamber music is a form of classical music, written for a small group of instruments which traditionally could be accommodated in a palace chamber. ... Sonata (From Latin and Italian sonare, to sound), in music, literally means a piece played as opposed to cantata (Latin cantare, to sing), a piece sung. ... Painting of ballet dancers by Edgar Degas, 1872. ...

In 1965 he was appointed head of the Music Department of the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) and conductor of the Guadalajara Orchestra. He also conducted the orchestra at the University, which later became the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Philarmonic Orchestra. In 1972, he left Mexico to take the position of principal conductor of the Phoenix Symphony. The next year he was appointed as the Phoenix ensemble's music director, holding that position through the 1977-78 season. 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The National Autonomous University of Mexico (Spanish: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; abbreviation: UNAM) was founded in 1551, and is now the largest university in Latin America and it is considered the best University of this region based on the Beijing University and the London Times suplemments. ... Guadalajara Orchestra is an orchestra based in Guadalajara, Jalisco in Mexico. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Phoenix Symphony is a major U.S. symphony orchestra based in Phoenix, Arizona. ...

From 1977 to 1993 he was music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor of several famous orchestras in the U.S., Europe and Latin America. He recorded over fifty albums, most of them with the UNAM Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra. Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is an American orchestra which plays its concerts in the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... World map showing the location of Europe. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom. ...

On the morning of January 4, 1995, Mata and a passenger were en route from Cuernavaca, Mexico, to Dallas. Mata was piloting his own Piper Aerostar. One engine failed shortly after takeoff, and the plane crashed during an emergency landing attempt. Both died. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. ...

Preceded by
Max Rudolf
Music Directors, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Succeeded by
Andrew Litton

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LAMC: LAMúsiCa Vol.2 No. 1: Obituary: Eduardo Mata (398 words)
Eduardo Mata, the internationally renowned Mexican conductor and composer, died in an airplane accident near the Cuernavaca airport on January 4, 1995.
Mata was born in Mexico City in 1942.
Mata improved the orchestra's performance standard and brought the ensemble into the national and inte rnational spotlight" (The New York Times, January 5, 1995).
Eduardo Mata - Free Music Downloads, Videos, Lyrics, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links (1795 words)
Mata was initially skeptical of the Dallas invitation, concerned that so much rebuilding lay ahead; nor, as he was just beginning to win international notice, was he eager to be linked with an orchestra associated with failure.
Mata was well-known in Mexico and had enjoyed many guest engagements in Europe, but he had made his New York debut only in 1975 at the Mostly Mozart Festival.
Mata's 1981 Vox set of the Carlos Chávez symphonies with the London Symphony Orchestra first suggested what later recordings of pieces by composers as diverse as Enescu and Ginastera would confirm: Mata held a strong natural affinity for highly rhythmic music full of national color.
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