miércoles, 12 de mayo de 2010

Rafael J. Tello: Destacado Pianista y Funcionario Público

Otro pianista destacado del siglo XIX fue Rafael José Tello (1872-1946), quien en 1884 ingresó al Conservatorio, siendo alumno de Meneses y Julio Ituarte. Posteriormente se convirtió en catedrático de dicha institución y, más tarde, en director. Además, desempeñó diversos cargos administrativos y docentes en la Escuela Normal, la Universidad y la Secretaría de Educación. En 1942, en una ceremonia pública celebrada en el Palacio de Bellas Artes, se le nombró “profesor vitalicio” del Conservatorio. Se sabe que compuso cuatro óperas, obras para orquesta, de cámara, concertantes, corales, vocales y religiosas[1].
Referencias
[1] Velazco, J. El pianismo mexicano del siglo XIX. Anales II E50, UNAM, 1982, pp. 205-239.

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  1. La ópera "Nicolás Bravo", compuesta por el Maestro Rafael J. Tello, fué premiada dentro del concurso para celebrar el primer centenario de la Independencia de México. El General Porfirio Díaz le hizo entrega personalmente de una "guirnalda de oliva", en plata pura, como presea por su triunfo.

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  2. Rafael J. Tello (1872-1946)*
    Pianist, composer, educator, cultural promoter, Public Education Office Holder
    His PrincipalMentors:
    Ricardo Castro Herrera, Piano
    Julián Carrillo, Composition

    Among His Musical Composition Students, Were:
    José J. Vásquez Torres
    Candelario Huízar
    Silvestre Revueltas

    His Main Musical Compositions, and Some Career Milestones (Listed by their respective chronological release):
    1892 Mazurca (Piano)
    1893 Valse Scherzo (Waltz)Some of his
    1900 Tarantela (Tarantella)
    1901 Madrigal
    1910 Nicolás Bravo; Awarded the “1810 Mexican Independence Centennial Opera Presidential Contest”
    1913 Was appointed Director of the Mexican Conservatorio Nacional de Música
    1915 El Cisne (The Swan)
    1916 String Quartet, Opus Nine
    1918 Due Amore (Opera; its notable aria: La Mandrágora [The Mandrake]
    1921 Requiem Mass (Orchestra and Corus)
    1922 Madrigal (String Orchestra)
    1927 El Oidor (Opera, its theme is set during the Colonnial w Spain era)
    1928 Sonata Trágica (Violin and Orchestra)
    1929 Patria Heróica (Poetical Symphony)
    1930 Álbum de Viaje (Piano, Clarinet, Fagot, Trumpet, and String Quartet
    1930 Elegidium (Chamber Musical Opus)
    1930 Liberame Domine (Liberate me, Lord! Liturgical Memorial Motete)
    1P4 Drama en Música (Poetical Symphony for Grand Orchestra & Corus))
    1937 Brisas del Ocaso (The Dusk Breezes; Piano)
    1939 Tríptico Mexicano (Mexican Triptych, for Grand Orchestra; Prize
    awarded by the UNAM [Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México])
    1940 Tríptico Mexicano (Mexican Triptych, for Piano)
    1942 Presidential Award for Fifty Years of Teaching Professional Musicians
    1945 Fantasía (Fantasy; Two Pianos and Orchestra)
    1945 Pater Noster (“Our Father” prayer; His last known composition)

    Musical Production NOT fully identified by its name and/or year:
    Nine String Quartet Compositions,
    “Drama en Música” (Piano, Flute, Oboe, Fagot and Corno)
    Two Musical compositions for Mass (Liturgical Music)
    Several “Motete” compositions (Liturgical Music)
    Several other songs, and piano/violin compositions.


    Rafael José Tello Rojas was born in 1872 in Tacubaya, at that time, it was just a small town near Mexico City. Today, it is a tiny neighborhood amid such megacity. His father, Judge Hesiquio Tello, oriented him to pursue a legal career, but Maestro Tello devoted his life to his true vocation: The Musical World.

    Submitted by Jorge Tello.

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