Constantino Gaito: An Argentine Post Romantic Genius

February 12, 2022, 7:00 pm

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Sarastro String Quartet (photo by: Franca Scrivano

This overlooked postromantic composer was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1878, Gaito went to study in Napoli, Italy. There he was encouraged and supported by Verdi, who championed his music. He composed beautifully crafted chamber and orchestral music as well as eleven operas. Host Elbio Barilari, shares some of his favorite works by this amazing composer.


String Quartet No. 1, Op. 23, by Constantino Gaito
Sarastro String Quartet

Piano Quintet, Op. 24, by Constantino Gaito
Agustina Herrera, piano; Sarastro String Quartet