BLAS GALINDO DIMAS (1910 - 1993)
The Mexican composer Blas Galindo Dimas had his early musical experience as a chorister and organist, and leader of his own wind group. He studied in Mexico City with Carlos Chávez and then, in the early 1940s, with Copland. He taught at the Conservatory in Mexico City, later becoming director of the institution.
Orchestral and Chamber Music
Galindo’s work initially shows the influence of Chávez before becoming more adventurous. His Sones de Mariachi of 1941 for small Mexican orchestra is followed by a predominantly neoclassical Sinfonía breve, three symphonies, and Homenajes to Cervantes and to some contemporary composers. He wrote concertos for flute, piano, violin, and cello, and in 1973 a Concertino for electric guitar. Among his pieces for percussion is Titoco-tico for pre-Hispanic percussion instruments.