Montserrat Campmany was born in Barcelona. In 1909 the family decided to move to Argentina. There she studied piano at the Argentine School of Music with Julián Aguirre and composition with Constantino Gaito. At the same time, she made the cello career with Alberto Schiuma and the singing career with Guido Capocci.
She returned to Barcelona in 1928 to study Dalcroze Method with Joan Llongueras, chamber music with Joan Massià and musical analysis with Blanca Selva. Later she was appointed teacher at the Blanquerna School, at the School of Music and at the School of the Sea. In 1928 she contacted with Pau Casals and he conducted several of her symphonic works such as "Indian Dance" and "Symphonic Vision". In 1940 she returned to Argentina definitively and joined the Carlos Vega research group.
With few exceptions, her compositions are developed in three stages: the first stage is the so-called "nationalist" (Poemas de Cuyo). Then, around 1950, the style changed, due to the twelve-tone influence of Juan Carlos Paz (the Saxophone Quartet is an excellent example). And the third stage is that of the great didactic work that she carried out, dedicated to musical pedagogy for children, with Dalcrozian rhythm, which includes songs, didactic works and children's musical theater.
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Montserrat Campmany Archive in the Biblioteca de Catalunya
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