Vocal and choral music
by Jaime León -
'Performances are unerringly fresh and balanced ...'
When he died recently, aged ninety-three, Jaime León was the shining light in Colombia's musical firmament. Pianist, composer, conductor and teacher, León was at the forefront of his nation's artistic achievements for over half a century, yet his output was, strangely enough, relatively modest — he wrote around fifty works, mostly songs, choral pieces, piano music and a few orchestral scores.
Born in December 1921, León was in contact with music at a very early age, thanks to his parents, who were accomplished musicians in their own right. In 1924 his family moved to the United States, where the young boy began to take private lessons with Leo Holtz...
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