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Blanca Estrella de Méscoli

Composer, pianist and pedagogue Blanca Estrella de Méscoli (1910-1986) is known for having been the first Venezuelan woman to obtain a degree in music composition. In 1940, she entered the National School of Music, where she studied with Pedro Antonio Ramos, Moisés Moleiro and Vicente Emilio Sojo. Later, she continued her studies with Primo Casale and Yannis Ioannidis.

As a composer, she left an extensive catalog that includes a large number of chamber works, as well as piano pieces and songs. Her most well-known work, the symphonic poem “María Lionza” (1950), is said to have been influenced by the histories, legends and myths of the Venezuelan state of Yaracuy. Many of her works were dedicated to the two chamber ensembles in which her husband, an accomplished violinist, was a member. As an educator, during the 1940s and 1950s she managed two forward-thinking institutions, the Venezuelan Experimental School and the Venezuelan Children’s Council.
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Ballet Miniatura, by Blanca Estrella
Chamber orchestra.

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Danza, by Blanca Estrella
Piano trio.

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Las Cancioncillas de Adriana, by Blanca Estrella
Voice (D4-G5) and piano.

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Nocturne, by Blanca Estrella
Flute, viola and harp.

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Seventy-Five Years of Latin American Art Song, vol 1
Voice and piano.

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Seventy-Five Years of Latin American Art Song, vol 2
Voice and piano.

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