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Carmela Mackenna

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Born into an aristocratic family in Santiago, Chile, Carmela Mackenna Subercaseaux (1879-1962) showed an early inclination towards creative expression, including painting, writing and music. In 1917, for example, after a piano recital presented by Bindo Paoli’s students, she was lauded in the press for having the “soul of an artist.” Nevertheless, years earlier she had determined that pursuing a career in the arts was inappropriate for someone of her social standing. After brief periods in Great Britain and Uruguay, in 1926 she and her husband settled in Berlin where they lived for a number of years. In addition to her duties as a diplomatic official, while in Berlin Carmela also continued studying the piano with Conrad Ansorge (1862-1930) and began studying composition with Hans Mersmann (1891-1971). While in Europe, the couple separated. Carmela continued in her role as cultural attaché until 1939; later, she visited Paris, Brussels, Cairo and New York. Returning to Santiago, she did not join the active musical life of that city; rather, she fell into an isolation that lasted until her death.


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Carmela Mackenna’s Compositions

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CMP-1405
Duo, by Carmela Mackenna
Cello and piano.

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CMP-1402
Lieder, by Carmela Mackenna
Voice (A3-G5) and piano.

Our Price: US$22.40
CMP-1400
Preludes, by Carmela Mackenna
Piano.

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CMP-1404
Serenade, by Carmela Mackenna
Flute, violin, viola.

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CMP-1403
Sonata, by Carmela Mackenna
Violin and piano.

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CMP-1406
Suite Chilena, by Carmela Mackenna
Piano.

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CMP-1410
Trio, by Carmela Mackenna
Violin, viola and cello.

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CMP-1407
Two Little Pieces, by Carmela Mackenna
Orchestra.

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CMP-1409
Two Miniatures, by Carmela Mackenna
Voice (C4-B5) and piano.

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CMP-1401
Two Poems, by Carmela Mackenna
Voice (Eb4-Bb5) and piano.

Our Price: US$21.90
   
 

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