Quetzaltenango in Municipality of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
exalta a perpetuidad
de esta manera
la memoria del
de la musica
IX de Septiembre de
The City Council of Quetzaltenango
makes this perpetual tribute to the Master
Illustrious re-creator of the music of the Maya-Quiche.
Municipal Palace; September 9, 1958
Erected 1958 by El Concejo de la Ciudad de Quetzaltenango.
Location. 14° 50.253′ N, 91° 31.128′ W. Marker is in Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango, in Municipality of Quetzaltenango. Marker is at the intersection of 1a Calle and 14a Avenida, on the left on 1a Calle. Click for map. The marker and monument are to the right of the Municipal Theater of Quetzaltenango. Marker is in this post office area: Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 23 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rosario de Paz Chajchalac de Mendizabal (within shouting distance of this marker); Osmundo Arriola (within shouting distance of this marker); 1962 Student Protests in Quetzaltenango The German School of Guatemala (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Juan José Ortega (about 180 meters away); Cathedral of the Holy Spirit (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Manuel Tzoc, Founder of Nahualá (approx. 21.6 kilometers away in Sololá).
Regarding Jesús Castillo. Jesús Castillo (b. September 9, 1877, San Juan Ostuncalco - d. April 23, 1946 Quetzaltenango) studied in Quetzaltenango with the master pianists Miguel Espinoza and Rafael Guzmán. From early on he showed a special interest in the indigenous music of Guatemala, some of whose features he incorporated into his own pieces. His "Overture No. 1" (1897) is the first work of his student period, based on native musical motifs. While studying with Rafael Guzmán, Castillo composed a second overture with similar themes, benefiting from the advice of his teacher. He compiled indigenous music in several regions of Guatemala. Among his original works based on native music is the Quiché Vinak opera (1917-1925), which was premiered in 1924 at the Teatro Abril in Guatemala City. As a composer, Jesús Castillo began the evaluation of the music of the Maya-Quiché while in Guatemala City.
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