Antonino R. Buenaventura (January 25, 1996) National Artist for Music
Remembering the life and works of National Artist Antonino R. Buenaventura on his 27th death anniversary.
Antonino R. Buenaventura vigorously pursued a musical career that spanned seven decades of unwavering commitment to advancing the frontiers of Philippine music. In 1935, Buenaventura joined Francisca Reyes-Aquino to research folksongs and dances that led to its popularization.
This once sickly boy who played the clarinet proficiently has written several marches such as the “Triumphal March,” “Echoes of the Past,” “History Fantasy,” Second Symphony in E-flat, “Echoes from the Philippines,” “Ode to Freedom.” His orchestral music compositions include Concert Overture, Prelude, Fugue in G Minor, Philippines Triumphant, Mindanao Sketches, and Symphony in C Major, among others.
Read more: https://ncca.gov.ph/about-culture-and-arts/culture-profile/national-artists-of-the-philippines/antonino-r-buenaventura/
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