Trash Talk: Transcription & Edition of Musical Scores of the Manuel Areu Collection. This is an audio recording of a presentation by Dr. Javier Lorenzo, a Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar. Committed to the promotion of Latin American music, Lorenzo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has been a teacher, conductor, and choirmaster since 1984. He studied at the National Conservatory of Music in Buenos Aires and received his Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting at University of New Mexico. He has conducted in several Latin American countries and the United States. Among other accomplishments, in 2013-2014 Lorenzo occupied the “Garrey Carruthers Distinguished Chair” in the Honors College at UNM. In this position, he began the direction of a research project based on the “Collection of Spanish composer Manuel Areu” (1845-1942), that included among many personal documents and music sheets a set of nineteenth century Zarzuelas.
The project of selecting and preparing unpublished scores for their world premiere has been expanded to historical research of the legacies left by Areu and the historical contexts of their work in four different countries. Currently, Lorenzo continues working on this research and transcription of music with UNM Honors students as Honors Distinguished Fellow in the UNM Honors College.
This event was sponsored by the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) and UNM University Libraries. See https://manuelareuproject.wordpress.com/ for more information.