Pedro Humberto Allende Sarón

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Pedro Humberto Allende Sarón

Pedro Humberto Allende Sarón (born June 29, 1885 in Santiago de Chile , † August 17, 1959 ibid) was a Chilean composer . He is considered the most important Chilean composer in the first half of the 20th century and the founder of modern Chilean music.


Allende studied from 1899 at the Santiago Conservatory with Domingo Brescia , Luigi Stefano Giarda , Enrique Soro Barriga , Aurelio Silva and Federico Stöbel . From 1904 he taught at the Conservatory, from 1918 to 1946 as a professor of vocal music. In 1922 he directed some of his works in Spain in concerts organized by the Unión Iberoamericana . In 1928 he took part in the first International Folklore Congress organized by the League of Nations in Prague.

This was followed by trips through Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium and England. From 1932 to 1939 he lived in Uruguay, where he gave concerts, gave lectures and acted as a government advisor on music education. In 1945 he was awarded the National Prize for Music. His nephew Juan Allende-Blin was also known as a composer.


  • Escenas Campesinas (1913)
  • Concierto para Violoncello y Orquesta (1915)
  • Doce tonadas de carácter popular chileno for piano (1918–22)

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