Vicente Emilio Sojo


Born: December 8, 1887; Guatire   Died: August 11, 1974; Caracas, Venezuela  
Relatively little-known in North America and in Europe, twentieth-century composer, conductor, and musicologist Vicente Emilio Sojo was well enough known in his native Venezuela to have his likeness featured on one of the country's postage stamps in 1974. Sojo was born in Guatire, Venezuela, two weeks before Christmas 1887. In 1910, he moved to Caracas to study music at the Academia de Bellas Artes, and, 11 years later, he joined the faculty of Read more the Escuela Nacional de Música, also in the capital city of Caracas. From this base, he wielded a great influence on the course of his country's musical development during the twentieth century. For four decades, he taught theory and composition to its ever-increasing troupe of gifted young musicians; he founded the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra (or, more properly, the Orquesta Sinfónica Venezuala) and a choir called the Orfeón Lamas. He also cataloged, transcribed, and arranged a considerable body of regional folk songs. Sojo died in Caracas in 1974. As a composer, Sojo was not especially prolific and he preferred to remain largely within the bounds of sacred choral music. He wrote several masses, motets, and a Requiem mass, all of which were performed by the Orfeón Lamas. Organ music, which should really be considered a genre adjacent to sacred choral music, also received some attention from him, and he authored a handful of pieces for solo guitar and one string quartet. Read less
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    Recuerdos De La Alhambra: Solo Guitar Favourites
    Label: Emec (Editorial De Musica Espanola)   Catalog: 74 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francisco Tarrega,  Anonymous,  José Viñas,  Laurindo Almeida  ... 
    Performer:  Agustín Maruri
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    Label: Idi   Catalog: 6661 Release Date: 03/04/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Girolamo Frescobaldi,  Gaspar Sanz,  Domenico Scarlatti,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Alirio [Classical Guitar] Diaz
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    Cecilio Perera: First Prize 2011 Michele Pittaluga Guitar Competition
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573025 Release Date: 09/25/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Manuel Ponce,  Leo Brouwer,  Julio César Oliva,  Vicente Emilio Sojo
    Performer:  Cecilio Perera
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    John Williams - The Guitarist
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 88082 Release Date: 05/31/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Isaac Albeniz,  Agustín Barrios Mangoré,  Silvius Leopold Weiss  ... 
    Performer:  John Williams,  Julian Bream
    Conductor:  William Goodchild,  János Rolla,  Richard Tognetti,  Louis Frémaux
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra,  Australian Chamber Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra
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    Classica Venezolana
    Label: Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog: 101650 Release Date: 11/09/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Lauro,  Antonio Estévez,  Rodrigo Riera,  Ignacio "Indio" Figueredo  ... 
    Performer:  Nirse González,  Fabiola José,  Anette Maiburg,  Jesús González Brito
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    Art Of The Guitar - Sor, Mertz, Etc / David Russell
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80672 Release Date: 03/27/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Eduardo Sainz de la Maza,  José Broca,  Vicente Emilio Sojo,  Fernando Sor  ... 
    Performer:  David Russell
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    Classical Guitar Re-issued / Georg Mertens
    Label: Georg Mertens-moussa   Catalog: 5637311198 Release Date: 05/31/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Heitor Villa-Lobos,  Isaac Albeniz,  Francisco Tarrega,  Vicente Emilio Sojo  ... 
    Performer:  Georg Mertens
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    Label: Musical Heritage Society   Catalog: 5637288051 Release Date: 11/16/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Julio Sagreras,  Agustín Barrios Mangoré,  Antonio Lauro,  Vicente Emilio Sojo  ... 
    Performer:  Eliot Fisk
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  • 9.
    El Diablo Suelto - Guitar Music Of Venezuela / Williams
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 90451 Release Date: 09/09/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfonso Montes,  Antonio Lauro,  Raul Borges,  Ignacio "Indio" Figueredo  ... 
    Performer:  John Williams,  Alfonso Montes
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    Popular Guitar Music / Diego Blanco
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 133 Release Date: 09/22/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Vicente Emilio Sojo,  Agustín Barrios Mangoré,  Antonio Lauro,  Fernando Sor
    Performer:  Diego Blanco
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