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Juan Florentino La Moglie (Conductor, Organ)

Born: January 31, ____ - Banfield, Buenos Aires, Argentinaometown

The Argentinean conductor, organist, music pedagogue and musicologist, Juan Florentino La Moglie, graduated from Colegio Ward in 1964. In Agentiana he studied at Escuela de Música Sacra del ISEDET and Conservatorio de Música de Junín. He studied violin, organ and chamber music and graduated in Sacred Music, Choral Conducting and Musicology. He studied under scholarship in Berlin (at Berliner Kirchenmusikschule), the USA and Spain. He studied with Pablo Sosa, Martín Behrmann, Helmuth Rilling, Winfried Radeke and Samuel Rubio.

Juan Florentino La Moglie joined the joint "Ars Rediviva" and "Pro-Música Barroca". For over a decade he was organist of the central temple of the Congregación Evangélica Alemana de Buenos Aires. He directed the choirs: the National Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora, Vocal Cantabile, ICANA Singers y Complesso Internazionale Cameristico (Milan), he founded the instrumental ensemble ICANA and performed as director in Chile, Spain, Italy, Germany and Malaysia.

Juan Florentino La Moglie is one of the initiators of the movement of historicist interpretation of Baroque music in Argentina. He taught at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata,, Conservatorio Nacional and the Conservatorio Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali "Franco Vittadini" in Pavia (Italy), and created the Laboratorio de Ópera Barroca. He directs the Centro de Música Antigua "Carlo Gesualdo" of the Conservatorio "Julián Aguirre" in Banfield. He discovered in the archives of Buenos Aires, in 1976, Lamentaciones para Semana Santa by Spanish composer Manuel Mencía (18th century).

Juan Florentino La Moglie founded, with Norberto Broggini, the "Proyecto Esnaola" for the recovery of Argentina musical heritage, which was declared of parliamentary interest by the Cámara de Diputados de la Nación and received in 2008 the "Hecho de Trascendencia Positiva" Award by the Asociación de Críticos Musicales. In 2008 he directed in the Catedral de Buenos Aires the first modern performance of Misa a 4 voces (1826) by Juan Pedro Esnaola whose original had been found in 1970.

Currently Juan Florentino La Moglie directs the the chamber choir Cappella Vocale and Cappella Barocca dedicated to the performance of music by J.S. Bach. He is an active member of Fellow of the Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas of the "Manzana de las Luces". He is a PhD in History from the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF). He is a member of the Neue Bachgesellschaft e.V. (= NBG) in Germany, has been working for 50 years on the study and performance of the works of J.S. Bach. His pedagogical project "ENCUENTRO CON BACH" (MEETING WITH BACH) is intended to share his experience as a researcher and interpreter of the work of J.S. Bach with young students and professional musicians. He currently lives in Bernal, Buenos Aires.


Source: ADN Website (June 12, 2014), English translation by Aryeh Oron (August 2015); Juan Florentino La Moglie profile on Facebook
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (August 2015)

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