Introduction to Ginastera’s Musical Style
Alberto Ginastera has an original voice, unmistakably different from all others. His works are endowed with a distinctive creative stamp that marks his music as exclusively his. From his earliest student works until his ﬁnal compositions, Ginastera afﬁliated with diverse stylistic approaches and applied a variety of compositional techniques. Nevertheless, in spite of the broad aesthetic spectrum that his music embraced, certain core features remain integral to his works. Today scholars may disagree about the number of creative periods into which Ginastera’s music can be divided and the deﬁning characteristics of each. Nonetheless, most believe that his trajectory reveals a continuity that extends across all periods-a position with which the composer himself agreed.