José Pablo Moncayo: Pianist Celebrated With Google DoodleBy: Chris Crum - June 29, 2012
Google has a new doodle today on its Mexican site at Google.com.mx, celebrating the birthday of Mexican pianist and composer José Pablo Moncayo.
Here’s what Google’s Knowledge Graph result shows for Moncayo:
Rather than drawing from Wikipedia for its information, as the Knowledge Graph often does, this one draws from the Classical Composers database. Here’s what this source has to say about Moncayo’s life:
Pablo Moncayo Studied Composition Under Candelario Huízar and Carlos Chavez. He studied Piano with Eduardo Hernández, and was a member of the Mexican group of The Four, together with Daniel Ayala Pérez, Salvador Contreras Sánchez and Blas Galindo Dimas. In 1932 he joined the Percussion section of the Mexican State Symphony Orchestra. In 1944 he was appointed artistic director of the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico City, which he conducted from 1949 to 1952.
If you’d like to sample Moncayo’s music, check these out: