Francisco González Gamarra starts out in the art of music under the guidance of his parents, Tomás González Martínez and Eufemia Gamarra Saldívar. Later he receives lessons from José Castro. Nevertheless, in music he was also self-taught. From a very early age, he expresses his predisposition for music and painting. Traditional, indigenous music impresses him greatly. Later, it inspires him to create work around folkloric themes that alternate with European compositions like Polish waltz or Chopin style waltz. He even used a zarzuela (a Spanish operetta) called "El Gallo de la Vecina," griten by Julio A. Hernández.

Still very young, he gives his first concert at the Teatro Municipal. The work performed is a fantasy about the opera "II Trovatore," a long and difficult piece that demonstrates his command of piano. In 1905, for the arrival of the president of Peru at the times, José Pardo, González participates in a literary/musical evening with an arrangement for violin and piano from the Von Suppe "Poet and Peasant" Overture. He is accompanied by Leandro Alvińa.

In 1995 he is recognized as one of the four greats of Cuzco, along with Roberto Ojeda, Baltazar Zegarra and Juan de Dios Aguirre. González is given awards and gold medals from different institutions in Cuzco.

He composed a series of "Musical Landscapes," all with an Incan air. Among these we find "A moonlit night in Cusco," "Homage to the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega", "Kosko themes", "Four choral pieces", "Suite for an orchestra", "The song Love of the Sun Soul".





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