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Encyclopedia > Federico Moreno Torroba

Federico Moreno Torroba (1891-1982) was a Spanish composer, born in Madrid. 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Moreno Torroba is often associated with the zarzuela, a traditional Spanish musical form. Directing several opera companies, Moreno Torroba helped introduce the zarzuela to international audiences. However, he is probably best known for his compositions for the classical guitar. Zarzuela (IPA /θarθwela/) is the Spanish lyrical opera. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Zarzuela (IPA /θarθwela/) is the Spanish lyrical opera. ... classical guitar A classical guitar, also called a Spanish guitar, is a musical instrument from the guitar family. ...


In addition to his conducting duties, he composed many works, both in the traditional Spanish form and for the concert hall. He achieved his greatest success in the 1930s with the zarzuelas Luisa Fernanda (1932) and La Chulapona (1934). He also composed several operas, of which La Virgen de Mayo (1925) and El Poeta (1980, with Pl├ícido Domingo in the title role) are his best known. 1932 (MCMXXXII) is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Plácido Domingo Plácido Domingo (born January 21, 1941) is a famous Spanish opera singer. ...


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Federico Moreno Torroba (299 words)
Federico Moreno Torroba was born in Madrid 1891 in a family of musicians.
The first teacher of the boy was his father Hose Moreno Ballesteros - brilliant organist and conductor, under whose conducting was performed the ballet of Manuel de Falla's "Love, the Sorcerer" (later this ballet was performed under conducting of Federico Moreno Torroba).
After graduating Madrid conservatory of composition class Conrado del Carpio, Moreno Torroba creates symphonic compositions maning him famous, - "Pictures" (under influence of Velaskes and Goya), symphonic poems "La Ajorca de Oro" (1918) and "Soriada" (1919), compositions for violin with the orchestra "Capriccio Romantico".
Elegia, Federico Moreno Torroba, guitar transcription (270 words)
Neil Armstrong was setting foot on the moon in 1969...Andrés Segovia was recording Torroba's suite Castles of Spain for Decca.
Torroba's written notes differ quite substantially from Segovia's 1969 recording.
Moreover, Segovia had an Internationally established reputation, while composers like Torroba, Ponce and Vila Lobos were being put on the map thanks to the Spanish master.
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