Federico Moreno-Torroba

Biography

Born: March 3, 1891; Madrid, Spain   Died: September 12, 1982; Madrid, Spain   Period: 20th Century
The multitalented Spanish musician Federico Moreno Torroba began his musical studies with his father, José Moreno Ballesteros, who was an organist and teacher at the National Conservatory of Music in Madrid. Moreno Torroba eventually attended the Conservatory, studying composition with Conrado del Campo. His earliest compositions were for orchestra, such as the Cuadros castellanos (c. 1920), but he soon moved to writing operas using Spanish Read more styles and subject matter; in the mid-1920s he turned his attention to the zarzuela, the traditional form of Spanish comic opera. His first zarzuela was La mesonera de Tordesillas (1925); he went on to write almost 80 such works in his long career, perhaps the best known of which is Luisa Fernanda (1932). He also became a champion of the form as a conductor and impresario. At one point he managed three different opera houses, and in the 1930s and 1940s he led a touring company which performed zarzuelas all over the world.
Guitar music was another major focus of Moreno Torroba's career. He was the first to respond to the young Andrés Segovia's request for new guitar works by modern composers, producing his Nocturno and Suite castellana for him in 1926. He went on to write many more works for Segovia over the next four-plus decades, and for other guitarists like the flamenco master Sabicas and the guitar quartet Los Romeros. By the end of his life he had composed over 100 works for the guitar, many of them strongly influenced by Spanish folk music.
In 1975, at age 84, Moreno Torroba became the president of the Sociedad de Autores Españoles. He continued composing right to the end of his life, even producing an opera at age 90, El Poeta (1980), for tenor Plácido Domingo, with whose parents Moreno Torroba had worked decades earlier. Read less
Moreno-Torroba: Guitar Music Vol 1 / Ana Vidovic
Release Date: 07/31/2007   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8557902   Number of Discs: 1
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No. 1. Jeringonza
No. 2. Ya llega el invierno
No. 3. Coplilla
No. 4. La Pastora
No. 5. La Seguidilla
No. 1. Turegano
No. 2. Manzanares el Real
No. 3. Alcaniz
No. 4. Siguenza
No. 5. Alba de Tormes
No. 6. Torija
No. 7. Montemayor
No. 8. Olite
No. 9. Zafra
No. 10. Redaba
No. 11. Simancas
No. 12. Alcazar de Segovia
No. 13. Javier
No. 14. Calatrava
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No. 2. Oliveras
No. 3. Melodia
No. 4. Los Mayos
No. 5. Albada
No. 6. Panorama
I. Bailando un Fandango Charro
II. Remanso
III. La Siega
IV. Fiesta en el Pueblo
V. Amanecer
VI. La Boda
VII. Camino del Molino
VIII. Juegos Infantiles
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No. 2. Puerta del Angel
No. 3. Puerta Cerrada
No. 4. Puerta de Hierro
No. 5. Puerto de San Vicente
No. 6. Puerta de Toledo
No. 7. Puerta de Moros
I. Lento - Allegretto
II. Allegretto
III. Allegro
Allegretto
Andante
Allegro
I. Fandanguillo
II. Arada
III. Danza
WORKS
No. 1. Jeringonza
No. 2. Ya llega el invierno
No. 3. Coplilla
No. 4. La Pastora
No. 5. La Seguidilla
No. 1. Turegano
No. 2. Manzanares el Real
No. 3. Alcaniz
No. 4. Siguenza
No. 5. Alba de Tormes
No. 6. Torija
No. 7. Montemayor
No. 8. Olite
No. 9. Zafra
No. 10. Redaba
No. 11. Simancas
No. 12. Alcazar de Segovia
No. 13. Javier
No. 14. Calatrava
No. 1. Preambulo
No. 2. Oliveras
No. 3. Melodia
No. 4. Los Mayos
No. 5. Albada
No. 6. Panorama
I. Bailando un Fandango Charro
II. Remanso
III. La Siega
IV. Fiesta en el Pueblo
V. Amanecer
VI. La Boda
VII. Camino del Molino
VIII. Juegos Infantiles
Introducción y Nº 1A. (Mi madre me criaba...)
Nº 1B. Habanera (Marchaba a ser soldado...)
Nº 2. Dúo de Javier y Mariana y romanza de Javier (Buenos días, Mariana... / De este apacible rincón de Madrid...)
Nº 3. Dúo de Vidal y Luisa Fernanda (En mi tierra extremeña...)
Nº 4. Dúo de la flor de Carolina y Javier (Caballero de alto plumero...)
Nº 5. Final del acto primero (Abrasado en la llama...)
Nº 6A. Introducción (El soldadito no la contesta...)
Nº 6B. Mazurca de las sombrillas (A San Antonio...)
Nº 7. Dúo de Vidal y Carolina (Para comprar a un hombre...)
Nº 8. Cuarteto y subasta (¿Dónde estará...? / Señoras y caballeros...)
[Nº 9. Recitado sobre la orquesta (Mater purissima...)]
Nº 10. Romanza de Vidal (Luche la fe por el triunfo...)
Nº 11. Final del acto segundo (¡Javier!...)
Nº 11Bis. Introducción. Orquesta
Nº 12. Vidal y coro de vareadores (Si por el rido...)
Nº 13. Dúo de Luisa Fernanda y Javier (¡Cállate, corazón!...)
Nº 14. Final del acto tercero (El cerandero se ha muerto...)
No. 1. Hogueras
No. 2. Sombras
No. 3. Brujas
No. 1. Puerta de Alcala
No. 2. Puerta del Angel
No. 3. Puerta Cerrada
No. 4. Puerta de Hierro
No. 5. Puerto de San Vicente
No. 6. Puerta de Toledo
No. 7. Puerta de Moros
I. Lento - Allegretto
II. Allegretto
III. Allegro
Allegretto
Andante
Allegro
I. Fandanguillo
II. Arada
III. Danza


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