Federico Chueca

Federico Chueca (5 May 1846 – 20 June 1908) was a Spanish composer of zarzuelas and author of La gran vía along with Joaquín Valverde Durán in 1886. Chueca was one of the most prominent figures of the género chico.

Born in Madrid, Chueca entered the conservatory at eight years old, but his family later obligated him to abandon music to study medicine. He was arrested in 1866 as a participant in the student demonstrations against the Narváez government. While he spent three days in the prison of San Francisco in Madrid, he composed several waltzes that he entitled Lamentos de un preso ("Lamentations of a Prisoner"). Later, Francisco Asenjo Barbieri helped orchestrate and direct the works, and their success helped Chueca leave medicine and devote himself once more to music.

He worked as a pianist and directed the orchestra of the Teatro Variedades. He is considered a self-taught musician. In fact, he was more schooled in the sciences than in music, however Chueca had an intuitive talent and grace with melody and rhythm that produced many works. He worked with several collaborators like Barbieri, Tomás Bretón, and especially Valverde, in many of his works.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 5, 1846 (Madrid), Died January 1, 1908 (Madrid)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1900 - 1932

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings (Results 51-75 of 86 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 5386 10-in. approximately February 1905 Marcha de Cádiz Orquesta Mexicana de Curti Orchestra composer  
Columbia 5633 10-in. between 1903 and 1908 Mazurka de los paraguas Banda Española Band composer  
Columbia 10753 10-in. between 1903 and 1914 Aria della serva Flora Mirabilis Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 10769 10-in. between 1903 and 1914 Cavaliere di grazia Luigi Baldassare Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 65182 10-in. approximately 1916 La gran via Banda Municipale di Milano Band composer  
Columbia 65183 10-in. approximately 1916 Potpourri Banda Municipale di Milano Band composer  
Columbia W95226 10-in. approximately August 1926 Cadiz Banda Española Band composer  
Brunswick MX607 10-in. May 1928 Jota Aragonesa (La marcha de Cadiz) Banda de Policía de México Band composer  
Edison 459 Not documented 12/9/1910 Swallows Orchestra (unidentified; Edison Records) Orchestra composer  
Edison 1086 10-in. between 6/17/1912 and 6/18/1912 Waltz of the swallows Edison Concert Orchestra Reed orchestra composer  
Edison 3137 10-in. between 6/20/1914 and 6/29/1914 Waltz of the swallows Reed Orchestra [Edison Records] Reed orchestra composer  
Edison 6108 10-in. Mar. 1918 Tango de la menegilda Luz Amelia Avilés Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 6120 10-in. Mar. 1918 El año pasado por agua Luz Amelia Avilés ; Carlos Villarias Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Edison 6324 10-in. between 8/12/1918 and 8/19/1918 Vals de las golondrinas Luz Amelia Avilés ; Emilia Vergeri Female vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 0J301 10-in. approximately 1932 Vals de caballero de gracia Emilio Sagi-Barba Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra and chorus composer  
Gramophone 423y 10-in. 2/24/1909 Caballero de gracia Emilio Sagi-Barba Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra and vocal chorus composer  
Gramophone 451y 10-in. 3/3/1909 Cádiz Sra. Benítez ; Sr. Garnero ; Srta. Giménez Mixed vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 503y 10-in. 3/13/1909 Cádiz Sra. Benítez ; Sr. Carrión ; Sra. Domingo ; Claro Moreno Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 0J711 10-in. approximately 1932 El año pasado por agua : Mazurca Concordio Gelabert ; Orquesta Filarmónica de Barcelona Orchestra composer  
Gramophone 0J712 10-in. approximately 1932 Cádiz : Paso doble Concordio Gelabert ; Orquesta Filarmónica de Barcelona Orchestra composer  
Gramophone 930y 10-in. 1/10/1910 El balteo : Couplets de wamba Sr. Gonzalito Male vocal solo, with orchestra and vocal chorus composer  
Gramophone BJ2376 10-in. 7/11/1929 Vals del caballero de Gràcia Enrique Sagi-Barba Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus and orchestra composer  
Gramophone BJ2377 10-in. 7/11/1929 Schottisch Salud Rodríguez Female vocal solo, with vocal chorus and orchestra composer  
Gramophone BJ2378 10-in. 7/11/1929 La menegilda Salud Rodríguez Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone BJ2394 10-in. 7/12/1929 Jota de las ratar Salud Rodríguez Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 51-75 of 86 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Chueca, Federico," accessed January 26, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102407.

Chueca, Federico. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 26, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102407.

"Chueca, Federico." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 26 January 2023.

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