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 76-86 of 86 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Gramophone||5267o||10-in.||approximately 1905||Malagueñas||Rosario Soler||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Gramophone||6359o||10-in.||1907||Alegría de la huerta : Canción gitana||Sra. Silva [Spanish vocalist of early 1900s]||Soprano vocal solo||composer|
|Gramophone||6382o||10-in.||1907||La gran vía : Schottisch||Claro Moreno ; Inocencio Navarro ; Sra. Silva [Spanish vocalist of early 1900s]||Vocal trio (soprano and 2 baritones)||composer|
|Gramophone||6417o||10-in.||1907||Agua, azucarillos y aguardiente : Dúo||Sra. Silva [Spanish vocalist of early 1900s] ; Rosario Soler||Female vocal duet||composer|
|Gramophone||6594o||10-in.||1907||Cádiz marche||Orchestre Bosc du Bal Tabarin||Orchestra||composer|
|Gramophone||6771o||10-in.||June 1907||Zapateado||Felisa Lázaro||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Gramophone||7023F t||7-in.||1902||El bateo||Sr. Alba ; Marina Gurina||Vocal duet (soprano and tenor)||composer|
|Gramophone||7053u||10-in.||1902||Las Zapatillas||Marino Aineto||Male vocal solo||composer|
|Gramophone||7126F t||10-in.||1902||El bateo||Gordillo [1902 Gramophone Co. Barcelona bass]||Male vocal solo||composer|
|Gramophone||13191b||10-in.||5/4/1909||Aria della serva||Josephina Huguet||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia (U.K.)||WK2314||10-in.||approximately 1930||El año pasado por agua||Manuel Ramos||Barrel organ solo||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Chueca, Federico," accessed February 7, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102407.
Chueca, Federico. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 7, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102407.
"Chueca, Federico." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 7 February 2023.
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