Federico Moreno Torroba
Federico Moreno Torroba (3 March 1891 – 12 September 1982) was a Spanish composer, conductor, and theatrical impresario. He is especially remembered for his important contributions to the classical guitar repertoire, becoming one of the leading twentieth-century composers for the instrument. He was also one of the foremost composers of zarzuelas, a form of Spanish light opera. His 1932 zarzuela, Luisa Fernanda, has proved to be enduringly popular. In addition, he composed ballets, symphonic works, and piano pieces, as well as one-act operas and one full-length opera, El poeta, which premiere in 1980, starring well-known tenor Plácido Domingo. Moreno Torroba also ran his own zarzuela company, which toured extensively, especially in Latin America.
Birth and Death Data: Born March 3rd, 1891 (Madrid), Died September 12th, 1982 (Madrid)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1955
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, conductor
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Gramophone||0J391||10-in.||4/9/1932||Escena final, 2° acto||Laura Nieto||Female vocal solo, with female vocal trio and vocal chorus||composer|
|Gramophone||0J392||10-in.||4/9/1932||Escena final, 2° acto||Laura Nieto ; Emilio Sagi-Barba||Female-male vocal duet, with female vocal trio and vocal chorus||composer|
|Gramophone||BS2458||10-in.||11/24/1926||Canción del cantarillo||Emilio Sagi-Barba||Baritone vocal solo, with vocal chorus||composer|
|Gramophone||BS2459||10-in.||11/24/1926||Canto a Castilla||Emilio Sagi-Barba||Baritone vocal solo, with chorus and orchestra||composer|
|Gramophone||BS2470||10-in.||11/27/1926||Número del cornetin||Manuel Alares||Male vocal solo, with chorus||composer|
|Gramophone||BS2471||10-in.||11/27/1926||La pastorela : Shimmy||Manuel Alares ; Vicente Gómez Bur||Male vocal duet, with chorus||composer|
|Gramophone||BS2475||10-in.||11/29/1926||Romanza de la renunciación||Emilio Sagi-Barba||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Gramophone||BS2480||10-in.||12/1/1926||La pastorela : Dúo||Emilio Sagi-Barba ; Luisa Vela||Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra||composer|
|Decca||87993||4/26/1955||Noisy Norbert, part 1||Robert Q. Lewis||conductor|
|Decca||87994||4/26/1955||Noisy Norbert, part 2||Robert Q. Lewis||conductor|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Moreno Torroba, Federico," accessed July 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102555.
Moreno Torroba, Federico. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102555.
"Moreno Torroba, Federico." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.
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