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

Recordings

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  
Gramophone BS2563 10-in. 4/26/1928 La marchenera : Preludio acto 3 Concordio Gelabert ; Orquesta Iberica de Madrid Instrumental ensemble composer  
Gramophone BS2564 10-in. 4/26/1928 La marchenera : Preludio acto 3 Concordio Gelabert ; Orquesta Iberica de Madrid Instrumental ensemble 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  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Moreno Torroba, Federico," accessed October 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102555.

Moreno Torroba, Federico. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102555.

"Moreno Torroba, Federico." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102555

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