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Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer

Gustavo Adolfo Claudio Domínguez Bastida (February 17, 1836 – December 22, 1870), better known as Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡusˈtaβo aˈðolfo ˈβekeɾ]), was a Spanish Romanticist poet and writer (mostly short stories), also a playwright, literary columnist, and talented in drawing. Today he is considered one of the most important figures in Spanish literature, and is considered by some as the most read writer after Cervantes. He adopted the alias of Bécquer as his brother Valeriano Bécquer, a painter, had done earlier. He was associated with the romanticism and post-romanticism movements and wrote while realism was enjoying success in Spain. He was moderately well known during his life, but it was after his death that most of his works were published. His best known works are the Rhymes and the Legends, usually published together as Rimas y leyendas. These poems and tales are essential to the study of Spanish literature and common reading for high-school students in Spanish-speaking countries.

His work approached the traditional poetry and themes in a modern way, and he is considered the founder of modern Spanish lyricism. Bécquer's influence on 20th-century poets of the Spanish language can be felt in the works of Luis Cernuda, Octavio Paz, and Giannina Braschi.

Bécquer influenced numerous later Spanish-language writers, including Luis Cernuda, Giannina Braschi, Octavio Paz, Antonio Machado, Juan Ramón Jiménez. Bécquer himself was influenced by – both directly and indirectly — Cervantes, Shakespeare, Goethe, Heinrich Heine

Birth and Death Data: Born February 17th, 1836 (Seville), Died December 22nd, 1870 (Madrid)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: author

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 1927 7-in. Before Feb. 1899 Como, yo to he querido Arthur B. Adamini Male vocal solo author  
Victor B-24892 10-in. 2/24/1921 Tus labios Joaquín Forero Male vocal solo, with tiple and guitar author  
Victor BVE-50767 10-in. 3/21/1929 Brillante rienda de oro Carlos Mejía Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor BVE-50768 10-in. 3/21/1929 Saeta que voladora Carlos Mejía Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor BVE-50772 10-in. 3/22/1929 Como la brisa que la sangre orea Carlos Mejía Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor BVE-50773 10-in. 3/22/1929 Cendal flotante de leve bruma Carlos Mejía Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor BVE-50774 10-in. 3/22/1929 Es tu mejilla temprana Carlos Mejía Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor BVE-50782 10-in. 3/28/1929 Sacudimiento extraño Carlos Mejía Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor BVE-50783 10-in. 3/28/1929 Las ondas tienen vaga armonía Carlos Mejía Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor BVE-50787 10-in. 3/29/1929 Despierta, tiemblo al mirarte Carlos Mejía Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor BVE-50788 10-in. 3/29/1929 No digais que agotado su tesoro Carlos Mejía Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor BVE-51200 10-in. 4/5/1929 Cuando sobre el pecho inclinas Carlos Mejía Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor BVE-51201 10-in. 4/5/1929 Si al mecer las azules campanillas Carlos Mejía Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor BVE-51202 10-in. 4/5/1929 No sé lo que he soñado Carlos Mejía Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor BVE-63344 10-in. 8/21/1930 Esa es Juan Pulido Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble author  
Victor R-499 10-in. 3/4/1910 Las golondrinas Carlos M. Pacheco Male vocal solo, with guitar author  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bécquer, Gustavo Adolfo," accessed October 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102566.

Bécquer, Gustavo Adolfo. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102566.

"Bécquer, Gustavo Adolfo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102566

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