Fernando J. Obradors

Fernando (Ferran) Jaumandreu Obradors (1897–1945) was a Spanish composer.

Obradors was taught piano by his mother, but taught himself composition, harmony and counterpoint. He became conductor of the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra, and later taught at Las Palmas Conservatory. Between 1921 and 1941 he wrote four volumes of arrangements of classic Spanish poetry, "Canciones clásicas españolas".

He is best known for the song cycle which is volume one. One of the poems, "La casada infiel", was written by his friend Federico García Lorca. Although he wrote many works for the theatre, none have held their place in the repertoire. His orchestral work "El Poema de la Jungla" is inspired by The Jungle Book stories by Rudyard Kipling. Many of his contemporaries left Spain to find fame in France, but Obradors remained true to his Catalan roots. His first surname is sometimes split into two Catalan names – Jaume Andreu.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1897 (Barcelona), Died 1945 (Barcelona)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-017093 10-in. 11/19/1937 Consejo Lucrezia Bori ; George Copeland Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-017712 10-in. 12/14/1937 Coplas de curro dulce Lucrezia Bori Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-017713 10-in. 12/14/1937 Con amores la mi madres (No. 5 from Dos cantares) Lucrezia Bori Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-017714 10-in. 12/14/1937 Tomba y le Lucrezia Bori Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Obradors, Fernando J.," accessed August 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103067.

Obradors, Fernando J.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103067.

"Obradors, Fernando J.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103067

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