Manuel Penella Moreno

Manuel Penella Moreno (July 31, 1880 in Valencia – January 24, 1939 in Cuernavaca) was a Spanish composer. His father was the composer Manuel Penella Raga. His daughter Magdalena Penella Silva married the politician Ramón Ruiz Alonso; through her, he was the grandfather of actresses Emma Penella, Elisa Montés and Terele Pávez.

Although his most popular work at home and abroad is the oft-revived opera española El gato montés (a special favourite of Plácido Domingo, who has revived it several times and recorded it for Deutsche Grammophon), several of his other works still enjoy popularity in Spain and the Spanish-speaking world, notably the chamber opera Don Gil de Alcalá (scored in Mexican style for strings and harp), some of his revues and the ambitious, late zarzuela La malquerida (1935), based on the masterpiece by Jacinto Benavente.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 31st, 1880 (Valencia), Died Cuernavaca

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, leader, lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-34646 10-in. 2/24/1926 Conchita Margarita Cueto Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-36399 10-in. 10/8/1926 Conchita International Band Band composer  
Victor BAVE-44591 10-in. Summer 1929 Linda blanquita Orquesta Adolfo Carabelli Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-48997 10-in. 5/6/1929 El gato montés Los Gauchos Orquesta Argentina Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-55816 10-in. 8/29/1929 El gondolero A. Fernández Alba Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BAVE-60436 10-in. Fall 1930 El alma de Portugal Orquesta Típica J. Guido Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-62173 10-in. 5/28/1930 Canción del pajarero Margarita Cueto Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 21796 10-in. Aug. 1915 Las musas latinas : La navaja en la liga Teresita Calvó Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 93240 10-in. 1920-1925 Canción gitana Conchita Piquer Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh W401923 10-in. 5/27/1929 Por tus ojos Ramírez y Rivas Female vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
OKeh W402238 10-in. 1/16/1929 Si, pero no! Medellín y Valles Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
OKeh W402247 10-in. 1/18/1929 Pobre nací Ramírez y Medellín Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
OKeh W402249 10-in. 1/18/1929 Ricarda Rivas y Medellín Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick E29651 10-in. 4/8/1929 El bandolero Los Castilians ; José Moriche Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 6299 10-in. 7/22/1918 El gondolero Emilia Vergeri Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 6547 10-in. 1/3/1919 Canción del ruiseñor Consuelo Escobar de Castro Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 60z 12-in. 2/3/1910 La Española Srta. Arrieta Female vocal solo, with chorus composer  
Gramophone 61z 12-in. 2/3/1910 Cuento de amor Srta. Arrieta ; Francisco Meana Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 62z 12-in. 2/3/1910 Dúo del beso Srta. Arrieta ; Francisco Meana Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 1019y 10-in. 2/3/1910 El arte femenino en Francia Sr. Alaria ; Srta. Domínguez ; Srta. Galiana ; Srta. Garreras ; Srta. Latorre Vocal quintet, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 1027y 10-in. 2/4/1910 Trova Francisco Meana Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Penella Moreno, Manuel," accessed October 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104398.

Penella Moreno, Manuel. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104398.

"Penella Moreno, Manuel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104398

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