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Guillermo Fernández Shaw

Guillermo Fernández-Shaw Iturralde (26 February 1893 - 17 August 1965) was a Spanish poet and journalist. He is particularly known as a writer of libretti, primarily for zarzuelas. With Federico Romero, he wrote the libretti for two of the best-known zarzuelas of the 20th century, Doña Francisquita by Amadeo Vives and Luisa Fernanda by Federico Moreno Torroba. His father, Carlos Fernández Shaw, was also a playwright, poet and journalist who wrote libretti for several zarzuelas and operas, most famously Margarita la tornera and La vida breve. Guillermo Fernández-Shaw was born in Cádiz and initially trained as a lawyer before becoming a journalist. He was the editor of the Spanish newspaper La Epoca from 1911 to 1936, and a contributor to ABC as well as writing poetry for Blanco y Negro. His partnership with Federico Romero began in 1916 with their libretto for Serrano's La canción del olvido. Guillermo Fernández-Shaw died in Madrid on 17 August 1965 at the age of 72.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 26th, 1893 (Madrid), Died August 17th, 1965 (Madrid)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: librettist, lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-33400 12-in. 9/3/1925 Romanza de Fernando Antonio Cortis Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Victor CVE-33401 12-in. 9/3/1925 Canción de la carta Antonio Cortis Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Victor BS-77658 10-in. 9/13/1933 La canción del olvido Alfredo Cibelli ; Nino Martini Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh S-72074 10-in. Nov. 1923 Serenata soldato de Napoles José Moriche Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble librettist  
Edison 18501 10-in. 5/15/1928 La canción del olvido Milla Dominguez ; Rondalla Usandizaga Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Edison N-254 10-in. 5/15/1928 La canción del olvido Milla Dominguez ; Rondalla Usandizaga Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Gramophone 0J391 10-in. 4/9/1932 Escena final, 2° acto Laura Nieto Female vocal solo, with female vocal trio and vocal chorus lyricist  
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 lyricist  
Gramophone BS1424 10-in. 9/25/1924 La java Amparo Albiach ; Rafaelo Díaz ; Garrido ; Ruiz Vocal quartet, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone BS1425 10-in. 9/25/1924 Los rondadores Rafaelo Díaz ; Garrido ; Ruiz Vocal trio, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone BS1426 10-in. 9/25/1924 Desespero de Pilar Gaietana Lluró i Morcillo Female vocal solo librettist  
Gramophone BS1427 10-in. 9/26/1924 Canción del prisionero Frederic Caballé Male vocal solo librettist  
Gramophone BS1428 10-in. 9/26/1924 Canción del prisionero Frederic Caballé Male vocal solo and chorus librettist  
Gramophone BS1429 10-in. 9/16/1924 Canción de la guitarra Frederic Caballé ; Rafaelo Díaz ; Garrido ; Ruiz Vocal quartet, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone BS1430 10-in. 9/27/1924 Jota de Miguel Morell Vocal solo and chorus librettist  
Gramophone BS1431 10-in. 9/27/1924 Canción de la guitarra Frederic Caballé ; Rafaelo Díaz ; Garrido ; Ruiz Vocal quartet, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone BS1432 10-in. 9/27/1924 Final, acto 1 Frederic Caballé ; Rafaelo Díaz Male vocal duet (tenor and baritone), with vocal chorus librettist  
Gramophone BS1433 10-in. 9/27/1924 Final, acto 1 Frederic Caballé ; Rafaelo Díaz Male vocal duet (tenor and baritone) and vocal chorus librettist  
Gramophone 19734u 10-in. 5/26/1917 Serenata—Soldado de Napoles Coro [Gramophone Co., Barcelona, Spain] Chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone 19848u 10-in. 9/14/1917 Marinella Menendez Albertini Female vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone 20087½u 10-in. 7/3/1918 Canción de Leonello Inocencio Navarro Male vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fernández Shaw, Guillermo," accessed August 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104831.

Fernández Shaw, Guillermo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104831.

"Fernández Shaw, Guillermo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104831

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