Francisco Villaespesa

Francisco Villaespesa Martín (October 14, 1877 - April 9, 1936) was a Spanish writer. He was born in Láujar de Andarax, Province of Almería, which marked him all his life. He is probably the most notable writer of the province, thus, both the capital and his hometowns libraries have his name.

He has an extent poetry work, with more than 50 books of poetry published and some unpublished.

His first works (Intimidades (1898) and Luchas (1899)) are romantic. At the beginning of 20th century he joined the Modernism with La copa del Rey Thule (1900). From 1906 on an orientalist note arose in his works.

He died in Madrid, Spain.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1877 (Laujar de Andarax), Died January 1st, 1936 (Madrid)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: author


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-24018 10-in. 4/28/1920 Ausencia Jorge Añez ; Víctor Justiniano Rosales Male vocal duet, with tiple and guitar author  
Victor B-32620 10-in. 5/8/1925 Para qué quieren la vida Jorge Añez ; Alcides Briceño Male vocal duet, with orchestra author  
OKeh W403723 10-in. 2/3/1930 Aspiración ardiente Duo Briceño-Añez Male vocal duet, with orchestra author  


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