Francisco Alonso

For the Mexican wrestling organizer see Paco Alonso

Francisco Alonso López (9 May 1887 – 18 May 1948) was a Spanish composer of popular theatre music and zarzuelas.

Alonso's music is funny, cheerful, easy melody and with a popular accent. He excelled in pasodobles and chotis, which he impressed with grace and ease. Many of his works are still highly valued, as the pasacalle Los Nardos, the chotis El Pichi, both from Las Leandras, the chotis Tabaco and cerillas from the revue Las de Villadiego or the song Maitechu mía (both with lyrics by Emilio González del Castillo). He wrote also two pasodobles for fiestas in the city of Alicante, Les Fogueres de Sant Joan, titled La festa del poble, premiered in 1934, and La Nit de San Joan 1934, a pasodoble foguerer for band, chorus and bass soloist. He also was elected president of the General Society of Authors of Spain.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 9th, 1887 (Granada), Died May 12th, 1948 (Madrid)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-53688 10-in. 5/28/1929 Cabaret Orquesta Internacional Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-55882 10-in. 10/10/1929 Noche de cabaret Margarita Cueto ; Juan Pulido Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor BAVE-012971 10-in. between 10/4/1939 and 10/13/1939 Los nardos Alice Duran ; Orquesta Tipica Roberto Zerrillo Instrumental ensemble, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor MBS-054313 10-in. 1940 Las leandras Agrupación Musical Española "Madrid" ; Rafael Oropesa Clausin ; Adelita Trujillo Band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor CBVE-091855 10-in. before 7/12/1950 Canción del gitano Manuel Pineda ; Roberto Retes B. Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 93569 10-in. between 1920 and 1925 Las corsarios Banda Española Band composer  
Columbia W95389 10-in. 12/1/1926 La bejarana Rondalla Usandizaga Instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia W95956 10-in. October 1927 La calesera Joseph M. Lacalle ; Orquesta del Maestro Lacalle Instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick E27745 10-in. 6/20/1928 Las casti gadoras Pilar Arcos ; Orquesta Madrileña Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E30134 10-in. 7/11/1929 Noche de cabaret Pilar Arcos ; Los Castilians Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E30306 10-in. 7/2/1929 Noche de cabaret Los Castilians Jazz/dance band composer  
Gramophone BS2635 10-in. 5/29/1928 Canto a Murcia Frederic Caballé Baritone vocal solo, with vocal chorus and guitars composer  
Gramophone BS2636 10-in. 5/29/1928 Canción del platero Frederic Caballé Male vocal solo, with vocal ensemble and guitars composer  
Gramophone 4643ah 10-in. April 1921 Las corsarias Banda Municipal de Barcelona Band composer  
Gramophone 19517u 10-in. 10/28/1916 El dale, dale La Goya Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Alonso, Francisco," accessed August 1, 2021,

Alonso, Francisco. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 1, 2021, from

"Alonso, Francisco." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 August 2021.

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