Higinio Ruvalcaba

Higinio Ruvalcaba (11 January 1905 in Yahualica, Jalisco – 15 January 1976 in Mexico City) was a Mexican violinist and composer.

He received his first lessons when he was 4, from his father, who was an upholsterer who played cello in the local band. In 1917, at age twelve, Higinio Ruvalcaba gives his first concert as a soloist, at the Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara.

He replaced Jenö Léner, founder and namesake of Léner String Quartet, touring with second violin José Smilovitz; viola Herbert Froelich, and Hungarian cellist Imre Hartman after Léner left the group in 1943 due to internal disagreements.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 11th, 1905, Died January 15th, 1976

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-32060 10-in. 3/5/1925 El carro del sol Orquesta Internacional Orchestra arranger  
Victor BVE-32060 10-in. 3/15/1927 El carro del sol Orquesta Internacional Orchestra arranger  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ruvalcaba, Higinio," accessed October 21, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106732.

Ruvalcaba, Higinio. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106732.

"Ruvalcaba, Higinio." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106732


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