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Horacio Hidrovo Velásquez

Horacio Hidrovo Velásquez (Santa Ana, May 20, 1902 - Portoviejo, April 19, 1962) was an Ecuadorian poet, novelist, and short story writer.

In 1957 he was the President of the House of Ecuadorian Culture, Manabi branch.

He was the father of the Ecuadorian poet Horacio Hidrovo Peñaherrera (1931-2012).

In 1961 the Ecuadorian government honored him with the Educational Merit Award.

His best known novel is Un Hombre y un Río (A Man and A River) (1957).

In 1975 his son Horacio published a collection of his poems under the title "Canción de las Voces Infinitas" (Song of the Infinite Voices), but it was not a complete collection because a great number of Hidrovo Velásquez's poems were printed in numerous magazines that are difficult to find today.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 20th, 1902 (Santa Ana Canton), Died April 19th, 1962 (Portoviejo)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-99992 10-in. 4/14/1936 Lejana Sarita Herrera ; Orquesta Romero Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hidrovo Velásquez, Horacio," accessed July 30, 2021,

Hidrovo Velásquez, Horacio. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from

"Hidrovo Velásquez, Horacio." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.

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