Albéniz y Basanta, Pedro

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Albéniz y Basanta, Pedro

Albéniz y Basanta, Pedro, Spanish organist, pianist, teacher, and composer, son of Mateo (Antonio Pérez de) Albéniz; b. Logroño, April 14, 1795; d. Madrid, April 12, 1855. He studied with his father and was active as an organist in various Spanish towns while still a youth. He later studied piano with Kalk-brenner and Herz in Paris. After settling in Madrid, he became prof. of piano at the Cons. in 1830 and court organist in 1834. He publ. a piano manual (1840) and some 70 piano pieces in a highly developed technical style.

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