Giro, Manuel, Spanish composer; b. Lérida, Catalonia, Sept. 5, 1848; d. Barcelona, Dec. 20, 1916. He studied organ and composition at the cathedral school in Lérida and later in Barcelona and Paris. In 1884 he settled in Barcelona, where in 1885 he brought out his opera II rinegato Alonso Garcia, which proved a popular success. Another opera, El sombrero de ires picos (Madrid, 1893), was also well received. He further wrote ballets, choral music, chamber music, and piano pieces.
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