Hernandez Sales, Pablo

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Hernandez Sales, Pablo

Hernandez Sales, Pablo, Spanish composer; b. Saragossa, Jan. 25, 1834; d. Madrid, Dec. 10, 1910. He was first a church chorister, and at 14 played organ at the San Gil church in Saragossa. At 22 he went to Madrid to study with Eslava at the Madrid Cons. He graduated with a gold medal (1861), and joined the faculty in 1863 as a singing teacher. He wrote 2 zarzuelas: Gimnasio higienico and Un Sevillano en la Habana; also many sacred works.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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