Lasema, Blas de

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Lasema, Blas de

Lasema, Blas de, Spanish conductor and composer; b. Corella, Navarre (baptized), Feb. 4, 1751; d. Madrid, Aug. 8, 1816. He was official composer for several theaters, and also conductor of the Teatro de la Cruz (1790–1818). He composed the music for Ramon de la Cruz’s comedy El café de Barcelona (Barcelona, Nov. 4, 1788), as well as the operas La gitanilla por amor (Madrid, 1791; successful) and ldomeneo (Madrid, Dec. 9, 1792). His other works include incidental music to plays of Calderón, Lope de Vega, Moreto, etc., and many tonadillas, sainetes, etc.

Bibliography

J. Gomez, J. de Arrese, and E. Aunós, El mùsico B.d.L. (Corella, 1952)

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