Lidón, José, Spanish organist and composer; b. Béjar, June 2, 1748; d. Madrid, Feb. 11, 1827. He studied at Madrid’s Réal Colegio di Niños Cantores. After serving as organist at Orense Cathedral, he was made fourth organist (1768) and first organist (1787) of Madrid’s royal chapel; was master there and rector of the Réal Colegio (1805–27). He wrote an opera, Glauca y Coriolano (Madrid, 1791), about 60 sacred vocal works, chamber music, and organ pieces; also wrote several theoretical works.
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