Marqués y García, Pedro Miguel

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Marqués y García, Pedro Miguel

Marqués y García, Pedro Miguel, Spanish composer; b. Palma de Mallorca, May 20,1843; d. there, Feb. 25, 1918. He studied in Paris with Alard and Armingaud, then at the Paris Cons. with Massart (violin) and Bazin (composition). He also studied privately with Berlioz, and in 1867 in Madrid with Monasterio. From 1870 to 1896 he was one of the most successful of the zarzuela composers, his most popular works being El anillo de hierro (1878) and El monaguillo (1891). He also wrote 4 syms., orch. variations, etc.

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