Misón, Luis, Spanish flutist, oboist, conductor, and composer; b. probably in Barcelona, date unknown; d. Madrid, Feb. 13, 1776. He was a flutist in the Royal Chapel and the Royal Opera, Madrid (from 1748), becoming conductor there in 1756. He composed stage music, and was one of the first to introduce the “tona-dilla escénica,” a sort of miniature comic opera that developed from the musical interludes in early Spanish plays. He also wrote “sainetes” (dramatic dialogues), zarzuelas, and 12 sonatas for Flute, Viola, and Bass.
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