Usandizaga, José Maria
Usandizaga, José Maria
Usandizaga, José Maria, Basque composer; b. San Sebastián, March 31, 1887; d. there, Oct. 5, 1915. Encouraged by Planté and d’Indy, he entered the Paris Schola Cantorum when he was 14, where he studied piano with Grovlez and counterpoint with Tricon. In 1906 he returned to his native city and associated himself with the Basque musical movement, to which he gave a great impetus with the production of his stage work Mendi mendiyan (High in the Mountains; 1909-10; San Sebastián, 1911); then followed his drama lírico Las golondrinas (The Swallows; 1913; Madrid, Feb. 5, 1914; rev. as an opera by his brother, R. Usandizaga, Barcelona, 1929), which obtained excellent success; his last stage work was the drama lirico La llama (The Flame; 1915; completed by R. Usandizaga, San Sebastián, 1918). He also wrote several orch. works, including a Suite (1904), a symphonic poem, Dans la mer (1904), Ouverture symphonique sur un theme de plain-chant (1904-05), and band pieces; choral music; songs; folksong arrangements; a String Quartet; works for violin or cello and piano; piano pieces; organ music. His death from tuberculosis at the age of 28 was deeply lamented by Spanish musicians.
L. Villalba Muñoz, Últimos músicos españoles: J.M. U.(Madrid, 1918); J. de Arozamena, J.M. U. y la bella época donostiarra (San Sebastian, 1969).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire
"Usandizaga, José Maria." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 14, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/usandizaga-jose-maria
"Usandizaga, José Maria." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Retrieved November 14, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/usandizaga-jose-maria
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.