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Manuel Quiroga

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Date of birth

Apr 15, 1892

Date of death


" Composer and violinist. Along with Pablo Sarasate and Juan Manén, he is considered one of the greatest violinists in the history of Spanish music.

He was born in Pontevedra in April 1892. He gave his first violin recital on 12 July 1903. In 1904, he entered the Royal Conservatory of Madrid, where he studied with José del Hierro. In 1909, he gained admission to a course of advanced study with Jules Boucherit in the Conservatory in Paris. In Paris, he enjoyed the friendship of Manuel de Falla, Joaquín Turina, Pablo Casals and Darius Milhaud. His brilliant career was ended by a traffic accident in New York (1937), which paralyzed his arm. As a composer, he wrote dozens of short pieces for the violin, and cadenzas for many great classical concertos. He died in Pontevedra in 1961.


Grand Cross of the Civil Order of Alphonse X the Wise
Légion de Honour of the French Republic

Highlighted works

  • Lamento andaluz (Andalusian Lament)
  • Emigrantes celtas (Celtic Immigrants)
  • Muñeira
  • Argentinean Dance I and II
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