Antonio Rodríguez Ferrer

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Antonio Rodríguez Ferrer
Born23 August 1864
Havana, Cuba
Died22 October 1935
Havana, Cuba

Antonio Rodríguez Ferrer (August 23, 1864 in Havana, Cuba – October 22, 1935 in Havana, Cuba) was a Cuban composer and band conductor.

In 1898, he became composer of the musical introductory notes to the Cuban national anthem. He was a professor of music and conducted choirs and bands. Besides composing music for bands, he composed two symphonies, Preludio Tematico and Fantasia, and a series of Danzas Cubanas for piano. In 1918, he was awarded the prize for music by the National Academy of Arts and Letters. His nephew, Jorge Gustavo Armando Rodriguez-Gonzalez (1889–1966) was also a composer/musician and his great-grandnephew is the writer/lawyer Clemente G. Gomez-Rodriguez.

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