Enrique Máximo García

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Enrique Máximo García
Born 1954
Died 2008
Cause of death cancer
Nationality Spanish
Occupation Educator, musicologist
Employer University of Murcia

Enrique Máximo García (Murcia, 1954–2008) was a Spanish musicologist and associated teacher at the Art History Department of the University of Murcia.[1] He was also co-Director of the well known Repsol LAH Program for the Recovery of Latin American Musical Heritage, sponsored by UNESCO.[2] In 1994, he helped to organize the "Concert for the Senses" (Spanish: Concierto de los Sentidos). Hundreds of people walking counter-clockwise around the cathedral of Murcia for 45 minutes, were accompanied by 1,000 musicians and the sound of more than 200 bells from all town's churches.[3]


Máximo graduated in chemistry, served as a high school mathematics teacher, and was an expert in the field of bells and early organs.[4][5] He was a pillar of the [http://www.fcamberes.org/paginas/en/en_stc_pre.htm Carlos de Amberes Foundation, the prestigious "Real Diputación de San Andrés de los Flamencos", under Royal Patronage, which seeks to recover the cultural legacy of the former Seventeen Spanish Provinces of Flanders and the Low Countries until 1700.


Máximo recovered, together with Prof.Manuel Pérez Sánchez, both under the guidance of Dr. Alejandro Massó, the musical legacy of the Court composer Juan Oliver Astorga (Yecla 1773 - Madrid 1830).[6] He also researched on the 18th Century keyboard instruments maker, Tadeo Tornel. His work led to the discovery of two important Tornel fortepianos, (an ancient keyboard instrument), among the few keyboards extant in Spain dating from the Age of Enlightenment.[7]