Fernando Obradors

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Fernando Obradors
Born(1896-10-17)17 October 1896[1][2]
Died9 October 1945(1945-10-09) (aged 48)[1][2]
Era20th century

Fernando (Ferran) Jaumandreu Obradors (1897–1945) was a Spanish composer.

Obradors was taught piano by his mother, but taught himself composition, harmony and counterpoint. He became conductor of the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra, and later taught at Las Palmas Conservatory. Between 1921 and 1941 he wrote four volumes of arrangements of classic Spanish poetry, "Canciones clásicas españolas".

He is best known for the song cycle which is volume one. One of the poems, "La casada infiel", was written by his friend Federico García Lorca. Although he wrote many works for the theatre, none have held their place in the repertoire. His orchestral work "El Poema de la Jungla" is inspired by The Jungle Book stories by Rudyard Kipling.[3] Many of his contemporaries left Spain to find fame in France, but Obradors remained true to his Catalan roots. His first surname is sometimes split into two Catalan names – Jaume Andreu.


  1. ^ a b Casares Rodicio, Emilio, ed. (2001). "Obradors. > 3. Fernando J. [Fernando Jaumandreu Obradors].". Diccionario De La Música Española E Hispanoamericana (in Spanish). Vol. 8. Madrid: Sociedad General de Autores y Editores. p. 8. Barcelona, 17-X-1896; Barcelona, 9-X-1945.
  2. ^ a b "Obradors, Fernando J. (1896-1945)". Censo-Guía de Archivos de España e Iberoamérica (in Spanish). Compositor, director de orquesta y pianista español. Nació el 17 de octubre de 1896 en Barcelona y falleció el 9 de octubre de 1945 en la misma ciudad.
  3. ^ Draayer, Suzanne Rhodes; Foreword by Nico Castel "Art Song Composers of Spain: An Encyclopedia" ISBN 978-0-8108-6362-0. 2009.

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