Gabriel Balart

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Gabriel Balart (1895)

Gabriel Balart was a Spanish conductor, director, and composer of zarzuelas. He was born in Barcelona on 8 June 1824 and died there on 5 July 1893.[1] He studied at the Paris Conservatory before composing. several pieces of salon music. He went to Milan as a theater conductor, and was appointed as the musical director of the Teatro del Liceo. He wrote five romantic symphonies. His most successful opera was his light opera Amore y Arte.[2]


  1. ^ Hughes, Rupert (1939). Music Lovers' Encyclopedia. New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc. p. 42.
  2. ^ Baker, Theodore; Slonimsky, Nicolas (1958). Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians. Wellesley College Library. New York : G. Schirmer. pp. 77–78.