Manuel Fernández Caballero

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Manuel Fernández Caballero (Murcia, 14 March 1835 – Madrid, 26 February 1906) was a Spanish composer, notably of zarzuelas.[1]

His works were seminal works in the young Género chico form of zarzuela. The success of Los bandos de villafrita (1884) consolidated his career. Its sequel was Las grandes figuras (1885). The sainete El dúo de La Africana and its celebrated jota No cantes más La Africana remain as classic examples of a zarzuela duette.


He also composed religious works and salon songs. The Murcian musician was one of the great Spanish composers of the nineteenth century, having such a number of successful premieres that since his first great success Entre el alcalde y el rey and El lucero del alba composed for the light tip Antonia Garcia de Videgain in the eighties, until his last works passes more than a hundred productions



  1. ^ Art Song Composers of Spain: An Encyclopedia – Page 165 Suzanne Rhodes Draayer – 2009 "Chapter 18 Manuel Fernandez Caballero Manuel Fernandez Caballero (1835 to 1906), composer, was the son of Maria Gregoria Caballero (n.d.) and Manuel Fernandez (n.d.). When his father died, the family went to live with one of Manuel's "
  2. ^ Berenguer González, Ramón T. “Gigantes y Cabezudos – Coro de Repatriados” Mp3 Archived 2019-07-01 at the Wayback Machine ISWC T-0425363558. Publicado con el permiso del propietario de la versión.

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