Marcial del Adalid y Gurréa

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Marcial del Adalid y Gurréa
Born (1826-08-24)24 August 1826
A Coruña, Spain
Died 16 October 1881(1881-10-16) (aged 55)
A Coruña, Spain
Occupation Composer
Spouse(s) Fanny Garrido
Children María del Adalid (gl)

Marcial del Adalid y Gurréa (24 August 1826 – 16 October 1881) was a Spanish composer.[1] He studied music in London between 1840 and 1844 with Ignaz Moscheles and it is possible that he also studied with Chopin in Paris. Both men influenced the style and form of his musical compositions. After finishing his studies, Adalid y Gurréa returned to Spain where he lived in A Coruña and later Madrid. Highly influenced by lieder, his most important compositions were vocal art songs and songs for the piano. A particularly fine example of his work is his 1877 composition Cantares nuevos y viejos de Galicia where he successfully blended the folklore of Galicia with the technique and spirit of Romantic piano music. He also composed one opera Inese e Bianca, which was never staged.[2] In addition to composing, Adalid y Gurréa spent much of his time teaching music courses and organizing music competitions.

He was married to writer Fanny Garrido and the father of painter María del Adalid (gl).[3]


  1. ^ Indiana University library
  2. ^ Opera at Stanford University
  3. ^ Mulleres pintoras na arte galega (segunda metade do século XIX e primeiro terzo do século XX). Unha historia de invisibilidade [Women Painters in Galician Art (Second Half of the 19th Century and First Third of the 20th Century)] (PDF) (in Galician). Consello da Cultura Galega. 24 July 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2018.