He preferred to spell his first name with a "G", even though it began officially with a "J". Five years later, he became the director of an opera and zarzuela company, making his debut in Gibraltar with a production of Giovanni Pacini 's Safo. He received the first prize for harmony and counterpoint.
GIMENEZ Intermezzo from La Boda de Luis Alonso - "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band
After graduation, he traveled to Italy and then returned to Spain, settling in Madrid. In , he was named director of Teatro Apolo de Madrid , and shortly afterwards, of the Teatro de la Zarzuela.
According to "those who have seem him conduct [and] have transmitted to us the memory of his performances of great strength and great enthusiasm […] he obtained with imperceptible gestures what he wanted from the orchestra. He co-wrote the music of a number of his works with Amadeo Vives , who hailed him the "musician of elegance" because of his sense of rhythm and easy melodies. Following the success of this piece, he set to music another sainete by Burgos with the same characters, which became one of his most famous works: La boda de Luis Alonso , or La noche del encierro This second work, which achieved much greater success than the first, was actually meant to be a prequel, not a sequel.
La tempranica was perhaps his most ambitious and successful work. Federico Moreno Torroba adapted the celebrated zarzuela into an opera by setting the spoken parts to music.
He died in Madrid on 19 February From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Siglo XIX. Madrid, Robinbook, S.
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