A pupil of Faur, among others at the Paris Conservatoire,
Raoul Laparra served as music critic for Le matin before turning more
wholeheartedly to composition. His music often reflects his interest in Spanish
and Basque folk-music, as in his operas La habanera and La jota
and in his contributions to zarzuela.
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