MANUEL LOPEZ-QUIROGA (1899 - 1988)
Manuel López-Quiroga, born in Seville, Andalusia, was a prolific composer who wrote hundreds of songs as well as 36 zarzuelas (Spanish light operettas), and fifty film scores. Several of his songs were arranged for guitar by Carles Trepat, published by Ediciones Quiroga of Madrid in 1999. At the age of eleven, López-Quiroga became a church organist, and later studied piano, harmony and composition at the Seville Municipal Conservatoire. He moved to Madrid in 1929 and from 1931 collaborated with the poet Rafael de León in the writing of songs and zarzuelas which became popular throughout Spain.
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