Jacinto Guerrero

Real Name:
Jacinto Guerrero Torres
Profile:
Spanish classical music composer
(Born 16 August 1895 Ajofrín, Toledo, Spain – 15 September 1951 Madrid, Spain).
He is mainly known as Zarzuelas composer: "Los Gavilanes" (1923), "El Huésped del Sevillano" (1926), "La rosa del azafrán" (1930).. . He also composed revues, as well as some orchestral compositions.

Born in Toledo (16th August 1895) to a father who was director of the city's municipal band, Jacinto Guerrero's musical training began early. After his father's death in 1904 he was enrolled as a chorister at Toledo Cathedral, where he studied with Lluis Ferré, who had been impressed with vocal compositions such as a Salve in four parts written when Jacinto was only six years old. The writing of a Hymn to Toledo won for him a grant to study at the Madrid Conservatory (1914), where he studied violin as well as harmony and composition. After a brief spell supporting himself as a café violinist, he quickly obtained a post as a second violinist in the orchestra of the Teatro de Apolo.

As early as 1919 he began writing music for the theatre, climbing rapidly to fame through a succession of three zarzuelas, La alsaciana (1921), La montería (1922) and Los gavilanes (1923) in one, two and three acts respectively. A series of highly successful works followed, amongst which El huésped del Sevillano (1926); La rosa del azafrán (1930) and La fama del tartanero (1931) are especially noteworthy. Others almost eqaully successful in their day, such as María Sol (1925), Martierra (1928) and El Ama (1933) have faded from the scene.

The composer was also active as a Madrid city councillor, and became President of the Sociedad de Autores Españoles in 1948. Madrid went into mourning after his sudden death whilst undergoing an operation on 15th August 1951; and his last zarzuela El canastillo de fresas - finished by other hands, and featuring a very young Pilar Lorengar - enjoyed a moving triumph later that year.

Guerrero also provided music for a great number of revistas as well as quantities of film music, but his zarzuelas were and are the mainstay of his reputation. His melodies are memorable, his vocal lines fluent and natural, his construction sound. His orchestration is clear, straightforward and effective. Guerrero's music may not be distinctively personal or sophisticated; but his best works live on through a winning combination of immediacy and elegant simplicity, and their continued success is well-merited. The Fundación Jacinto y Inocencio Guerrero, founded in memory of the composer and his brother, remains a proactive force for the promotion of Spanish music new and old, live and recorded.
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Jacinto Guerrero Discography Tracks

Albums

Jacinto Guerrero - Los Gavilanes album art Jacinto Guerrero, José Ramos Martín Jacinto Guerrero, José Ramos Martín - Los Gavilanes (Album) Montilla, Montilla, Montilla US 1953 Sell This Version
Jacinto Guerrero - El Huésped Del Sevillano album art Jacinto Guerrero, Enrique Reoyo, Juan Ignacio Luca De Tena, Dolores Cava, Carlos Munguía, Julita Bermejo, Gerardo Monreal, Indalecio Cisneros Jacinto Guerrero, Enrique Reoyo, Juan Ignacio Luca De Tena, Dolores Cava, Carlos Munguía, Julita Bermejo, Gerardo Monreal, Indalecio Cisneros - El Huésped Del Sevillano (Album) Columbia Spain 1959 Sell This Version
Jacinto Guerrero - El Tambor De Granaderos / La Alsaciana album art Emilio S. Pastor*, Ruperto Chapí / Toñy Rosado - Maria Teresa Berganza* - Gregorio Gil - Carlos Luque*, J. Ramos Martin*, Jacinto Guerrero / Pilar Lorengar - Isabel Ortiz - Manuel Ausensi - Carlos Munguia* - Manuel Tierra, Coros Cantores de Madrid y Gran Orquesta Sinfónica Director: Ataulfo Argenta* Emilio S. Pastor*, Ruperto Chapí / Toñy Rosado - Maria Teresa Berganza* - Gregorio Gil - Carlos Luque*, J. Ramos Martin*, Jacinto Guerrero / Pilar Lorengar - Isabel Ortiz - Manuel Ausensi - Carlos Munguia* - Manuel Tierra, Coros Cantores de Madrid y Gran Orquesta Sinfónica Director: Ataulfo Argenta* - El Tambor De Granaderos / La Alsaciana Alhambra (2), Alhambra (2) Spain 1960 Sell This Version
Jacinto Guerrero - El Huésped Del Sevillano album art Guerrero*, Reoyo*, Luca De Tena*, Luis Sagi Vela*, Lily Berchman, Santiago Ramalle, Teresita Silva Guerrero*, Reoyo*, Luca De Tena*, Luis Sagi Vela*, Lily Berchman, Santiago Ramalle, Teresita Silva - El Huésped Del Sevillano (Album) Montilla, Montilla, Montilla Spain 1960 Sell This Version
Jacinto Guerrero - Los Gavilanes album art José Ramos Martín, Jacinto Guerrero José Ramos Martín, Jacinto Guerrero - Los Gavilanes (Album) Hispavox Spain 1961 Sell This Version
Jacinto Guerrero - La Rosa Del Azafrán album art Romero*, Fernandez Shaw* y Guerrero* / Teresa Berganza, Manuel Ausensi, Julita Bermejo, Gerardo Monreal / Coros Cantores de Madrid, Gran Orquesta Sinfonica* Director: Maestro Tejada Romero*, Fernandez Shaw* y Guerrero* / Teresa Berganza, Manuel Ausensi, Julita Bermejo, Gerardo Monreal / Coros Cantores de Madrid, Gran Orquesta Sinfonica* Director: Maestro Tejada - La Rosa Del Azafrán (Album) Alhambra (2) Spain 1962 Sell This Version
Jacinto Guerrero - Los Gavilanes album art Jacinto Guerrero - José Ramos Martín / Toñy Rosado, Teresa Berganza, Manuel Ausensi, Carlos Munguia* / The Madrid Singers*, Madrid Chamber Orchestra* , Director: Ataulfo Argenta* Jacinto Guerrero - José Ramos Martín / Toñy Rosado, Teresa Berganza, Manuel Ausensi, Carlos Munguia* / The Madrid Singers*, Madrid Chamber Orchestra* , Director: Ataulfo Argenta* - Los Gavilanes (Album) Alhambra (2) UK 1954 Sell This Version
CCL 32020 Jacinto Guerrero - La Fama Del Tartanero album art Julita Bermejo / Dolores Cava, Manuel Ausensi, Carlos Munguía, Gerardo Monreal, Joaquín Portillo, Gran Orquesta Sinfónica, Benito Lauret, Coros Cantores De Madrid, José Perera, Julián Perera, Jacinto Guerrero Julita Bermejo / Dolores Cava, Manuel Ausensi, Carlos Munguía, Gerardo Monreal, Joaquín Portillo, Gran Orquesta Sinfónica, Benito Lauret, Coros Cantores De Madrid, José Perera, Julián Perera, Jacinto Guerrero - La Fama Del Tartanero(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia CCL 32020 Spain 1964 Sell This Version
Jacinto Guerrero - Los Gavilanes album art Jacinto Guerrero Los Gavilanes (Album) Regal Spain 1967 Sell This Version
Jacinto Guerrero - El Huésped Del Sevillano album art Jacinto Guerrero El Huésped Del Sevillano (Album) Regal, Regal Spain 1967 Sell This Version
Jacinto Guerrero - La Rosa Del Azafrán album art Jacinto Guerrero La Rosa Del Azafrán (Album) Regal, Regal Spain 1967 Sell This Version
OLP 037 Jacinto Guerrero La Rosa Del Azafrán(LP, Album) Odeon OLP 037 Venezuela 1967 Sell This Version
Jacinto Guerrero - Los Gavilanes album art Ramos Martín*, Guerrero*, Angeles Gulin, Maria Orán, Julián Molina, Antonio Blancas, Coro De Cámara Del Orfeón Donostiarra, Orquesta Filarmonía de España, Frühbeck De Burgos* Ramos Martín*, Guerrero*, Angeles Gulin, Maria Orán, Julián Molina, Antonio Blancas, Coro De Cámara Del Orfeón Donostiarra, Orquesta Filarmonía de España, Frühbeck De Burgos* - Los Gavilanes (Album) Columbia Spain 1968 Sell This Version
Jacinto Guerrero - El Huésped Del Sevillano album art Jacinto Guerrero, Enrique Reoyo, Juan Ignacio Luca De Tena Jacinto Guerrero, Enrique Reoyo, Juan Ignacio Luca De Tena - El Huésped Del Sevillano (Album) La Voz De Su Amo, Tve Spain 1969 Sell This Version
SCE 953 Jacinto Guerrero - La Canción Del Olvido album art Romero*, Fernández-Shaw*, Guerrero*, Orquesta Filarmonía de España / Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos Romero*, Fernández-Shaw*, Guerrero*, Orquesta Filarmonía de España / Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos - La Canción Del Olvido(LP, Club) Columbia SCE 953 Spain 1970 Sell This Version
LPS-77727 Romero*, Fernandez Shaw*, Guerrero*, Teresa Berganza, Manuel Ausensi, Julita Bermejo, Gerardo Monreal, Coro Cantores De Madrid*, Orquesta Sinfonica*, N. Tejada* Romero*, Fernandez Shaw*, Guerrero*, Teresa Berganza, Manuel Ausensi, Julita Bermejo, Gerardo Monreal, Coro Cantores De Madrid*, Orquesta Sinfonica*, N. Tejada* - La Rosa Del Azafrán(LP, Album) Palacio LPS-77727 Venezuela 1987 Sell This Version
65073 Jacinto Guerrero - Homenaje A Jacinto Guerrero 1895-1995 album art Jacinto Guerrero Homenaje A Jacinto Guerrero 1895-1995(CD) Rtve Música 65073 Spain 1995 Sell This Version
65085 Jacinto Guerrero - Los Gavilanes album art J. Ramos Martin*, Jacinto Guerrero, Orquesta Sinfónica De Rtve, Coro De RTVE, Enrique García Asensio* J. Ramos Martin*, Jacinto Guerrero, Orquesta Sinfónica De Rtve, Coro De RTVE, Enrique García Asensio* - Los Gavilanes(CD, Album) Rtve Música 65085 Spain 1996 Sell This Version
Jacinto Guerrero - La Monteria album art Jacinto Guerrero, José Ramos Martín Jacinto Guerrero, José Ramos Martín - La Monteria (Album) Montilla, Montilla Spain Unknown Sell This Version
MCP 25007 Jacinto Guerrero - La Alsaciana album art Jacinto Guerrero, José Ramos Martín Jacinto Guerrero, José Ramos Martín - La Alsaciana(10", Album) Alhambra (2) MCP 25007 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
70.004 Jacinto Guerrero - La Rosa del Azafran album art Jacinto Guerrero La Rosa del Azafran(LP) Soria Records 70.004 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

D 19176 Jacinto Guerrero - Soy De Madrid / Miniatura album art Jacinto Guerrero Soy De Madrid / Miniatura(Shellac, 10") Columbia D 19176 France 1933 Sell This Version
23-1360 / 23-1361 / 23-1362 / 23-1363 Jacinto Guerrero, José Ramos Martin* Jacinto Guerrero, José Ramos Martin* - Zarzuelas - Los Gavilanes(4xShellac, 10", RE) RCA Victor 23-1360 / 23-1361 / 23-1362 / 23-1363 US Unknown Sell This Version

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