Conrado del Campo

Intro Spanish musician
A.K.A. Conrado del Campo y Zabaleta
Was Musician Composer Conductor Music educator Professor Educator
From Spain
Type Academia Music
Gender male
Birth 28 October 1900, Madrid, Spain
Death 17 March 1953, Madrid, Spain (aged 52 years)
Star sign Scorpio
Genre:
Opera
Zarzuela
Instruments:
Violin

Conrado del Campo y Zabaleta (28 October 1878 – 17 March 1953) was a Spanish composer, violinist and professor at the Real Conservatorio de Música in Madrid, was the principal conductor of the Madrid Symphony Orchestra. He was made professor at the Madrid Conservatory in 1915, where he was an especially influential teacher. His works were played in the Theatre Real of Madrid for José María Alvira. His opera Lola la Piconera made its debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, December 12, 1952. He was a major figure in the conservative musical climate of Franco's Spain, writing in a Late Romantic style. Since his death his music has fallen into comparative oblivion. He was born in Madrid, which is also where he died. Among his pupils were Salvador Bacarisse, Julián Bautista, and Fernando Remacha. See: List of music students by teacher: C to F#Conrado del Campo.

Selected works

Symphonic works

Del Campo's characteristic symphonic music takes the form of evocative tone poems. Bocetos castellanos Granada, a symphonic poem (1913) Obertura madrileña, a concert overture (1920) Evocación y nostalgia de los molinos de viento Evocación en Castilla Tríptico castellano El viento de Castilla Poema de los loores de María, Symphonic Poem for solo viola and orchestra (1944)

Concertante Works

Fantasía castellana for piano and orchestra (1939) Suite for viola and small orchestra (1940)

Instrumental works

León Danza del Bufón (based on a poem by Castilla) Pequeña pieza for viola and piano, Op. 6 (1906) Romanza in F major for viola and piano, Op. 5 (1901)

Chamber music

Quartet "Cuarteto castellano" Cuarteto en La Mayor "Carlos III"

Zarzuelas

Aires de la Sierra El burlador de Toledo

Choral works

Castilla El viento de Fuensaldaña Seis canciones Castellanas ("Six Castilian songs")

Sources

Antonio Iglesias, Monografia Nº 4: Conrado del Campo, Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid (in Spanish). Accessed 28 October 2008.

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