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Turina (Pérez), Joaquínlocked

  • Carlos Gómez Amat

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(b Seville, Dec 9, 1882; d Madrid, Jan 14, 1949). Spanish composer.

He was the son of a painter of Italian descent. Music played a large part in his life from his early childhood, and although in deference to his family's wishes he began to study medicine, he soon abandoned everything that interfered with music, for which he showed a strong aptitude. His serious study began with piano lessons from Enrique Rodríguez and composition lessons from Evaristo García Torres, choirmaster of Seville Cathedral....

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