- Robert Stevenson
(b S Juan de las Abadesas, nr Ripoll, Sept 8, 1824; d Bayside, NY, July 18, 1908). Catalan composer . He was a choirboy at Barcelona Cathedral from 1833 to 1840 and later studied briefly in Italy with Mercadante. On returning to Catalonia, he conducted local orchestras at Sabadel and Tarrasa and composed church music and dance music until becoming a military reservist in ...