Antonio Álvarez Alonso

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Antonio Álvarez Alonso


Antonio Álvarez Alonso (11 March 1867, Cartagena, Spain - 22 June 1903, Cartagena) was a Spanish pianist and composer.

Orphaned at a young age, Alonso studied music (along with his brother) at the National School of Music in Madrid. His teachers included Damaso Zabalza and Emilio Arrieta Corera. Alonso was a virtuoso pianist, but began focusing more on composition after graduation, and wrote more than 20 operettas in collaboration with famous lyricists of his time, Tomás Rodríguez Alenza, Eugenio Fernandez Gullón, and Enrique García Álvarez. He moved back to Cartagena in 1897 and resided there until his death in 1903.

He is best known for his pasodoble Suspiros de España.

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