Saturday, February 9, 2013

Martin y Soler, Vicente

Vicente Martin y Soler(1754-1806), Spanish composer of opera and ballet, during his own day he was compared favorably with his contemporary, Mozart, as a composer of buffa opera. He has been called the Valencian Mozart. He studied in Bologna, and traveled to Naples, Vienna, St. Petersburg, and London, his operas received great successes. But they are relatively obscure today.

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