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Federico Moreno Torroba
Suite Castellana. At once elegant and strong, the history and culture display the beauty of Spain. Torroba met the legendary guitarist Andres Segovia in , and Segovia convinced him to write for the guitar. Torroba rejected 20th-century avant-garde ideas in favor of tonal concert music that combines folk elements from Spain with the structure of classical music. His skill is shown in his ability to craft beautiful, lyrical melodies in the slow movements in addition to writing faster, rhythmic music that is undeniably Spanish. It was premiered by Segovia in and recorded in
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He is especially remembered for his important contributions to the classical guitar repertoire, becoming one of the leading twentieth-century composers for the instrument. His zarzuela, Luisa Fernanda , has proved to be enduringly popular. Moreno Torroba also ran his own zarzuela company, which toured extensively, especially in Latin America. Over the course of his long career, Moreno Torroba composed many works, both in traditional Spanish forms and for the concert hall. He is often associated with the zarzuela , a traditional Spanish musical form. He achieved his greatest success in the s with the zarzuelas Luisa Fernanda and La Chulapona Directing several opera companies, Moreno Torroba helped introduce the zarzuela to international audiences.