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Person - Aguilar, Francisco (1897-1947)

Aguilar, Francisco (1897-1947)




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Aguilar, Francisco (1897-1947)Other forms

Fechas de existencia:

Moratalla (Murcia, España)  1897-10-31 - Córdoba (Argentina)  1947-01-16


Spanish lute player, composer, and pharmacist. He was born on October 31 of 1897 in Moratalla (Murcia) and died on January 16 of 1947 in Córdoba (Argentina). Son of Francisco de Paula González Aguilar and Filomena Peñaranda Moreno, his siblings were Juan, José, Ezequiel, Lola and Elisa. He started his musical studies with his father at the age of ten. When he was fifteen, he was a soloist in Germán Lago's Orquesta Mandolinística, with whom he finished his education years later. He graduated in Pharmacy in 1920. He worked in music professionally, abandoning his pharmacist career. He was a member of the Aguilar Quartet as a lute baritone or laudón, as well as being de manager, arranger, and composer of the group. After the disbandment of the group in 1939, he continued working as a musician, formed a duo with the pianist Donato Óscar Inclán, and performed with the singer Conchita Badía. He was part of the theatre play production for "Los cuernos de don Friolera" by Valle-Inclán with the Helena Cortesina-Andrés Mejuto theatre company in 1940 at the Teatro Mayor of Buenos Aires. He wrote some music reviews, composed the soundtrack for "La novia de los forasteros", released in 1942, and published "A orillas de la música" (1944). He worked with Rafael Alberti on "Invitación a un viaje sonoro" (1942), a poetical and musical reading of great success. In 1945, he met Manuel de Falla, to whom he performed a recital at his home in Alta Gracia, alongside Rafael Alberti and other friends. He composed several works, such as "Las doce horas", "Suite gallega", "Rondino", "Escarapela de colores", or "Marcha natal" for the Aguilar Quartet. Moreover, in his soloist phase, he did some arrangements for laudón, among them some numbers from "El amor brujo" by Falla, such as: "Pantomima", "Recitado del pescador", and "Danza ritual del fuego".

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939



Lugar de Residencia:

Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Moratalla (Murcia, España) in 1897-10-31

Lugar de Defunción:

Córdoba (Argentina) in 1947-01-16




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Family relationships :

Aguilar, Elisa (1906-1971)  - Collateral (Es hermano/a de)

Aguilar, Ezequiel (1901-1961)  - Collateral (Es hermano/a de)

Aguilar, José (1899-1967)  - Collateral (Es hermano/a de)

González-Aguilar Peñaranda, Juan (1892-1952)  - Collateral (Es hermano/a de)

Peñaranda, Herminia (1887-1965)  - Collateral (Es primo/a de)

Alberti, Rafael (1902-1999)  ( Colabora con )

Associative relations :

Badía, Conchita (1897-1975)  ( Colabora con )

Cuarteto Aguilar (España)  ( Es miembro de )

Falla, Manuel de (1876-1946)  ( Es colega/ amigo de )

Machinandiarena, Miguel (1899-1975)  ( Colabora con )

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