Peruvian composer whose music was appreciated and performed by musicians all over the world.
He attended the University of San Marcos.
His famous El Condor Pasa was used as the melody for the Simon and Garfunkel ballad El Condor Pasa (If I Could).
He married Cuban pianist Sebastiana Godoy Agostini in 1897. He fathered 10 children with her.
His career paved the way for such internationally beloved Peruvian artists as Lucha Reyes.