Jose Manuel Jiminez Berroa

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Birthday
7, 1851
Birthplace
Cuba
DEATH DATE
Jan 15, 1917 (65)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
7, 1851
Birthplace
Cuba
DEATH DATE
Jan 15, 1917 (65)

About

Along with his family, he founded one of the first all-black ensembles Das Negertrio. He was more popular in Europe than in his native land.

Before Fame

He was a student at the Leipzig Conservatory under Carl Reinecke and Ignaz Moscheles.

Trivia

He became the first Cuban composer who worked with the Lied form.

Family Life

His father was violinist Jose Julian Jiménez, who, along with his aunt musician-composer Catalina Berroa, taught the boy music as a child.

Associated With

He and Franz Liszt became friends while he was involved in the Weimar court.