Manuel Gregorio Tavarez

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Birthday
16, 1843
Birthplace
Puerto Rico
Death Date
Jul 1, 1883 (39)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
16, 1843
Birthplace
Puerto Rico
Death Date
Jul 1, 1883 (39)

About

Nineteenth-century classical composer who is best known for his beloved danza (Puerto-Rican waltz-like piece), Margarita. He was dubbed the Chopin of America, for his Danza's, The Sensitive One and Remembrance of Yesteryear.

Before Fame

He received a scholarship to attend the Music Conservatory of Paris when he was just fifteen years old.

Trivia

He is considered by music historians to be the first Puerto Rican Romantic composer. His compositions included danzas, funeral marches, and rhapsodies.

Family Life

His daughter, Elisa Tavarez, had a successful career as a pianist.

Associated With

His work is often compared to that of the renowned Polish-born composer, Frederic Chopin.

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