Òscar Esplà Triay
Alicante , 1886
Madrid , 1976



He began his music education with Juan Latorre. In 1903, he moved to Barcelona to study industrial engineering and philosophy and was admitted to Conservatori Superior del Liceu. He continued his studies with Max Reger in Munich, and with Camille Saint-Saëns in Paris. In 1911 he won the first prize of the composition competition convened by the Vienna National Music Society for Suite levantina (arranged later into Poema de los niños, in 1914). He was professor at several conservatories and member of Unesco International Music Council and the l'Acadèmie des Beaux-Arts de l'Institut de France. Together with the writer Gabriel Miró and the painter Emilio Varela they were a leading group in of Alicante's art scene. Among other genres, his output included opera and chamber music.

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