Eduard López-Chávarri Marco
Valencia , 29 de gener de 1871
Valencia , 28 d'octubre de 1970
Composer, Performer, Musicologist i Teacher


Composer, musicologist, pedagogue and conductor

Doctor in law, he was self-taught at the start of his career. He studied later with Francesc Antich in Valencia with Pedrell in Barcelona. He completed his studies in Germany, with Salomon Jadassohn, and also in France and Italy. Although he was a lawyer for some years, in 1908 he decided to devote himself exclusively to music. He not only was a music critic for Las Provincias (Valencia) from 1898 but he was also war journalist in the 1920s. Furthermore, he published numerous books such as El anillo del nibelungo (1902) and biographies of Beethoven and C. Franck, among others. He took part in the most renowned artistic circles of Valencia. From 1910, he was professor of Aesthetics and Music History at the Conservatori Superior de Música of Valencia. His output has a nationalist aesthetics and Impressionist influences, such as can been seen in Acuarelas valencianas (1910). He studied Valencian folklore and worked in the Obra del Cançoner Popular de Catalunya.

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