Salvador Giner Vidal
Valencia , 18 de gener de 1832
Valencia , 3 de novembre de 1911
Composer, Performer i Teacher


Composer, violinist and pedagogue

He began his music studies under J. Cameno and P. Pérez i Gascón. In 1850 he started to thrive thanks to his Mass in D and by 1855, he was part of multiple chamber music groups. In 1875 he moved to Madrid, where he composed stage music and a Requiem for the funeral of Queen María de las Mercedes (1878). A year later, he returned to Valencia and laid the foundations of Valencian musical nationalism with the symphonic poems Es xopà… hasta la Moma and Una nit d'albaes. In 1882 he obtained the position of professor of composition at the Conservatori de Valencia, a institution he directed from 1894. Some of his students were Serrano, Espí, Penella and Sánchez Torralba. At the request of the later, four lyrical pieces by Giner were performed at the Teatre Principal de València in 1901. The composer took part in the gestation of the Banda Municipal in 1903 and composed the pasodoble L'entrà de la murtra for their inaugural concert. He also collaborated in the early stages of the El Micalet Choir Society and promoted other Valencian musical institutions

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