Frederico Moreno Torroba


Frederico Moreno Torroba was born in Madrid on the 3rd march, 1891. As a child, he will be drenched in flamenco and Andalusian rhythms, pulsating all around him. Young Federico also follows assiduously zazuela performances, which will have an everlasting effect on his mind and feelings. His musical gifts show so early that his parents do not hesitate: he will start at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid with the reputed Conrado del Campo. The Sonatina, written at the beginning of the century, is dedicated, as can be expected, to Andrès Segovia. Built on a perfectly classical structure inherited from Mozart and Beethoven, this beautiful work in three movements has, since its first performance, been a favorite of concertgoers and guitarists alike.