Manuel Quiroga  (Symposium 1131)
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Manuel Quiroga  (Symposium 1131)
S0028. MANUEL QUIROGA: Recital of Albéniz, Falla, Kreisler, Sarasate, Tartini, Bazzini. Wieniawski, Drdla, Hubay, Schumann, Quiroga, etc.. (England) Symposium 1131, recorded 1912-29. Very long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 760411131020


"Manuel Quiroga Losada (15 April 1892 – 19 April 1961) gave his first violin recital on 12 July 1903. In 1904, he entered the Royal Conservatory of Madrid, where he studied with José del Hierro. In 1909, he gained admission to a course of advanced study with Jules Boucherit in the Conservatory in Paris. In Paris, he enjoyed the friendship of Manuel de Falla, Joaquín Turina, Pablo Casals and Darius Milhaud. He was described by music critics as ‘the finest successor of Pablo de Sarasate’ and he is sometimes referred to as ‘Sarasate's spiritual heir’. Enrique Granados, Eugène Ysaÿe (whose sixth Solo Sonata is dedicated to Quiroga) and other composers dedicated compositions to him. Violinists Ysaÿe, Fritz Kreisler, George Enescu, Mischa Elman and Jascha Heifetz, as well as composers such as Igor Stravinsky and Jean Sibelius, held Quiroga's artistry in great regard. Portuguese cellist Guilhermina Suggia described his playing of Tartini's Devil's Trill Sonata a ‘marvellous and flawless’. His brilliant career was ended by a traffic accident in New York (1937), which paralyzed his arm. As a composer, he wrote dozens of short pieces for the violin, and cadenzas for many great classical concertos. He was the first to extensively use Galician nationalistic folklore as the basis of classical music compositions and he was also a caricaturist and portraitist in oil and charcoal.

In 1937, Quiroga was involved in a traffic accident in New York City, which left him with a paralysed arm and ended his playing career.”

- Ministry of Culture and Sport