Juan Bautista Espínola Reyes
Espínola took lessons in clarinet and solfège from Francisco Soñé . He then played the clarinet in the Banda de Música of the capital and in 1907 became second clarinetist in the orchestra of Rafael Morfa . In 1908 the Cuban Manuel Pueyo brought him to his Unión Artística orchestra . From 1913 to 1915 he was a member of the army.
Around 1920 he became known as an interpreter and composer of Criollas, Danzas , Marchas and especially Merengues . He founded the orquestra tipica Lira Vegana , with which he performed his own compositions such as Pepe Virita , Yamí and El clarinete brujo and the Merengues Terapéutica , Mi entusiasmo and Burende adentro . When Victor Records released recordings of agrarontes lot and Rubén . Espínola composed a total of more than 500 pieces.
- El Tren de Yaguaramas - Juan Bautista Espínola Reyes
- Peter Manuel: Creolizing contradance in the Caribbean , Temple University Press 2009, ISBN 978-1-59213-734-3 , pp. 179-180.
|SURNAME||Espínola Reyes, Juan Bautista|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Dominican musician and composer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 24, 1894|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||La Vega|
|DATE OF DEATH||September 29, 1923|
|Place of death||La Vega|