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FERNANDEZ ARBOS (1863- )

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 339 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FERNANDEZ ARBOS (1863- ), Spanish violinist and composer, was born in Madrid, and trained at the conservatoire there, and later at Brussels and at Berlin under Joachim. He became a professor at Hamburg and then at Madrid, becoming famous meanwhile as one of the finest violinists of the day; and after visiting England in 1890 and establishing his reputation there, he became professor at the Royal College of Music in London. As a composer he is best known by his violin pieces, and by a comic opera, El Centro de la Tierra (1895).
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