Gaspar Sanz’ birthday
Originally shared by The Cloberth
Baptized on this date in 1640, Spanish composer Gaspar Sanz. Upon acquiring his degree in theology, Sanz traveled to Italy to study music. Here he learned guitar from the leading Italian masters of the time. Sanz wrote three instructive works for guitar, which, when collected together in 1697, went through eight editions. His influence was felt into the 1900s, in pieces by composers such as de Falla, Rodrigo and Warlock.