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Jose Angel Montero

Jose Angel Montero was a Venezuelan opera composer, a contemporary of the Brazilian Carlos Gomes. As maestro di capilla at the cathedral of Caracas wrote religious music; also composed a number of zarzuelas and, in 1873, the opera Virginia, to an Italian-language libretto.

Montero was son and disciple of Jose Maria Montero, his knowledge of composition extended through the study by his own account of contemporary European works and treaties of composition, dominated the execution of several wind and string instruments, specially the flute. From 1869, Jose Angel Montero directed the Martial Band of Caracas. Also was the composer of ...

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