Antonio Romero

Antonio Romero (1815-1886)
cover 1872

Contents

History

Antonio Romero y Andia (1815-1886), a distinguished clarinettist and inventor, founded his company in 1856. It was very active for the rest of the 19th century, publishing popular pieces for piano and guitar, educational works such as his own Método completo de clarinete as well as many works by Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909). Growth was steady so that by 1872 there were over than 2600 items in the catalogue. Romero also ran a concert hall, the Salon Romero, from 1884 to 1896. In 1898 the firm was bought by Casa Dotesio, which after several more acquisitions became, in 1914, Unión Musical Española, remaining Spain 's major music publisher for the rest of the 20th century.

Editions

Imprints, Addresses, Agencies

Imprints

  • Antonio Romero
  • Almagro y Cª. (later prints?)

Addresses

  • Madrid

Plate Numbers

Monasterio's plate numbers

Some works by Jesús de Monasterio have composition years instead of plate numbers. Their presumable dating (from BDH) does not seem to be right.

Plate Composer Work Year
55 Monasterio Adiós a la Alhambra 1872
57 Monasterio Acuérdate de mí 1872
60 Monasterio El cautivo 1872
61 Monasterio L'échange 1872
61 Monasterio Tristeza 1872
63 Monasterio Salve a 2 voces 1872
67 Monasterio Le chrétien mourant 1872
67 Monasterio Fiebre de amor
M Monasterio Sierra Morena 1883

Regular plate numbers: A.R. ####, A. y Cª. ####, ####

Plate Composer Work Year
1544-45 Marqués Perla (vocal score, Nos.4 & 1) 1871
1573 Daddi Recuerdo de Madrid 1872
2363 Gaztambide Divertimento sacado de 'Lucia di Lammermoor' 1872
3527 Monasterio Estudio de concierto 1873
2704 Salas Los toros del puerto 1873
2777 Zabalza María-Concha, Op.58
4023 Zabalza Gran cotillon
5633 Marqués Polonesa de concierto No.1 (piano arr. by Hurtado) 1880
5950 Daddi Venez à lui 1880
6943 Bretón Marcha fúnebre (arr. for piano 4-hands) 1886
7036-41 Bretón 6 Poesías de Bécquer 1887
7104 Bretón Las golondrinas 1888
7105 Bretón Scherzo 1888
7176 Bretón En la Alhambra (piano arr)
7374-77 Bretón Escenas andaluzas (piano arr) 1896
7548 Bretón La Dolores (jota arr. for piano) 1895
7881 Bretón Désir 1898
8368 Bretón Parce mihi Domine 1898
8748 Bretón La estudiantina de Granada 1896

Authority Control

Sources Consulted