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List of notable or famous composers from Spain, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Spain and even some popular composers who immigrated to Spain. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Spanish composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from Spain is included when available.

People here include everything from Alejandro Amenábar to Fernando Sor.

This historic composers from Spain list can help answer the questions "Who are some Spanish composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from Spain?" These prominent composers of Spain may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Spanish composers.

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Alberto Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Composers from Spain
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Alberto Iglesias Fernández-Berridi is a Spanish composer. He has written the music for several Spanish films, mostly from Pedro Almodóvar and Julio Medem. He has been nominated for an Academy Award for his work in the films The Constant Gardener, The Kite Runner and again for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. His other film credits include soundtracks for Steven Soderbergh's Che. and Hossein Amini's The Two Faces of January. ...more

Age: 63

Birthplace: Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain

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Alejandro Amenábar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Composers from Spain
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Alejandro Fernando Amenábar Cantos, commonly known as Alejandro Amenábar, is a Spanish writer, composer and director. Among other honors, he has won an Academy Award, 8 Goyas and one European Film Award. He has written the screenplays to all six of his movies and composed almost all of the soundtracks. ...more

Age: 46

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

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Alonso Mudarra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Composers from Spain
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Alonso Mudarra was a Spanish composer and vihuelist of the Renaissance. He was an innovative composer of instrumental music as well as songs, and was the composer of the earliest surviving music for the guitar. ...more

Age: Died at 70 (1510-1580)

Birthplace: Palencia, Spain

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Amadeo Vives is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Composers from Spain
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Amadeu Vives i Roig was a Spanish musical composer, creator of over a hundred stage works. He is best known for Doña Francisquita, which Christopher Webber has praised for its "easy lyricism, fluent orchestration and colourful evocation of 19th Century Madrid—not to mention its memorable vocal and choral writing" characterizes as "without doubt the best known and loved of all his works, one of the few zarzuelas which has 'travelled' abroad" . The personal papers of Amadeu Vives are preserved in the Biblioteca de Catalunya. ...more

Age: Died at 61 (1871-1932)

Birthplace: Collbató, Spain

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