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Famous Composers from Spain

Updated October 13, 2018 7.9k views58 items

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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  • 1
    Alberto Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Composers from Spain

    BirthplaceDonostia / San Sebastián, Spain

    Alberto Iglesias Fernández-Berridi (born 21 October 1955, in San Sebastián) is a Spanish... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Alejandro Amenábar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Composers from Spain

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    Alejandro Fernando Amenábar Cantos (born March 31, 1972) is a Spanish-Chilean film director,... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Alonso Mudarra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Composers from Spain

    Alonso Mudarra

    Dec. at 70 (1510-1580)

    BirthplacePalencia, Spain

    Alonso Mudarra (c. 1510 – April 1, 1580) was a Spanish composer of the Renaissance, and also... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Amadeo Vives is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Composers from Spain

    Amadeo Vives

    Dec. at 61 (1871-1932)

    BirthplaceCollbató, Spain

    Amadeu Vives i Roig (Catalan pronunciation: [əməˈðew ˈβiβəz i ˈrɔtʃ]; 18 November 1871 – 2... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Antoni Lliteres Carrió is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Composers from Spain

    Antoni Lliteres Carrió

    Dec. at 74 (1673-1747)

    BirthplaceArtà, Spain

    Antoni de Literes (18 June 1673 Majorca – 18 January 1747 Madrid), also known as Antonio de... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Antonio Soler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Composers from Spain

    Antonio Soler

    Dec. at 54 (1729-1783)

    BirthplaceOlot, Spain

    Antonio Francisco Javier José Soler Ramos, usually known as Padre ('Father', in the religious... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Arturo Vaquero is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Composers from Spain

    BirthplaceSanturtzi, Spain

    Arturo Vaquero is a film score composer, musician and composer.
  • 8
    Camilo Sesto is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Composers from Spain

    BirthplaceAlcoy, Spain, Spain

    Camilo Blanes Cortés (born 16 September 1946), known professionally as Camilo Sesto, is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Carlos Surinach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Composers from Spain

    Carlos Surinach

    Dec. at 82 (1915-1997)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Carlos Surinach (or Carles Suriñach) i Wrokona (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈkaɾləs suɾiˈɲak];... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Cristóbal de Morales is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Composers from Spain

    Cristóbal de Morales

    Dec. at 53 (1500-1553)

    BirthplaceSeville, Spain

    Cristóbal de Morales (c. 1500 – between 4 September and 7 October 1553) was a Spanish composer... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Cristóbal Halffter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Composers from Spain

    Cristóbal Halffter

    Age: 90

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    Cristóbal Halffter Jiménez-Encina (born 24 March 1930) is a Spanish classical composer. He is... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Daniel Barenboim is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Composers from Spain

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Greater Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Daniel Barenboim, KBE (German: [ˈbaːʁənbɔʏm]; Hebrew: דניאל בארנבוים‎; born 15 November 1942)... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Enrique Granados is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Composers from Spain

    Enrique Granados

    Dec. at 49 (1867-1916)

    BirthplaceLleida, Spain

    Enrique Granados Campiña (27 July 1867 – 24 March 1916) was a Spanish pianist and composer of... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Federico Mompou is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Composers from Spain

    Federico Mompou

    Dec. at 94 (1893-1987)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Frederic Mompou Dencausse (Catalan: [fɾəðəˈɾiɡ mumˈpow]; alternatively Federico Mompou; 16... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Felipe Pedrell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Composers from Spain

    Felipe Pedrell

    Dec. at 81 (1841-1922)

    BirthplaceTortosa, Spain

    Felip Pedrell Sabaté (Spanish: Felipe) (19 February 1841 – 19 August 1922) was a Spanish... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Fernando Sor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Composers from Spain

    Fernando Sor

    Dec. at 61 (1778-1839)

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Fernando Sor (baptized 14 February 1778 – died 10 July 1839) was a Spanish classical guitarist... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Francis Amat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Composers from Spain

    Francis Amat

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Francis Amat is a film score composer.
  • 18
    Francisco Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Composers from Spain

    Francisco Guerrero

    Dec. at 71 (1528-1599)

    BirthplaceSeville, Spain

    Francisco Guerrero (October 4 (?), 1528 – November 8, 1599) was a Spanish Catholic priest and... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Francisco Tárrega is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Composers from Spain

    Francisco Tárrega

    Dec. at 57 (1852-1909)

    BirthplaceVillarreal, Spain

    Francisco de Asís Tárrega y Eixea (21 November 1852 – 15 December 1909) was a Spanish composer... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Gerard Pastor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Composers from Spain

    Gerard Pastor

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Gerard Pastor is a composer.
  • 21
    Isaac Albéniz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Composers from Spain

    Isaac Albéniz

    Dec. at 49 (1860-1909)

    BirthplaceCamprodon, Spain

    Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz y Pascual (Spanish pronunciation: [iˈsak alˈβeniθ]; 29 May 1860... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Javier Navarrete is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Composers from Spain

    BirthplaceTeruel, Spain

    Javier Navarrete (born May 9,1956) is a Spanish composer of film scores. His most famous... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Joan Valent is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Composers from Spain

    BirthplacePalma, Majorca, Spain

    Joan Valent is a film score composer.
  • 24
    Joaquín Rodrigo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Composers from Spain

    Joaquín Rodrigo

    Dec. at 98 (1901-1999)

    BirthplaceSagunto, Spain

    Joaquín Rodrigo Vidre, 1st Marquis of the Gardens of Aranjuez (Spanish: [xoaˈkin roˈðɾiɣo]; 22... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Joaquín Turina is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Composers from Spain

    Joaquín Turina

    Dec. at 67 (1882-1949)

    BirthplaceSeville, Spain

    Joaquín Turina Pérez (9 December 1882 – 14 January 1949) was a Spanish composer of classical... more on Wikipedia
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