Arriaga, The Forgotten Genius. The Short Life of a Basque Composer
by Barbara Rosen.
The biography of a precocious and little-known Basque composer, Juan Crisóstomo Jacobo Antonio Arriaga y Balzola (1806-1826). Born in 1806, Arriaga wrote an octet at age 11, composed his first opera when he was 13, entered the Paris Conservatory at age 15, and published his String Quartets Nos. 1, 2, & 3 when he was 18. He died in 1826 at age 20.
1989, $12.00 (cloth)