Blanco López, Pedro
|Birthname||Pedro Buenaventura Santiago Blanco López|
|born on||14 July 1883 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )|
|Place||León, Spain, 42n36, 5w34|
|Timezone||LMT m5w34 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||21°26' 12°32 Asc. 07°16'|
Spanish composer, pianist, teacher, and music critic who developed an important career as a piano teacher, with many disciples for more than a decade. In addition, he was chosen as a teacher for the newly opened Porto Conservatory of Music, where he taught from 1917 until his death.
Blanco had a relevant contribution to the flourishing cultural life of Porto in the first two decades of the 20th century, in movements such as Renascença portuguesa. A passionate and charismatic artist, he had an undeniable influence on the community that he took advantage of to carry out important social work.
In Porto he developed a close friendship with personalities of the stature of the sculptor António Teixeira Lopes, the cartoonist Leal da Câmara, and the writer Antero de Figueiredo. Likewise, he maintained a fluid correspondence with personalities from the national and international musical and artistic world.
As a writer, Pedro Blanco wrote many articles for newspapers and magazines, mainly in Spanish and Portuguese languages, focused on various fields: music criticism, regenerationism and the defence of the condition of musicians, and dissemination of artistic activities of the close two nations.
He carried out a very important, and until now forgotten, work of cultural exchange between Spain and Portugal, actively contributing to a contemporary cultural Iberianism.
Pedro Blanco died on 1 May 1919 in Porto, Portugal, a victim of the influenza virus. He was 35.
Faustino Rodriguez quotes birth certificate in hand.
- Vocation : Education : Teacher
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist
- Vocation : Writers : Critic