Blanco López, Pedro

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Blanco López, Pedro Gender: M
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)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodriguez
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 21°26' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 12°32 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Faustino Rodriguez quotes birth certificate in hand.


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic