Manuel Maria Ponce (Composer)
Born: 8th December 1882, Fresnillo, Mexico
Died: 24th April 1948, Mexico City, Mexico
Manuel María Ponce Cuéllar was a Mexican composer active in the 20th century. His work as a composer, music educator and scholar of Mexican music connected the concert scene with a mostly forgotten tradition of popular song and Mexican folklore. Many of his compositions are strongly influenced by the harmonies and form of traditional songs.