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José María Usandizaga (Composer)

Born: 31st March 1887, San Sebastián, Spain

Died: 5th October 1915, San Sebastián, Spain

Nationality: Spanish

José María Usandizaga was a Spanish Basque composer.

A native of San Sebastián, Usandizaga began his musical studies in his hometown before moving to the Schola Cantorum in Paris. There, he was a composition pupil of Vincent d'Indy, and he took piano lessons from Gabriel Grovlez. From 1906 he was back in Spain, where he won success with his works for the stage and a number of other pieces. Usandizaga succumbed to tuberculosis in 1915.