14th April 1640
26th June 1696
Alonso Xuárez is considered one of the most outstanding Spanish composers in the last third of the XVII century. He studied under the guidance of eminent musicians at the most relevant institutions in the Spanish musical scenery at that time. He was appointed chapel master at the Cuenca and Seville cathedrals and he gained great prestige among his contemporaries. In addition, He excelled as a master having had such brilliant apprentices as the Duron brothers.