José Bernardo Alzedo

Born: 20th August 1788

Died: 28th December 1878

Birthplace: Lima, Peru

José Bernardo Alcedo was the most important Peruvian composer of the nineteenth century. He studied music at the Convento de San Agustín and, at 18 years of age, composed the Misa en Re Mayor (Mass in D Major). In 1806 he was dominican friar, but his behaviour in this religious Order was relaxed.

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