José Bernardo Alzedo

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.