Manuel Ponce

Born: 8th December 1882

Died: 24th April 1948

Birthplace: Fresnillo, Zacatecas, 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 usually forgotten tradition of popular song and Mexican folklore. Many of his compositions are strongly influenced by the harmonies and form of traditional songs.

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