Tomás Bretón

Tomás Bretón Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    29th December 1850
  • Died
    2nd December 1923
  • Birthplace
    Salamanca, Spain

Tomás Bretón y Hernández was a Spanish conductor and composer. Bretón gained renown as a result of the success of his zarzuela La verbena de la Paloma, although other were well-received works, included his operas Los amantes de Teruel, based on the eponymous legend, and La Dolores. After his death, his extensive output was a generally forgotten. His career spanned the majority of the musical areas of the period of the Restoration (1875–1923): Conservatorium Director, reputed orchestral conductor, composer of óperas, zarzuelas, symphonic and chamber music.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Guzmán el bueno Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La Dolores Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La verbena de la paloma Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Instruments
String Quartet in D major Quartet String Quartet
En la Alhambra Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Solo Instrument and Piano
4 Morceaux espagnols Trio Chamber group
Piano Trio in E major Trio Chamber group