Heraclio Fernández

Born 1851. Died 1886
Heraclio Fernández
Heraclio Fernández

Heraclio Fernández Biography (Wikipedia)

Heraclio Fernández Noya (1851–1886), was a Venezuelan musician, best known for the composition El Diablo Suelto.

Heraclio Fernández Noya was born in Maracaibo in 1851, but since he was a child he lived in La Guaira, together with his father Manuel María Fernández, from whom he received his first piano lessons. Both in his hometown, and in La Guaira, he taught piano lessons. In Caracas, he founded the newspaper El Zancudo, a weekly whose first issue was published on January 9, 1876. On October 10, 1884, the bi-weekly magazine El Museo appeared on the street. composer of the moment; as well as satirical-humorous musical literary works, which Fernández signed with the pseudonym "El Zancudo".

In the magazine El Museo, on San José's day in 1888, "El diablo suelto" was released, a joropeado waltz composed by Heraclio Fernández, whose score was located and published by "the world's first guitarist", Alirio Díaz Leal and later by José Peñín, editor and director of the Spanish and Hispano-American Music Dictionary and the Encyclopedia of Music in Venezuela. About Heraclio Fernandez and his ability as a pianist was read in the newspaper El Zancudo: "He played the piano with exquisite feeling and composed pieces of living room that lovers of good music kept as a model of rhythms and forms."

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