Ruperto Chapí: String Quartets, Volume 2 – Cuarteto Latinoamericano

January 28, 2022, 9:00 am

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Ruperto Chapí won a reputation as a prolific composer of zarzuela (Spanish lyric opera). He wrote more than a hundred, including the one that made Chapí a household name in Spain – La Revoltosa. Towards the end of his life, Chapí became interested in chamber music, and beginning in 1903, he undertook the composition of his four string quartets, works that constitute one of the most important legacies of the Spanish post-romantic era. Once he finished his quartets, Chapí went back to zarzuela, finishing what would be his last opera, Margarita la Tornera, at the beginning of 1909.