José María Ventura Casas

1817 - 1875

José María Ventura Casas

José María Ventura Casas (Catalan: Josep Maria Ventura i Casas, Alcalá la Real (Jaén), 1817 – Figueres (Catalonia), 1875), popularly known by Catalans as Pep Ventura, was a Spanish musician and composer who consolidated the long sardana and reformed the cobla, adding instruments to give it its current formation. He is considered the father of the modern Sardana by the profound transformation that he printed to these compositions, based on giving it greater musical extension, in the inclusion of new instruments, especially the tenora (instrument creation of Andreu Turon) from 1849 and its arrangement in the cobla, which will imitate another musical formations of this type. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of José María Ventura Casas has received more than 3,688 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 821st most popular musician.

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Among musicians, José María Ventura Casas ranks 824 out of 2,258Before him are Herbert Grönemeyer, Smokey Robinson, Teddy Wilson, Ray Davies, Mieczysław Horszowski, and Benny Carter. After him are Woody Herman, Gerry Rafferty, Zakk Wylde, Pinchas Zukerman, Zoot Sims, and Noel Redding.

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Among people born in 1817, José María Ventura Casas ranks 44Before him are Adolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe, Joseph Poelaert, Richard Dadd, Francesco de Sanctis, Jozef Miloslav Hurban, and Debendranath Tagore. After him are Florian Ceynowa, Hippolyte Mège-Mouriès, Branwell Brontë, Alexandros Koumoundouros, Gustav Karl Wilhelm Hermann Karsten, and Braxton Bragg. Among people deceased in 1875, José María Ventura Casas ranks 50Before him are Charles Grandison Finney, Carl Jakob Sundevall, Prosper Guéranger, Richard Christopher Carrington, Atanasio Aguirre, and Princess Alexandra of Bavaria. After him are John Gardner Wilkinson, Leopold III, Prince of Lippe, Mikhail Pogodin, George Pickett, Henry Kellett, and Ivan Kuratov.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, José María Ventura Casas ranks 901 out of 1,895Before him are Joaquín Sabina (1949), Álvaro de Saavedra Cerón (1500), Joaquín Caparrós (1955), Víctor Balaguer i Cirera (1824), Manuel Machado (1874), and Fernando Savater (1947). After him are Gregorio Fernández (null), Luis Arconada (1954), Fernando de Herrera (null), Bojan Krkić (1990), Josep Escolà (1914), and Ignacio Ramonet (1943).

Among MUSICIANS In Spain

Among musicians born in Spain, José María Ventura Casas ranks 12Before him are Fernando Sor (1778), Narciso Yepes (1927), Dionisio Aguado y García (1784), Alicia de Larrocha (1923), Joan Manuel Serrat (1943), and Paco Ibáñez (1934). After him are Pepe Romero (null), DJ Sammy (1969), Hevia (1967), Carlos Núñez Muñoz (1971), Pablo Alborán (1989), and Ailyn (1982).

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