Wednesday, July 15, 2015

José Padilla Sánchez 23.5.1989

José Padilla Sánchez, (Almería, 23 May 1889 – Madrid, 25 October 1960), popularly known as Maestro Padilla was a famous Spanish composer and pianist. He was best known for the songs La Violetera and El Relicario, composed for the tonadilla singer Raquel Meller, and the pasodoble song Valencia.

He became famous in France as he composed songs for the Moulin Rouge, like Ça c'est ParisLa Violetera was adapted by Charlie Chaplin for the sound track of City Lights (1931).
The stamp issued to commemorate Jose Padilla’s Birth Centenary depicts Pidilla’s portrait and a score he wrote – Leilah di Padilla, Tango-Serenade.

Thank you Merja.

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