Pedro Albeniz Born at Logrono
Pedro Albeniz was born at Logrono, April 14, 1795, died at Madrid, April 12, 1855 ; son of a musician, Mattco Albeniz, and pupil of Heuri Herz and Kalkbrenner ; organist from the age of ten at various towns in Spain, and professor of the pianoforte in the Conservatoire at Madrid. He introduced the modern style of pianoforte playing into Spain, and all the eminent pianists of Spain and South America may be said to have been his pupils. He held various high posts at the court, and in 1847 was appointed secretary to the Queen. His works comprise a method for the pianoforte (Madrid, 1840), adopted by the Conservatoire of Madrid, seventy compositions for the pianoforte, and songs.