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Enrique de MARCHENA birth centennial

13 OCTOBER 1908 Birth of Dominican composer Enrique de MARCHENA in Ciudad Trujillo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. d-Ciudad Trujillo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1988. He studied at the Dominican Republic National University. Graduating in 1929 with a degree of licenciate in law and political sciences. At the same time he studied music at the Liceo Musical of Ciudad Trujillo and piano with Flérida de Nolasco and harmony and composition with Enrique Casal, Chapí and Esteban Peña Morell. He was one of the founders of the Symphonic Society of Ciudad Trujillo. Music critic for Listín Diario and Correspondent for Musical America of New York. President of the Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de la República Dominicana. In 1945 he was appointed general director of the Fine Arts and vice Provost at the University of Ciudad Trujillo.