Juan García de Zéspedes
Aliases: Juan García de Céspedes
Born: 1619, Mexico
Died: 5 August 1678, Puebla, Mexico
Juan García de Zéspedes was a Mexican composer, singer, and viol player and teacher. As a boy he was a soprano in the choir at Puebla Cathedral in 1630 under Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla. In 1664 he succeeded maestro Gutiérrez de Padilla in an interim capacity. The title maestro became permanent in 1670. Although censured by the cathedral chapter more than once over disagreements as to his duties, he had a long career ended by his paralysis late in life.
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