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Guide to the Vicente Gómez Collection, 1862-1996
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Description
Vicente Gomez was a well-known guitarist, composer, arranger, teacher, and business owner. His most notable performance was playing Romance de Amor in the 1941 film Blood and Sand. Gomez had a successful career performing and writing music as well as starting and maintaining two businesses, La Zambra nightclub in New York and the Academy of Spanish Arts in Los Angeles. The Vicente Gómez Collection documents his music library collection, his original compositions, teaching career, and his days in the U.S. Army. The collection includes scores, photographs, sound recordings, programs, and a trophy, and dates between 1862-1996.
Background
Vicente Gomez was a classical guitarist, composer, arranger, and teacher. He was born in 1911 in Madrid, Spain. He learned to play guitar when he was 8 years old in his father’s tavern. At age twelve, he began training with Quintin Esquembre, who had studied with Francisco Tarrega, at Madrid’s Real Conservatorio. After his first concert in 1924, he was encouraged to start a professional career.
Extent
32.63 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
This collection is open for research use.