Vicente Gómez was a well-known
guitarist, composer, arranger, teacher, and business owner. His most notable performance was
Romance de Amor in the 1941 film
Blood and Sand. Gómez 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.
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.
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