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16141685
a Spanish composer and harpist. Hidalgo was born and died in Madrid. In either 1630 or 1631 he became a harpist at the Spanish royal chapel where he was responsible for the accompaniment of both sacred and secular music. Around 1645 he began to serve as leader of the court's chamber musicians and chief composer of villancicos, chamber songs, and music for the theatre. Hidalgo became the most influential composer of his time in the Hispanic world. He dominated secular and theatrical music at the Spanish court until his death.
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