ARBOS, FERNANDEZ (1863- ), Spanish violinist and
composer, was born in Madrid, and trained at the conservatoire
there, and later at Brussels and at Berlin under Joachim. He
became a professor at Hamburg and then at Madrid, becoming
famous meanwhile as one of the finest violinists of the day; and
after visiting England in 1890 and establishing his reputation
there, he became professor at the Royal College of Music in
London. As a composer he is best known by his violin pieces,
and by a comic opera, El Centro de la Tierra (1895).
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