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Antonio Rodríguez Ferrer (La Habana 1864 - 1935)

Composer and band conductor. Habana, August 23rd, 1864 – October 22nd, 1935. He started to write music since his adolescence. When the Iondependence War ended he entered conductig the band Cuba Libre, which came before mambí troops entered in Guanabacoa, playing La Bayamesa, hymn which will become the National Anthem of Cuba, to which he added its introduction.

He was also professor and conducted choirs. He produced music for bands and, besides, two symphonic works: Preludio temático and Fantasía, and a series of Danzas Cubanas for piano.