b Rio de Janeiro, Sept. 9, 1850; d. there, July 6, 1902.
He studied with Nicolau Ribas in Oporto, Portugal, then was active with a publishing firm and as a conductor in Rio de Janeiro, where he championed the cause of Wagner; was director of the Instituto Nacional de Mu(acute)sica there (1890-1902). He pursued Wagnerian ideas in his theater works.
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th ed., s.v. "Leopoldo Miguez."
Studied in the Paris Conservatory from 1882 to 1894 and, in Europe, was in contact with the musical personalities of the time. Back in Brazil he became a great divulger of the then called "music of the future", mainly preconized by Wagner's followers. Returning to Europe, he visited conservatories in France, Belgium, Germany, and Italy, collecting suggestions for the improvement of music teaching in Brazil.
"Brazilian Music Funarte Music Score Editions". Lopez WA USA: Brazilian Music Enterprises, n.d.
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