Centre for the Study of Hispanic Exile



Significant Events

1922 Julián Bautista
Awarded the Premio Nacional de Música for his String Quartet no. 1, Op. 6
1926 Julián Bautista
Again awarded the Premio Nacional de Música for his String Quartet no. 2, Op. 8
1928 Rafael Giménez Siles
Founds the Cenit publishing house.
1930–1931 Rafael Giménez Siles
Co-founds the political journal Nueva España with Joaquín Arderius.
1930–1937 Antonio [Antonio Ruiz Soler]
Carried on his training under Otero, Pericet and Frasquillo, and toured Spain together with Rosario. They were known as Los Chavalillos Sevillanos
1932 Lecuona Casado, Ernesto
Spanish tour with Miguel de Grandy and Maruja González
1936–1939 Arturo Serrano Plaja
Serves as a soldier. Publishes his verses in Hora de España.
1937 Roberto Gerhard
Appointed to the Central Music Council of the Republican government
24 Jun 1937 Julián Bautista
The Ministerio de Instrucción Pública y Sanidad created the Consejo Central de la Música, appointing Bautista as one of its members
1944–1946 Jesús Izcaray
Arrives illegaly to Spain where he spends two years as one of the leaders of the clandestine Communist Party.
1950–1952 Antonio [Antonio Ruiz Soler]
Participated in the film Niebla y sol, for which Antonio created the choreography El hombre y las estrellas. Antonio created new choreographies on Spanish composers such as Albéniz, Turina, Falla, Joaquin Malats, Ruperto Chapí and Cristóbal Halffter. He contributed further choreographies to the 'Escuela bolera' repertoire.
1958 Juan Ramón Jiménez
Dies in Puerto Rico. His remains are taken to Spain for burial.
1960 Agustín Gómez Arcos
Theatrical début with Elecciones generales, performed at the First Festival Nacional de Teatro Nuevo, where it was awarded a prize.
1963 Rodolfo Halffter
Returned periodically to Spain to teach music courses in Granada and Santiago de Compostela, and to participate in music festivals such as Cuenca and Madrid
1963 Rodolfo Halffter
The Spanish Ministry of Tourism organised a concert devoted to his works, together with that of Ernesto (his brother) and Cristóbal (his nephew), both prominent composers in Spain
1964–1963 Antonio [Antonio Ruiz Soler]
Participated in the organisation of the festivals sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Information and Tourism. During this period, he created new coreographies, including Concierto andaluz to music by Joaquín Rodrigo, and 'Danza primera' from Falla's La vida breve
1964 Ramón J. Sender
The Spanish censors begin to allow the publication of some of his works.
1964 Juan Miguel de Mora
Travels illegally to Spain as correspondent for Siempre!. Participates in the clandestine opposition to Franco, with the support of the Partido Nacionalista Vasco and the Basque government in exile. The result of this was his controversial book, Misión de prensa en España.
1964 Alejandro Casona
El caballero de las espuelas de oro performed in Spain.
1970 Josep Carner
Returns to Spain for the first time since the civil war, just a few weeks before his death.
1973 Rodolfo Halffter
Encomienda de la Orden Civil de Alfonso X el Sabio
29 May–12 Jun 1974 Ramón J. Sender
Returns to Spain, for the first time since going into exile, with José Luis Castillo-Puche and Luz C. de Watts. He gives lectures in Barcelona and Madrid, travels to Aragon, and takes part in the Feria del Libro.
1980–1983 Antonio [Antonio Ruiz Soler]
Appointed director of the Spanish National Ballet, thus succeeding Antonio Gades
1981 Pedro Salinas
Various performances of Salinas' plays in Spain and Puerto Rico, in commemoration of the centenary of the playwright's birth.
1982 Rodolfo Halffter
Gran Cruz del Mérito Civil, awarded by king Juan Carlos I
1986 Rodolfo Halffter
Awarded the National Music Prize
1994 Agustín Gómez Arcos
Finalist for the Premio Nacional de Literatura Dramática with Los gatos.
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