Manuel Quiroga Espagne Manuel Quiroga (15 April 1892 – 19 April 1961) was a noted Galician violinist of the early 20th Century, whose career was cut short by a traffic accident in New York in 1937. He was repeatedly billed by music critics as "the finest successor of Pablo de Sarasate', and he is sometimes referred to as 'Sarasate's spiritual heir'. Enrique Granados, Eugène Ysaÿe and other composers dedicated compositions to him. The greatest violinists of the time – Ysaÿe, Fritz Kreisler, George Enescu, Mischa Elman and Jascha Heifetz – as well as composers such as Igor Stravinsky and Jean Sibelius, held Quiroga's artistry in great regard. Guilhermina Suggia, the Portuguese cellist (and one-time companion of Pablo Casals), described his playing of Tartini's Devil's Trill Sonata as 'marvellous and flawless'.
Quiroga was also a composer of two violin concertos, sets of variations, studies and smaller violin pieces, and cadenzas to major concertos from the core repertoire. He was the first to extensively use Galician nationalistic folklore as the basis of classical music compositions, and he was also a respected caricaturist and portraitist in oil and charcoal.
Quiroga has not had the ongoing recognition outside his native land that he perhaps deserves. His career was halted prematurely, before he had made a significant body of recordings, and shortly after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. Nevertheless, his legacy has been preserved in Galicia, and is being brought back to international attention. (Hide extended text) ... (Read all) Source : Wikipedia