Brazilian composer Glauco Velasquez (1884-1914) was the illegitimate son of Portuguese baritone Eduardo Medina Ribas and the Adelina Alambary Luz. She gave birth in Naples and later adopted her own son, concealing his origins. Velasquez was trained in Europe and his style is closer to Paris than to the Rio de Janeiro of his day. He died of tuberculosis even as his own style began to blossom.
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Velasquez: Piano Works
Classical Net Review includes biography noting his illegitimate birth and subsequent adoption by his natural mother, schooling, development of a personal style, and untimely death.
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