Arriaga y Balzzola, Juan Crisostomo Jacobo Antonio d'


A remarkably gifted Spanish violinist and composer, who, dying at the age of nineteen, left behind works of great promise. He was born at Bilbao, wrote a Spanish opera when but a child, and at the age of fifteen was sent to the Paris Conservatory to study violin and harmony. There he was a pupil of Baillot and Fetis. Grove states that in two years he became a learned contrapuntist. He was the author of an overture, a symphony, three string quartets, and much other unpublished work. He died at Marseilles of a decline in the winter of 1825.