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Fernando (Ferran) Jaumandreu Obradors (1897–1945) was a Spanish composer.

Obradors was taught piano by his mother, but taught himself composition, harmony and counterpoint. He became conductor of the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra, and later taught at Las Palmas Conservatory. Between 1921 and 1941 he wrote four volumes of arrangements of classic Spanish poetry, "Canciones clásicas españolas".

He is best known for the song cycle which is volume one. One of the poems, "La casada infiel", was written by his friend Federico García Lorca. Although he wrote many works for the theatre, none have held their place in the repertoire. His orchestral work "El Poema de la Jungla" is inspired by The Jungle Book stories by Rudyard Kipling. Many of his contemporaries left Spain to find fame in France, but Obradors remained true to his Catalan roots. His first surname is sometimes split into two Catalan names – Jaume Andreu.

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Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Nan Merriman Sings French and Spanish Songs Nan Merriman, Gerald Moore 1
2002 Flying Solo Jens Lindemann 1
2003 Azulão Isabel Bayrakdarian; James Parker 1
2008 The Three-Cornered Hat: Spanish Fantasies Rodrigo, Falla, Granados; Southern Coss Soloists, Slava Grigoryan 1
2010 Habanera Elīna Garanča, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Karel Mark Chichon 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Serenata, Elly Ameling Elly Ameling & Rudolf Jansen 1
1992 Love Songs Arleen Augér, Dalton Baldwin 1

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