Eduardo Rincón García, born in Santander (Cantabria) on October 25, 1924 and currently resident in Torroella de Montgrí, Girona.
Primary studies. The baccalaureate was interrupted at the outbreak of civil war and could not be carried out after being imprisoned for political reasons. At the age of fifteen he made some studies and began his contact with music in the Provincial Prison of Santander under the guidance of maestro Galdona. Once released, he continued his studies as a self-taught musician because he lacked the financial means to carry them out formally.
He received some harmony classes from Don Cándido Alegría, composer and organist of the Cathedral of Santander. In the year 1960 and during his exile in Paris he received advice on counterpoint and orchestration from the French composer Jean Wiener.
He worked, until he was 35 years old, as an electrician; from his second stay in the Criminal Prison of Burgos (sentenced to fifteen years, and served five) he worked as a translator of French and technical editor from 1968 to 1985 in the editorials: Altea, Taurus and Alfaguara. On Radio Nacional de España (la 2) he created eleven programs on the German composer Hans Werner Henze. In the magazine Scherzo has produced musical critiques, studies and interviews with Joaquim Homs, Xavier Benguerel and Xavier Montsalvatge.
He has written fifty studies and musical biographies in CD books. He is a music critic of the International Music Festival of Torroella de Montgrí since 1992.
Taken from eduardorincon.org