Antoni Nogués i TorrasVilafranca del Penedès 1820 - Barcelona 1882
Born in Vilafranca del Penedès, he began his musical studies in the Convent dels Trinitaris, and then in Barcelona with Francesc Rodríguez. He was hired as a pianist in the Cafè Nou in Barcelona, one if the most famous places in Barcelona, and there he obtained great popularity until his death. He wrote music for piano, which was very appreciated in Spain and Europe, specially in Paris. Some of the most famous works by Nogués are Caprice in the Spanish genre and Fantasy upon motives from The Jew by Halévy.