Nineteenth-century traditional composer who’s most widely known for his favorite danza (Puerto-Rican waltz-like piece), Margarita. He was dubbed the Chopin of America, for his Danza’s, The Private One and Remembrance of Yesteryear. He received a scholarship or grant to wait the Music Conservatory of Paris when he was simply fifteen years of age. He is regarded by music historians to end up being the initial Puerto Rican Intimate composer. His compositions included danzas, funeral marches, and rhapsodies. His little girl, Elisa Tavarez, acquired a successful profession being a pianist. His function is often in comparison to that of the renowned Polish-born composer, Frederic Chopin.