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Rodolfo Campodonico
Birth: Dec. 8, 1864
Ures
Sonora, Mexico
Death: Jan. 7, 1926
Douglas
Cochise County
Arizona, USA

COMPOSER
Son of an Italian immigrant, who played several instruments, and was at one time himself quite popular. Rodolfo, began playing musical instruments at an early age, and around the age of 11 began composing music. He eventually became director of the state band of Sonora, Mexico. During the time of the Mexican Revolution he was imprisoned and faced execution, because he refused to stop playing certain pieces of his music deemed too political. His piece "Club Verde", of 1901, became a political statement, and also became known as the unofficial anthem of the State of Sonora. He escaped to the U.S., living out his remaining years in Tucson and Douglas, Arizona, teaching music. He composed at least 250 pieces of music, mostly waltzes. He was often called the Strauss of Mexico because of his many waltzes.
Some of his other works include: Blanca, Natalia, Margot, Lolita, Laura, Amalia, and Catalina
At present there is a dispute on the date of death, as the family states it was the 7th, his wife was still alive along with other family members, but the death certificate shows he died on the 8th. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Margarita Camou Campodonico (1878 - 1951)*
 
 Children:
  Josefa Flores Campodonico (1897 - 1988)*
  Dolores Campodonico Soto (1899 - 1970)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Douglas
Cochise County
Arizona, USA
 
Created by: Marna
Record added: Sep 27, 2009
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Rodolfo Campodonico
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Rodolfo Campodonico
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Rodolfo Campodonico
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Great composer! Rest in peace Sr. You are always remembered by the people of Hermosillo with great respect and admiration.
- Luis Lopez
 Added: Jul. 10, 2012

- Row Walker
 Added: Jun. 30, 2012
Rest in Peace, Rodolfo. See you in the band in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Jan. 10, 2011
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