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Maria Grever : A Composer Who Broke The Glass Ceiling, And Charmed the World with her Music

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The world of music often raises the question – were there any world class, renowned female composers? Here’s one woman in music the world can inspiration from. Maria Grever, a Mexican singer of Spanish origins, whose doodle is being celebrated on the Google search engine 

On this day in 1938, Grever recorded “Ti-Pi-Tin,” a waltz about serenading your friends and family that became one of her most influential hits. And was later recorded by many other musicians and made famous around the world.

Grever wrote more than 800 songs and was popular across Latin America, Europe, and the United States. She wrote most of her songs in one key. Her first piece of music, a Christmas carol, was composed when she was four years old. Grever’s first song, written when she was just eighteen, was called “A Una Ola” (To a Wave), and it sold three million copies

 

María Grever was born in 1885, and she went on to become the first female Mexican composer to achieve international acclaim. Widely known for many of her signature compositions, Grever is best known for the song “What A Difference A Day Makes” (originally “Cuando vuelva a tu lado”).

Dinah Washington took this to the world with her version of it. Listen to it below.

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