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Abril, Anton Garcia (19th May 1933-17th March 2021)

He was a composer born in Teruel, Aragon, Spain.

Following his studies he composed and played many forms of music and in 1974 he became the Professor of Composition at the Madrid Conservatory.

He is a prolific composer whose work incorporates most genres and includes symphonies, orchestral works, cantatas, concerti for various instruments, opera, and film and theatre music.  His best known work is possibly a cycle of songs using the inspiration of acclaimed Spanish poets.

He has won many awards for his music including many Spanish national prizes, the Medal of San Jorge and the Medal of Cultural Merit awarded by the government of Aragon.

He died in Madrid, Spain in March 2021 when he was 87 years of age.

Madrid Symphony Recordings:
3 Sonatas for Orchestra (from Keyboard works by A. Soler)
Madrid Symphony Orchestra/E.G. Asensio

Here is his “Anillos de Oro”…