With a catalogue of more than one hundred and fifty works taking in virtually all avant-garde musical genres and a comprehensive professional and academic curriculum combining extensive teaching with prizes, awards and institutional recognition throughout his long artistic career, Antón García Abril (Teruel, 1933) is one of the most outstanding and brilliant creative personalities of twentieth-century Spanish culture.
Trained in Valencia, Madrid, Siena and Rome in contact with the main avant-garde currents of the sixties and seventies, García April has, from the beginnings of his career as a composer, sought his own individual language based on the value of communication and featuring shafts of a subtle cultural influence from the humanist thinking of the Spanish and Italian Renaissance, illustrated in the three chamber works recorded on this compact disc. These recent scores point to the maturity of a refined and inspired composer fully familiar with the instruments he uses and, like the great Renaissance musicians, master of the complex play of counterpoint and harmony.
Daniel del Pino (Piano)
José Luis Estellés (Clarinet)
Cuarteto para el Nuevo milenio (String quartet) (26:18)
1. Con largura (12:37)
2. Libero-espiritual (9:04)
4. Cuarteto de Agrippa (Clarinet, violin, cello & piano) (11:19)
Alba de los caminos (Piano quintet) (22:54)
5. Tranquilo (4:22)
6. Allegro brioso (4:11)
7. Andante fluido (3:33)
8. Andante libero. Casi cadencia (3:37)
9. Con júbilo (7:11)
Total time: 60:53