CDFundación BBVA-NEOS Collection

Works for Soloists and Ensemble

José Manuel López López

Plural Ensemble, Fabián Panisello, director

Arts > Music and Opera

The works on this record trace López López’s trajectory over the 16 years that separate ‘Rhea from ‘El arte de la siesta: a trajectory perfectly exemplified by these chamber works for small ensembles of no more than eight performers. All have in common the presence of a soloist, including the string trio performed by the Plural Ensemble with the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, under the baton of Fabian Panisello.

After studying piano, composition and conducting under Antón García Abril in the Higher Conservatory of Music of his home town Madrid, López López went on to complete his studies abroad. He graduated from Paris 8 University in 1989, and now combines a teaching post there with that of professor of composition at the Zaragoza Conservatory. He is also director of the Madrid National Auditorium, whose recently launched Composition Prize, like this NEOS collection, enjoys the support of the BBVA Foundation. A master of pacing, López López’s work, distinguished with the 2000 National Music Prize, proves that technological creation is far from being soulless. On the contrary, here is the voice of a refined and traveled artist capable of extracting emotion from even the most physical or structural music.

Performances by:
Plural Ensemble

Fabián Panisello


CD Audio

1. Le parfum de la lune (17:49)
2. El arte de la siesta (18:28)
3. A Tempo (15:00)
4. Rhea (05:58)

Total time: 57:14