Antón García Abril

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Antón García Abril was born in Teruel on 19 May in 1933. Between 1952 and 1955, he studied at the Madrid Royal Conservatory of Music under Julio Gmez and Francisco Cales, and at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena under Vito Frazzi (composition), Paul van Kempen (orchestral conducting) and Angelo Francesco Lavagnino (film music). In 1964, he furthered his studies at the Santa Cecilia National Academy in Rome under Goffredo Petrassi, on a scholarship from the Juan March Foundation in Madrid. In the following year he won the Tormo de Plata Prize on the occasion of the IV Cuenca religious Music Week for Cantico delle creature. With Luis de Pablo and Cristbal Halffter, he also represented Spain at the 39th International Festival held by the International Contemporary Music Society (SIMC) in Madrid. He became lecturer in Musical Composition and Form at the Madrid Royal Conservatory Music in 1974. Five years later his Hispavox recording of Concierto aguediano granted him the Ministry of Culture Prize and in 1981 the Ministry of Cultures Andrés Segovia Composition Prize for Evocaciones and Cross of San Jorge (St. George) awarded by the Teruel Provincial Authority.
In 1982 he became an elected member of the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid and in 1985 he took the Tomás Bretón medal from the Association of Spanish Authors and Artists. Following an international symposium held to discuss the figure of Valle-Inclán in 1986, Abril was commissioned by the National Institute of Dramatic Arts and Music (INAEM) to write an opera based on Divinas palabras, to be prèmiered at the Teatro Real in Madrid after completion of its reconversion into an opera house. Between 1988 and 1989, he participated in the International Contemporary Music Festival, Festival of Peace, held in Leningrad, the Ministry of Culture Board of Cultural Affairs and in the Hispano-Soviet Festival held in Georgia. In 1993 he was awarded the Aragon Regional Authority Medal for Cultural Merit, the National Music Prize and the Guerrero Foundation Spanish Music Prize.
Anton Garcia Abril has composed as many orchestral works as he has chamber and vocal pieces, and he has composed music for movies and television series such as El Hombre y la Tierra, Fortunata y Jacinta, Anillos de oro, El perro, Segunda ensenanza, Brigada Central, Ramon y Cajal, and Compuesta y sin novio.
In the year 1966, he created the soundtrack for the Texas movie Adios, a spaghetti western starring Franco Nero. Also, in 1969, he worked alongside Rafael Romero Marchent, a film director from Madrid, on the sound track of the movie Manos torpes, another spaghetti western. He also composed the music for Amando de Ossorio's Blind Dead series of films, being La noche del terror ciego (1971), El Ataque de los muertos sin ojos (1973), El Buque maldito (1974), La Noche de las gaviotas (1975).
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C 60.294 Antón García Abril - Concierto Aguediano / Homenaje A Sor album art Antón García Abril, Ernesto Bitetti Antón García Abril, Ernesto Bitetti - Concierto Aguediano / Homenaje A Sor (Album) Hispavox C 60.294 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
C 60 420 Antón García Abril - Banda Sonora Original De La Serie De RTVE Fortunata Y Jacinta album art Antón García Abril Feat Ernesto Bitetti Antón García Abril Feat Ernesto Bitetti - Banda Sonora Original De La Serie De RTVE Fortunata Y Jacinta (Album) Hispavox C 60 420 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
RL-35380 Antón García Abril - Alegrías, Cantata-Divertimento album art Antón García Abril Alegrías, Cantata-Divertimento(LP, Album, Gat) RCA Red Seal RL-35380 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
815 455-1 Antón García Abril - Mata-Hari album art Concha Velasco*, Antón García Abril, Adolfo Marsillach Concha Velasco*, Antón García Abril, Adolfo Marsillach - Mata-Hari (Album) Polydor 815 455-1 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
FM 39967 Antón García Abril - Madre Asturias album art Joaquín Pixán, Antón García Abril, Jesús López-Cobos Joaquín Pixán, Antón García Abril, Jesús López-Cobos - Madre Asturias (Album) CBS FM 39967 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
CT-90 Antón García Abril - Balada De Monte-Principe album art Jaime De Jaraiz, Orquesta De Cámara "Reina Sofía"* Director Antón García Abril Jaime De Jaraiz, Orquesta De Cámara "Reina Sofía"* Director Antón García Abril - Balada De Monte-Principe(12", MiniAlbum, Promo) Not On Label CT-90 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
RBLP 1010 Antón García Abril - The Monsignor Quixote Suite album art Antón García Abril, English Chamber Orchestra Antón García Abril, English Chamber Orchestra - The Monsignor Quixote Suite (Album) Red Bus Records RBLP 1010 UK 1985 Sell This Version
VND 1035 Antón García Abril - Antón García Abril Dirige La Música Cinematográfica de Joaquín Turina album art Joaquín Turina, Antón García Abril Joaquín Turina, Antón García Abril - Antón García Abril Dirige La Música Cinematográfica de Joaquín Turina(LP) VINILO VND 1035 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
VND 1034 Antón García Abril - Música Cinematográfica album art Antón García Abril Música Cinematográfica(LP) Vinilo VND 1034 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
MC-2038708 Antón García Abril - Vademecum (24 Piezas Para Guitarra) album art Antón García Abril, Gabriel Estarellas Antón García Abril, Gabriel Estarellas - Vademecum (24 Piezas Para Guitarra)(LP) CBS MC-2038708 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
MC-2038703 Antón García Abril - Concierto Mudèjar para guitarra y orquesta album art Antón García Abril, English Chamber Orchestra, Gabriel Estarellas Antón García Abril, English Chamber Orchestra, Gabriel Estarellas - Concierto Mudèjar para guitarra y orquesta(LP) Real Musical MC-2038703 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
8.223849 Antón García Abril - Piano Concerto - Hemeroscopium - Three Sonatas for Orchestra album art Antón García Abril Piano Concerto - Hemeroscopium - Three Sonatas for Orchestra(CD) Marco Polo 8.223849 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
KICP 2593 Antón García Abril - Texas, Addio album art Antón García Abril Texas, Addio(CD) Seven Seas KICP 2593 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
7243 5 66930 2 9 Antón García Abril - Ernesto Bitetti - Waldo De Los Rios album art Ernesto Bitetti Feat Orquesta De Conciertos De Madrid Director Waldo De Los Rios | Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE Director Enrique Garcia Asensio | Grupo Orquestal* Director Antón García Abril Ernesto Bitetti Feat Orquesta De Conciertos De Madrid Director Waldo De Los Rios | Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE Director Enrique Garcia Asensio | Grupo Orquestal* Director Antón García Abril - Ernesto Bitetti - Waldo De Los Rios(CD, Album) EMI Classics 7243 5 66930 2 9 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
65127 Antón García Abril - Obra Para Piano Y Orquesta album art Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE, Antón García Abril Piano: Leonel Morales Director: Enrique García Asensio* Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE, Antón García Abril Piano: Leonel Morales Director: Enrique García Asensio* - Obra Para Piano Y Orquesta(CD) Rtve Música 65127 Spain 2000 Sell This Version
CD CLUB 7002 Antón García Abril - ...4..3..2..1... Morte (Original Soundtrack) album art Antón García Abril & Marcello Giombini Antón García Abril & Marcello Giombini - ...4..3..2..1... Morte (Original Soundtrack) (Album) GDM CD CLUB 7002 Italy 2001 Sell This Version
FL 2 3049 Antón García Abril - Torroba - Abril - Sonatina Para Guitarra Y Orchestra, Interludio I, Interludio II, Concierto Mudéjar album art Torroba*, Abril* / Rémi Boucher, Raymond Dessaints Torroba*, Abril* / Rémi Boucher, Raymond Dessaints - Torroba - Abril - Sonatina Para Guitarra Y Orchestra, Interludio I, Interludio II, Concierto Mudéjar(CD, Album) Analekta FL 2 3049 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
VRS 2075 Antón García Abril - Música de Cámara  album art Antón García AbrilCuarteto Leonor, Daniel Del Pino, José Luis Estellés Antón García AbrilCuarteto Leonor, Daniel Del Pino, José Luis Estellés - Música de Cámara (CD, Album) Verso (2) VRS 2075 Spain 2009 Sell This Version
8.572073 Antón García Abril - Madre Asturias : A Collection of Asturian Songs album art Antón García Abril Madre Asturias : A Collection of Asturian Songs(CD, Album) Naxos 8.572073 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
BMM 0502, BMM 0503, BMM 0504, BMM 0505, BMM 0506 Antón García Abril - Canción Española De Concierto - Spanish Songs album art Antón García Abril - Isabel Rey, Joan Martin-Royo, Ainhoa Arteta, Gabriel Bermúdez, María Bayo, José Bros, Nancy Fabiola Herrera, Ofelia Sala, José Manuel Zapata, Elena de la Merced, María José Montiel, José Ferrero (2), Ana Maria Sánchez, José Antonio López (4) Antón García Abril - Isabel Rey, Joan Martin-Royo, Ainhoa Arteta, Gabriel Bermúdez, María Bayo, José Bros, Nancy Fabiola Herrera, Ofelia Sala, José Manuel Zapata, Elena de la Merced, María José Montiel, José Ferrero (2), Ana Maria Sánchez, José Antonio López (4) - Canción Española De Concierto - Spanish Songs(5xCD) Bolamar Music Media, Bolamar Music Media, Bolamar Music Media, Bolamar Music Media, Bolamar Music Media BMM 0502, BMM 0503, BMM 0504, BMM 0505, BMM 0506 Spain 2011 Sell This Version
8.572389 Antón García Abril - Guitar Music (Fantasía Mediterránea • Evocaciones Sonata Del Pórtico • Tres Preludios Urbanos) album art Antón García Abril, Francisco Bernier Antón García Abril, Francisco Bernier - Guitar Music (Fantasía Mediterránea • Evocaciones Sonata Del Pórtico • Tres Preludios Urbanos)(CD) Naxos 8.572389 US 2011 Sell This Version
MS024 Antón García Abril - Texas, Addio (Expanded Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Antón García Abril Texas, Addio (Expanded Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Ltd) Quartet Records MS024 Italy 2013 Sell This Version
QR139 Antón García Abril - Fin de Semana Al Desnudo (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Antón García Abril Fin de Semana Al Desnudo (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, Ltd, RM) Quartet Records QR139 Spain 2014 Sell This Version
CR 1201404 Antón García Abril - Vademecum  album art Antón García Abril, Francisco Bernier Antón García Abril, Francisco Bernier - Vademecum (CD, Album) Contrastes Records CR 1201404 Spain 2014 Sell This Version
8.573409 Antón García Abril - 21st Century Spanish Guitar • 2 album art Balada*, Torres*, Godoy*, García Abril*, De Pablo*, Soutullo*, Durán-Loriga*, Casablancas*, Ruiz*, Adam Levin (4) Balada*, Torres*, Godoy*, García Abril*, De Pablo*, Soutullo*, Durán-Loriga*, Casablancas*, Ruiz*, Adam Levin (4) - 21st Century Spanish Guitar • 2(CD, Album) Naxos 8.573409 2016 Sell This Version