Premiere of Fantasy-Toccata, Op 30 for piano, in the Auditorium Caixa Tarragona by the
Bulgarian pianist Mariana Gurkova.
... the interesting and well-built Fantasy Toccata, by
the young Spanish
composer Miguel Franco, rich in dynamic contrasts
and the base of a language of direct and easy
when it’s well performed.
Ricardo Hontañón. El Diario Montañs, Cantabria.
December 3, 1994.
Premiere of Concerto for marimba and chamber orchestra, op 24, at the Romea Theater in Murcia with
Juan Jose Guillem and the Symphony Orchestra of Murcia conducted by Manuel Hernández Silva.
Franco searches a language that properly combines
the typical evolution of the twentieth century with a very personal idea
traces of artificial avant-garde in order to achieve a kind of work that communicates, beautiful, and especially
with a peculiar atmosphere.
John Chupé. Diario La Verdad, Murcia.
February 21, 1994.
Premiere of Sonatina No.
4, Op 36 for piano, performed by Miguel Baró at the CAM Cultural Center of Murcia.
for the Left Hand is a happy incursion of
Miguel Franco in this unique repertoire, which is carried out
with fluidity and skill of writing,
Octavio de Juan. Diario La Verdad, Murcia.
May 27, 1994.
Premiere of Second Chamber Fantasy,
Op 33, for two percussionists, in the Apollo Hall of Seville, performed by Flux Percussion.
Premiere of Fantasy-Rondo, op 45, for eight percussionists, at the Pradillo Theater of Madrid,
performed by Tabir Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Enrique Llopis.
Premiere of First Rhapsody Symphony,
op 43, for E flat clarinet and orchestra at the Villa de Madrid Cultural Center with the clarinetist
Miguel Civera and the Symphonic Band of Madrid, directed by Enrique García Asensio.
Music for the filmLoves that kill, directed by Chumilla Carbajosa and premiered at the Proyecciones Cinema in Madrid.
stand out and are held in Loves that kill:
a) the music of Miguel Franco, a unique variation of
Espinita that, from the credits, advances
and reinforces the unmistakable tone of farce ...
Diego P. Nicolas Lopez. Diario
La Verdad, Murcia.
February 9, 1996.
Mundimúsica publishes The well-tuned bass, a collection of
pieces for young students based on Spanish folklore with original piano accompaniment and ordered
according to the tonal system.
" The well-tuned bass. Miguel Franco, composer and soloist of the instrument in the RTVE Symphony
Orchestra, offers a full Spanish material available to double-bass students. It is a compilation of 30 popular Spanish songs that
the double-bass sings with great technical interest and original piano accompaniment. Without being only childish, the collection
will be of great benefit to children, increasing the number of bassists in the classroom.
"Álvaro Guibert. Melómano Magazine,
Premiere of Aria rincontrata, for trumpet and organ at the Academy of
Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid, in the I Chamber Music Cycle of the Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of RTVE,
performed by Benjamín Moreno, trumpet and Pilar Cabrera, organ.
Premiere of Three bagatelas, op 48, for
seven percussionists, by the Percussion Ensemble of the Municipal School of Music "Maestro Barbieri" from
Zaragoza, led by Javier Belinchón.
Premiere of Scherzo-Toccata, Op 51, for five percussionists in
the Víctor Jara Auditorium of Arganda, Madrid, by the Percussion Group of the School of Music of Alcorcón, conducted
by Rafael Más.
Premiere of Sonatina No. 3, Op 32 for piano, at the Caja Asturias Concert
Hall in Gijon, performed by the Bulgarian pianist Mariana Gurkova.
The cellist Dimitri Furnadjiev plays Entretanto,
op 25, for unaccompanied cello, in the San Quirce Church in Segovia, during the Fourth Conference on Twenty
But it was with the Nine Preludes
(Entretanto, op 25, for unaccompanied cello)
M. Franco... that the audience began to enjoy.
Manuel S. Sanz. El Adelantado de Segovia.
Premiere of Nocturnal robbery from a limping man to another, Op.54, with text by J. F.Burgos,
for bass, bass trombone and percussion (1), at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, during the 3rd National
Convention of Percussion , performed by Jorge Lujua, bass,. Simeon Galduf, trombone and Rafa Más,
Premiere of Introduction and Pasodoble, op 8a, for double bass and strings, at
the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, in the II Chamber Music cycle Symphony Orchestra and
Chorus of RTVE, by the bassist Manuel Herrero and the Spanish Academic Camerata conducted
by Jose Luis Temes.
Premiere of Introduction and pasodoble, op 16b, for clarinet and percussion
ensemble, performed during the Nova Music Festival of Sofia, Bulgaria, in the Studio I of the Bulgarian
Premiere of Partita No. 2, Op 49, for piano, at the National Auditorium
in Madrid by Joaquin Soriano.
Virtuosic music ... with which the pianist seems to enjoy
and not less the audience,
judging by the long
ovation that the performer and the composer received.
Jose Luis Garcia del Busto. ABC.
Premiere of Entretanto, op 56, for unaccompanied trombone , at the Pradillo Theater in Madrid by Simeon Galduf.
Premiere of Three satires of Quevedo, op 53, for soprano, E flat clarinet and orchestra, at
the Centro Cultural de la Villa of Madrid, with the soprano Milagros Poblador, the clarinetist Miguel Civera and the Symphonic
Band of Madrid, conducted by Pedro Pírfano.
Premiere of Suite No. 1, Op 29a, for saxophone quartet at the
Auditorium of the Conservatory of Music "Masotti Little" in Murcia, performed by the Amalgama.Quartet.
for the play Pedro de Urdemalas, by Miguel de Cervantes, directed by Gaspar Cano for the Theatre
Festival of Almagro, Ciudad Real.
Premiere of Overture in the form of variations, Op 58a, for
string orchestra during the Evenings of Spain Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, performed by the Hermitage Chamber
Orchestra conducted by Alexis Soriano.
2nd Prize award in the First Composition Competition "Ciutat
deLliria" 1998, and premiere of Concerto for timpani and orchestra,op 35, in the theater of the
Banda Primitiva of Lliria, Valencia, performed by the percussionist Enrique Llopis and the wind band Primitiva
conducted by Ramón Ramírez Beneyto.
Premiere of Poems of love and forgetfulness, op 57, for
mezzo and chamber orchestra at the Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid, in the III Chamber
Music Cycle of the Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of RTVE, with the mezzo-soprano Marina Pardo and soloists
of RTVE, led by Luis Navidad.
Premiere of List of mushrooms, op 62, for trumpet and percussion (1) in the Neopercusión Studies
Center of Madrid, performed by the trumpet Luis Gonzalez and the percussionist Rafael Más.
Music for the film Zapping,
directed by Chumilla Carbajosa and premiered at Gran Vía Cinema in Madrid.