Premiere of The Triumph of Death, op 89, second string quartet, in the Spanish Museum of
Abstract Art in Cuenca, within the 47Religious Music Week, performed by the Granados Quartet
Honest work, no
forced to think about the long tortuous transit
of artistic creation. Another way to meditate.
Alberto González Lapuente. ABC.
The Bilkent Senfoni Orkestrasi, directed by José Miguel Rodilla performs Overture in
the form of variations, Op 58, within the 25 Music Festival in Ankara, Turkey.
Premiere of Three sad songs,
op 85, with texts by Vicente Huidobro and Gracia Iglesias, for soprano, violin and piano, at the Dávalos Palace
of Guadalajara, performed by the Colombians Claudia Yepes, soprano and Rubén Reina, violin, and the
Australian pianist Duncan Gifford
Premiere of Thader’s Voices, op 91, string quartet nş 3, at the opening ceremony
of the Murcia’s Gallery in Zaragoza’s Expo '08, performed by the Almus Quartet.
Premiere of Suite No. 4, op 39a, for
english horn and string quartet, at the Monumental Theater of Madrid within the XIII Chamber Music Cycle of the Symphony Orchestra
and Chorus of RTVE performed by Carlos Alonso, English horn, Marian Moraru and Rafael Herrador, violins, Oleg Krylnikov, viola
and Anton Gakkel, cello.
Premier of the first version of Passacaglia for orchestra (2008), op 90, in the Grand Theatre
of Cordoba performed by the Cordoba Orchestra conducted by Manuel Hernández Silva.
The author surprised us again by the strength of
and the intrinsic charm of his work, which put its author in the
first rank of contemporary Spanish
at the same level of names perhaps more widespread but certainly not better. "
March 1, 2009.
Attractive resonance ... drawn up in form
and harmony, equally modern and rooted in tradition
This kind of musical language, which some call "well-sounding"
as opposed to the radical avant-garde or "art without an audience"
Torralba, The Day of Cordoba.
March 2, 2009.
Premiere of Three romantic paintings, op 92 for violin and piano at the Museum
of Fine Arts in Murcia, performed by Margherita Marseglia, violin, and Jesús María Gómez, piano.
Premiere of the Partita
No. 3, Op 93 for piano, in the Narciso Yepes Hall of the Auditorium of Murcia performed by the Serbian pianist Isaac István Székely,
within the activities of the conference on "Music in Murcia: Current status and future prospects", organized by the Association
of Composers and Music Researchers from the Region of Murcia.
Premiere of Introduction and Pasodoble for orchestra, Op
16b, in the Midwest Clinic held at McCormick Place in Chicago, USA, performed by the Murcia Youth Orchestra conducted by Virginia
Premiere of Scenes of Saints, Op 95 for cello and piano by the cellist Angel Garcia-Jermann and the Brazilian
pianist Kenedy Moretti at the Museum of Fine Arts of Murcia.
The pianist Pedro Valero performs Sonatina No. 5, op 69, in the
Palace of Vescovado in Naples, Italy..
Premiere of Fantasy and Tiento, op 98, for string quintet, in the Monumental Theater
within the XIV Chamber Music Cycle of the Orchestra and Chorus of RTVE.
Premiere of New differences on "Guárdame las vacas",
op 97, by the violinist Victor Arriola and the violist Eva Martin in the Auditorium of the Fundación Canal in Madrid.
Orchestra of Baden-Baden, conducted by José Miguel Rodilla performs the Partita for Orchestra, op 68.
Premiere of Differences
on a Fantasy by Luis Milan, Op 96 in the Auditorium of the University of Alicante, performed by the Almus Quartet
20 and 21 January
RTVE Symphony Orchestra conducted by Manuel Hernández Silva performs the second version of Passacaglia for orchestra (2009), op 90.
Association Pro-Música of Murcia names Miguel Franco Pro-Musician of the year, for, according to the jury, having been recognized
by national and international critics, considering him "one of the most qualified members of the current music scene,"
The Almus Quartet plays Thader’s Voices, op 91 in the Auditorium and Congress Center of Murcia.