ANTÓN GARCÍA ABRIL (b 1933 )
The Spanish composer Antón García Abril builds notably on earlier Spanish tradition, not least in his ballet score Danza y tronío, which draws on music by Boccherini and Soler. In general he has been able to resist the dictates of contemporary musical fashion to form his own musical language, traditional in its sources but always fresh and new in its inspiration.
García Abril has written a great deal of music in all genres. His orchestral works include a Piano Concerto, in addition to concertos for guitar, for harmonica and for cello. His Hemeroscopium is a concerto for orchestra.