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The Greats (Mar 19, 2021)

Tribute to Antón García Abril

Antón García Abril, a composer with an extensive and diverse catalog from concert works to movie and television soundtracks, passed away on Mar 17 at age 87 after several days of hospitalization for COVID-19. His compositions for cello include "Concierto de las Tierras Altas" (available in a recording of Asier Polo with Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid conducted by Luis Antonio García Navarro); "Variaciones sobre las Siete Canciones Populares de Manuel de Falla" premiered by Truls Mørk in 2016 with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya; and "Desde el grito del silencio" commissioned by the European Concert Hall Organisation for Pablo Ferrández's 2019–2020 concert tour across the ECHO network.

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