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Antonio Jose
   
Number of songs: 6 | Total weeks on charts: 31
Appearing in a total number of: 12 charts | Total period running: 171 days
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Antonio José (12 December 1902 – 11 October 1936) was a Spanish composer. Maurice Ravel apparently said of Antonio José: "He will become the Spanish composer of our century", however, his music lay forgotten until the 1980s.

He was born Antonio José Martínez Palacios in Burgos, but later dropped his surnames. He became a music teacher at a Jesuit school, and conducted the city choir in Burgos. The sheer volume of his work (he died at 33) was prodigious. He penned his first composition when he was 14. He was hired as a director of a musical review in Burgos at the age of 18. He wrote extensively for voice in his quest to present the melodies of his native Burgos to the world. His compositions, especially the Sinfonia Castellana and Suite Ingenu, put his orchestration on a par with anything at the time in the twentieth century. His most famous work is the Sonata for guitar.

His harmonic understanding put him in the forefront of post-impressionist composers, and though a disciple of Maurice Ravel, his particular voice and choice of medium set him distinctly apart. His chief biographer, Miguel Ángel Palacios Garoz, points out that Antonio José was not only a prolific composer but a writer with an intellectually facile mind that was open to influences from all fronts of contemporary music.

Antonio-José's friends included Federico García Lorca and Salvador Dalí. He met the same fate as Lorca - he was executed by a Falangist firing squad in 1936 at Estépar (Burgos).
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


Antonio Jose in the news
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The Infamous Stringdusters Announce New Live Album 'Live From Telluride' And Additional 2019 Tour Dates (14/11/2018) 'Vitamin String Quartet Performs The Hits Of 2018 Vol. 2' Transforms Pop Favorites Into Chamber Music, Out Dec. 7 (06/11/2018)
Hanson's New 'String Theory' Album Available Via 'NPR's First Listen' (05/11/2018) The Cryptkeeper Five Sign With Say-10 Records; On Tour With Stringer In November (28/10/2018)
String Quartet Ethel Celebrates The Circus At BAM 11/14-17 (17/10/2018) Johnny Spencer, Oakland A's Fan From Yankee Stadium Viral Video (Drummer In NY Indie Band Stringer) Accepts Invitation And Apology (10/10/2018)
Video Of Johnny Spencer (Drummer Of Stringer) In Altercation With Unruly Ny Yankee Fan Goes Viral (10/10/2018) Sultans Of String Get Set For Their Christmas Caravan To Ride On Tour (09/10/2018)
Legendary Scottish Singer Barbara Dickson Releases New Album "Through The Line" With Carducci String Quartet (08/10/2018) Brooklyn, NY Stringer Covered The Libertines/Billy Idol At Recent Vinyl Release Show With So So Glos, Kitten Etc (24/09/2018)
Hanson Announces Release Date For New Album "String Theory" (14/09/2018) Jose Gonzalez & The String Theory Announce 'Live In Europe' And International Tour (11/09/2018)
Frisco Breaks Away From The Strings To Release Debut Solo Album (26/07/2018)
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