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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
Biography

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
Joan Shelley Releases New Single & Video "The Fading," Featuring Icelandic Strings And Bonnie "Prince" Billy (23/08/2019) Adam Wakefield Live EP "Breaking Strings Live," Set For Release July 26, 2019 (24/07/2019)
New Dates Announced For Throwing Muses In String Of First Performances Since 2014! (22/07/2019) Martin Guitar To Introduce New Guitars And Strings At 2019 Summer NAMM (10/07/2019)
Vitamin String Quartet To Release Bjork Remix EP June 7th (15/05/2019) Ólafur Arnalds Releases Record Store Day Exclusive: Limited Edition Re:member Vinyl And Brand-New String Quartet Recordings On 7" (12/04/2019)
The Infamous Stringdusters' "Exquisite Musicianship" (Relix) On 'Rise Sun' Out This Friday, April 5 (04/04/2019) Skanners/Animae Silentes' Tomas Valentini Endorsed By Dr Strings! (14/03/2019)
The Upside Down... The Aisle: Vitamin String Quartet's 'Geek Weeding Forever, Vol. 3' Out March 8, 2019 (22/02/2019) Soka Performing Arts Center Presents Alexander String Quartet With Joyce Yang (20/02/2019)
Banana Slug String Band Duet Opens Premiere Of Bumblebee Kids With Award-Winning, Fun And Interactive, Nature-Themed Songs On March 10, 2019 (05/02/2019) Yamaha CG-TA Introduces Transacoustic Technology To CG Series Nylon String Guitars (24/01/2019)
Yamaha Re-Thinks How Student Strings Are Made And Played (24/01/2019) The Infamous Stringdusters Announce New Album 'Rise Sun' Due April 5, 2019 (19/01/2019)
2019 Marks 20th Anniversary For Vitamin String Quartet (16/01/2019)
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