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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
Courtney Marie Andrews Debuts 'Burlap String' (17/04/2020) J.S. Ondara Releases Live Video Series: Tales Of America (A String Theory) (24/03/2020)
Vagabon Releases "In A Bind (Strings Version)" Video, "Wits About You (Saxophone Version)" Track (11/03/2020) Aoife O'Donovan Announces More US + European Dates With String Quartet (09/03/2020)
Aoife O'Donovan To Release New EP With String Quartet Bull Frogs Croon (And Other Songs) March 6 On Yep Roc Records (06/02/2020) Yamaha NX Series Nylon-string Acoustic-electric Guitars Feature Contemporary Body Styles That Will Appeal To Live Performers (16/01/2020)
Yamaha NX Series Nylon-String Acoustic-Electric Guitars Feature Contemporary Body Styles That Will Appeal To Live Performers (10/01/2020) Billy Strings Announces 2020 Spring Tour Dates (06/12/2019)
Yonder Mountain String Band Re-Release Elevation For 20th Anniversary (15/11/2019) Five For Fighting With String Quartet Announced At SOPAC (14/11/2019)
New Podcast Goes "Inside The Musician's Brain" With Grammy-Winning Infamous Stringdusters' Chris Pandolfi (30/10/2019) The Infamous Stringdusters Announce New Live Album + 2020 Tour Dates (23/10/2019)
Original Genesis Guitarist Anthony Phillips To Release First New Album In 7 Years "Strings Of Light" 2 CD/1 DVD (12/10/2019) "One-Woman Powerhouse" Dessa Releases New Music Video For "Velodrome," Recorded Live With The Grammy-Winning Minnesota Orchestra, And Announces West Coast Tour Dates With String Quartet (10/10/2019)
Joan Shelley Releases New Single & Video "The Fading," Featuring Icelandic Strings And Bonnie "Prince" Billy (23/08/2019)
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