Antón García Abril

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Antón García Abril (born 19 May 1933 in Teruel) is a Spanish composer and musician.

Biography[edit]

Between 1974 and 2003, he was the head of the department of Compositions and Musical Forms (Composicion y Formas Musicales) of the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música in Madrid, and in 1982 he was elected a member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid. In 1994, he was awarded Spain's Premio Nacional de Música for composition, and in 2008, he was also named a member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos in Valencia.

Works[edit]

Anton Garcia Abril has composed as many orchestral works as he has chamber and vocal pieces, and he has composed music for movies and television series such as El Hombre y la Tierra, Fortunata y Jacinta, Anillos de oro, El perro, Segunda ensenanza, Brigada Central, Ramon y Cajal, and Compuesta y sin novio.

In 1966, he created the soundtrack for the Texas movie Adios, a spaghetti western starring Franco Nero. Also, in 1969, he worked alongside Rafael Romero Marchent, a film director from Madrid, on the sound track of the movie Manos torpes, another spaghetti western. He also composed the music for Amando de Ossorio's Blind Dead series of films, being La noche del terror ciego (1971), El Ataque de los muertos sin ojos (1973), El Buque maldito (1974), La Noche de las gaviotas (1975).

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Compositions[edit]

Music for movies and television[edit]

Between 1956 and 1994, Anton Garcia Abril created more than 150 compositions for movies and television. He has provided sound tracks for the films:

He also created the sound tracks of the television series:

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Spanish Wikipedia.