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Orquesta de la Communidad de Madrid, Chorus And Orchestra – Victor Pablo Pérez, cond – January 25, 2016 – RNE Radio Clasica –
Sticking around Spain again this week for a concert by Orquesta de la Communicad de Madrid led by the star-on-the-rise conductor Victor Pablo Pérez and recorded by Radio Nacional de Espña on January 25, 2016.
Starting off with the Intermezzo from Goyescas by Enrique Granados. Followed by performance of Cantata Gregoriana Aita Gurea by the Spanish composer Juan Antonio Medina with the Orchestra Chorus joining in.
Ending up with a performance of Symphony Number 11 (Year 1905) by Dmitri Shostakovich.
Victor Pablo Pérez was born in Burgos in 1954. He studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid and at the “Hochschule für Musik” in Munich, as well as in Italy and Austria. He was Director of Opera and Concert Performance at the Choir School in Madrid. He is renowned for the work carried out at two of Spain’s most famous ensembles, in whose formation he played a pivotal role: the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife, which he headed as artistic director and conductor from 1986 to 2006, and the Symphony Orchestra of Galicia, which he has headed since 1995. He has recorded works by Mozart, Rossini, Prokofiev, Dvorak, Falla, Barbieri, Arrieta, Villalobos, Albéniz, Montsalvatge and Sorozábal, among others.
Juan Antonio Medina began his musical studies at the conservatories of Teruel and Zaragoza . Later, he moved to Madrid to finish the musical composition and electroacoustic career with Antón García Abril and Zulema de la Cruz and obtained the highest qualifications and the Final Degree Award.
He has completed composition courses with Agustí Charles , Joan Guinjoan , Ramón Barce , Albert Sardà , José Ramón Encinar , Josep Soler i Sardà , Cristóbal Halffter and Leonardo Balada . In 1999 he won a scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Asustos as resident composer for the Academy of Spain in Rome . Today is a professor of Computer Music at the Madrid Royal Conservatory.
Hit the Play Button and relax, it’s Anti-Road Rage Wednesday anyway!