Cordoba composer Lorenzo Palomo dies at 86 | EUROtoday

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The composer from Córdoba Lorenzo Palomo, one of the crucial internationally famend amongst up to date creators, died this Saturday at 86 years outdated in Madrid, the place he has resided since 2019.

“It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Lorenzo Palomo – my dear life partner for more than 30 years – passed away today after a long and serious illness,” his associate introduced via his Facebook account. Brigitte Hoecht.

The soprano Ainhoa ​​Arteta has been a type of who’ve echoed the information on their social networks: “Today Lorenzo Palomo, one of the great Spanish composers of today, has left us. I have had the privilege of being able to premiere and sing many of his wonderful works “Rest in peace, being of sunshine.”

Born in Ciudad Real in 1939, It was in Córdoba where he actually grew up and spent his youth. His musical training began at his conservatory, specifically in piano and harmony, before entering the Barcelona Conservatory of Music.

Among his teachers, in addition to Joaquin Zamacois in the city of Barcelona, ​​he was also Boris Goldovsky in a later stage in New York in which he studied orchestra conducting.

Precisely his first important position of responsibility was assumed by in 1973when he was appointed principal conductor of the Valencia Symphony Orchestra, while serving as principal guest conductor of the Manila Symphony Orchestra.

He was decorated with the Commendation of Number of the Order of Isabel the Catholic for bringing his music to the most prestigious concert halls in the world, including the Carnegie Hall in New YorkSymphony Hall in Boston, Covent Garden in London or the Philharmonie in Berlin.

He maintained a long relationship of commitment with the German capital. All resided 38 years and was a stable member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, however, his compositions were loaded with his origins.

Among his works are 'Nocturnos de Andaluca', which Rafael Frhbeck from Burgos He conducted on numerous occasions and recorded the London Symphony, as well as 'Spanish songs', 'Cantos del alma', 'Sinfona a Granada', 'My lonely garden', 'Madrigal and Five Sephardic Songs', 'Cienfuegos Concert'. ' or 'Dulcinea'.

I don't know write a be aware that isn’t Spanish and of my practically 30 works, all of them are in that line,” he told EFE in 2016 before the premiere at the Madrid Singing School of 'Aldonza y Alonso', which he wrote as a prologue to 'Dulcinea' inspired by the loves of his youth. by Don Quixote/Alonso Quijano with Dulcinea/Aldonza Lorenzo.

Then he expressed one of his last wishes professionals, that both pieces, “which couldn’t be extra Spanish”, had been carried out by the National Orchestra of Spain.