2021-03-17 – 22:35 h
(Teruel, 19 May 1933 – Madrid, 17 March 2021)
The Spanish composer Antón García Abril, died today, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in Madrid (Spain) at the age of 87, after several days in hospital battling the coronavirus.
With more than 200 titles to his credit, he was especially known for his prolific work for the Spanish cinema of the 60s, 70s and 80s, with mythical films such as ‘Sor Citroen’, ‘¡Vente a Alemania, Pepe! ‘, ‘El señor está servido’, ‘Los santos inocentes’, ‘Abuelo made in Spain’, ‘La Colmena’ or ‘El Crimen de Cuenca’, and TV series such as ‘El Hombre y la Tierra’, ‘Fortunata y Jacinta’, ‘Anillos de Oro’, ‘Ramón y Cajal’ or ‘Brigada Central’.
In addition, Antón García Abril leaves an extensive legacy outside the audiovisual world, covering a multitude of genres and musical forms, such as opera, ballet, cantatas, chamber music and symphony orchestra, concerts for solo instruments and orchestra, or song cycles inspired by Spanish poets among many others.