Luis de Pablo

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Luis de Pablo was a Spanish classical composer who provided works for symphonies, chamber orchestras, operas, choir and film over his long and successful career. He was born in Bilbao, Spain, and by age twelve was composing his own pieces. Among his influential teachers was the German composer Max Deutsch, who was like a second father to Luis. His first published compositions were collaborations with Maestro Deutsch, which was very meaningful to Luis. In 1953 he composed “Gárgolas” which was followed by a rich body of work that included “Sinfonias” in 1954, “Progressus” in 1959, “Glosa” in 1961 and “Cuatro Invenciones” published in 1969. His opera La Señorita Cristina made it's world premiere in 2001 at the Royal Theatre in Madrid. He passed away in Madrid in October 2021 at the age of 91.