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Works for instrumental ensemble: For four instruments

Aura (1968) 16´

String quartet.

Premiere: Gaudeamus Festival Geertekerk, Utrecht (Netherlands), 7.IX.1969. Gaudeamus Kwartet.

Dedicated to Ricardo Bellés.

Gaudeamus Foundation Prize, Honour Prize from the Sixth Paris Biennale (France).

Recordings: RNE-NOS –SDR-SRF–SSR. LP: Hispavox. CD: Col-Legno


Rosa-Rosae (1968-1969) 18´

Flute, clarinet, violin and cello (visual version with light sculptures by Lugán).

Premiere: Teatro Tívoli, Lisbon (Portugal), 30.X.1969. Grupo Koan. Conductor: Tomás Marco.

Dedicated to María Rosa Cepero.

Recordings: RNE-RDP–SRF. LP: Hispavox. LP: MEC-Hispavox

Score: Salabert


Torner (1977) 10´

Harpsichord (or piano), violin, viola and cello.

Premiere: Musée Guimet de Paris (France), 7.II.1978. Elisabeth Chojnacka, harpsichord and the Trio de Paris.

Commissioned by the Association pour la Collaboration des Interprètes et Compositeurs (ACIC).

Dedicated to Gustavo Torner.

Recordings: RNE. LP: Acse-Movieplay. CD: ADDA

Score: EMEC


Tartessos (1979) 12´

4 percussionists.

Premiere: Lope de Vega Theater, Seville (Spain), 4.II.1980. Grupo de Percusión de Madrid. Conductor: José Luis Temes.

Commissioned by Radio France.

Dedicated to José Luis Temes and the Madrid Percussion Group.

Recordings: RNE-SRF


Espejo Desierto (1987) 14´

(Deserted Mirror)

String Quartet.

Premiere: Salle André Malraux, Bordeaux (France), 7.XII.1987. Cuarteto Arcana.

Commissioned by the Juan March Foundation, Madrid.

Dedicated to the Arcana Quartet.

Recordings: RNE-SRF. CD: Disques Montaigne. CD: Col Legno


Paraíso Mecánico (1988) 12´

(Mechanical Paradise)

4 saxophones.

Premiere: Boulogne sur Seine (France), 17.XII.1988. Quatuor Delangle.

Dedicated to Claude Delangle.

Recordings: RNE-SRF. CD: RTVE

Score: Henri Lemoine


Anatomía fractal de los ángeles (Cuarteto No. 3) (1993) 14´

(Fractal anatomy of angels - Quartet No. 3)

String Quartet.

Premiere: Almeida Theatre, London (U. K.), 27.III.1994. Brindisi Quartet.

Commissioned by the Ministry of Culture for the Spanish Arts Festival.

Dedicated to Cristina González del Rivero.

Recordings: RNE


Arboreal (Concierto armónico No. 2) (1993-1994) 12´

(Arboreal – Armonic concert No. 2)

4 guitars.

Premiere: Gran Teatro, Córdoba (Spain), 4.VII.1994. Cuarteto Asti.

Dedicated to Angelo Gilardino and the Asti Quartet.

Recordings: RNE

Score: Berben


Octopussy (1994) 10´

4 pianos or 2 pianos for eight hands.

Premiere: Fossano (Italy), 4.VI.1997. Insieme Pianistico Italiano.

Dedicated to the Italian Piano Ensemble.

Score: Danbert


Cuarteto No. 4 (Los desastres de la guerra) (1996) 15´

(Quartet No. 4 - The disasters of war)

String Quartet.

Premiere: Bien Aparecida, Santander (Spain), 24.VIII.1996. Cuarteto Paul Klee.

Commissioned by Santander International Festival.

Dedicated to José Luis Ocejo.

Recordings: RNE. CD: Col legno


Tercer Espejo de Falla (1996) 12´

(Falla´s Third Mirror)

4 clarinets alternating with 4 basset horns.

Premiere: Juan March Foundation, Madrid (Spain), 29.I.2000. Cuarteto Manuel de Falla.

Dedicated to Adolfo Garcés and the Manuel de Falla Quartet.

Recordings: RNE


Mareas de cristal (1999) 15´

(Crystal Tides)

Violin, cello, piano and percussion (silent instruments, possible with normal instruments).

Premiere: 48th Santander International Festival, Santander Cathedral (Spain), 13.VIII.1999. Trio Mompou and Juanjo Guillem.

Commissioned by the Hazen Foundation.

Dedicated to Leopoldo Hontañón.

Recordings: RNE


Resonantes fanfarrias del mar (Quartet with piano) (2003) 14´

(Resonant fanfares of the sea)

Violin, viola, cello and piano.

Premiere: Auditorio Nacional, Madrid (Spain), 16.VI.2004. Trio Mompou and Emilio Mateu, viola.

Dedicated to José Luis Ocejo on his 25th anniversary as director of FIS.


Cuarteto No. 5 (Memorial del olvido) (2007) 15´

(Quartet No. 5 - Memorial to Oblivion)

String quartet.

Premiere: Santander (Spain), 26.VII.2009. Cuarteto Albéniz.

Commissioned by the Albéniz Foundation.

Dedicated to Paloma O'Shea.


Siete Rubayats (2008) 10'

(Seven Rubayats)

Cello and flute, oboe, clarinet.

Premiere: Madrid (Spain), 21.XI.2008. (Adolfo Salazar Conservatory Lecturers).

Dedicated to the memory of Adolfo Salazar.

Recordings: RNE

Cuarteto n.6 (Gaia´s song) (2011) 15´

(Quartet n.6-Gaia´s song)

String Quartet

Premiere: Madrid (Spain) National Auditorium  14.I.2012  Arditti Strinbg Quartet

Comissioned by National Center of Musical Disemination

Dedicated to Alfonso Aijón in his 80 aniversary

Silabario de Babel (2012) 17´

(Babel´s Syllabary)

Flute,clarinet (bass clarinet) Alt Saxophon (tenor), piano

Premiere :Tres Cantos Festival (Spain) 14.X.2012.. Nuevo Ensemble de Segovia.Conductor: Flores Chaviano

Dedicated to Flores Chaviano and Nuevo Ensemble de Segovia.

Paraíso Danzante (2017) 10´

(Dancing Paradise)

Saxophons Quartet

Premiere: Castilla Theatre, Arévalo (Spain) 8.X.2017.Sax Ensemble

Dedicated to Sax Ensemble

Cuarteto n.7, Primus Circumdediste me (2018)

(Quartet n.7.Primus circumdediste me)

String quartet

Commissioned by the National Heritage from Spain for the Stradivarius Instruments of the Madrid´s Royal Palace

Premier: Madrid´s Royal Palace. 28.V.2019. Cuarteto Latinoamericano