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Francisco Guerrero

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Seville, Spain (1528 – 1599)

There are two Spanish composers with the name Francisco Guerrero, one from the twentieth century (1951 - 1997), and another from the Renaissance (1528-1599). The first bio is for the twentieth century composer, and the second one is for the Renaissance one.

Francisco Guerrero (1951-1997)

The music of Francisco Guerrero claims our attention, above all, for its inner strength and for a personal energy that reflects the independent stance maintained by the composer throughout his life. Firmly convinced that art embodies the capacity for strong, organic expression, Guerrero undertook a type of research in which compositional rigour walked hand in hand with the demands of a passionate spirit. His was a passion for knowledge, experimentation and exploration of sound to its ultimate consequences. From these stimuli arose the need for profound contact with the various disciplines of knowledge (including mathematics, architecture, physics and computer science, among others), which led him to seek compositional unity on increasingly subtle planes and to consider the sound event in a “global” framework, with a new control over the building blocks of sound.

Equally comfortable with orchestral and chamber, instrumental and vocal music, Guerrero left a small but widely varied catalogue. Our only cause for regret might be the absence of an opera: Morte della Papessa Giovanna - a project Guerrero nurtured throughout his life but never found the opportunity to bring to fruition. His style was clearly defined from the outset.

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  • GiaNXGX

    can't find any releases from the renaissance composer. [2]

    8 May 2013 Reply
  • bloodmaw

    the modern composer is fantastic

    25 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Mercenarion

    The Complete Orchestral Works is beyond words.

    7 Apr 2012 Reply
  • johnstrieder

    Sáhara: One of the best works of the 20th century.

    8 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Killer_Artist

    I like Gary Oldman better

    14 Nov 2010 Reply
  • insomniacme

    can't find any releases from the renaissance composer.

    15 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Bbmixx

    I've taken the risk to add a rather wordy description of 20th century composer in English. Hope you'll find it useful.

    7 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Luuttuaja

    There can't be Spanish in the English language biography. Please, somebody translate the biography of the 20th century composer to English.

    19 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Aeroaviones

    I put up the note to differentiate, but I don't know how to get rid of the factbox. It may add some confusion still.

    29 Nov 2008 Reply
  • alleseter

    Yes, except that they're both called Francisco!

    16 Sep 2007 Reply

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