Jose Luis Estelles’ Blog

“… is now an accomplished soloist; the work gave him a chance to prominence, and he took advantage; his voice was expressive, sometimes ethereal. A happy interpretation of a genius work.”

Brahms | A. de Terán, Sta. Cruz de Tenerife | 1996

Clarinet Quintets, awarded with ‘Melómano de Oro’

CD ‘Clarinet Quintets’, recorded by José Luis Estellés and the Jousia Quartet for the label IBS Classical Gold, containing the quintets by W. A. Mozart and C. M. von Weber has been awarded with the “Melómano de Oro” by the specialised magazine MELÓMANO, in its march, 2016 edition.

Schumann’s Märchenerzählungen Lee-Estellés-Madzar

Estelles / JONDE. Nuria Núñez Hierro – Donde se forjan las quimeras

About Dove of Peace – Homage to Picasso

One immense white dove splashes with the rage of its mourning the ground”
Pablo Picasso, Poemas en prosa

About the new CD recording, Juan J. Colomer’s ‘Naturaleza humana’

A new CD conducted by José Luis Estellés, featuring three first world recordings of music by Juan J. Colomer. His true humility and artistic originality arouse unconditional gratitude in all of us who have had the pleasure to know him and perform his works.

New CD release, Gabriel Erkoreka music for VERSO

The new CD for the VERSO label (Contemporary & Spanish Music) has been already released. It contains a monographic program devoted to composer Gabriel Erkoreka (1969), in which I participate in collaboration with Trío Arbós. Please find more information on VERSO label’s web page.

A December afternoon

December. A quiet afternoon at home, compiling all the scores I have to conduct during the next six months: the composers William Walton , Arthur Bliss, Silvestre Revueltas, Miklós Rósza, Gustav Mahler, Javier Torres Maldonado, Igor Stravinsky, Harrison Birtwistle, Magnus Lindberg, Robert Schumann, Richard Strauss and Juan José Colomer are going to give me (are already giving me) good studying stuff and I hope to make some time soon to talk a little about it. […]

José Luis Estellés and Giancarlo Andretta in conversation

The City of Granada Orchestra is publishing some videos through which music followers can close-up the content of programmes, both works & composers and guest artists. This time I was invited to interview italian maestro Giancarlo Andretta.

A poetic look at life through music and friendship: Steven Nightingale

Today I write in my blog to refer to a poet, Steven Nightingale . And I’ll do it by presenting a poem published in his book of sonnets The Light in Them is Permanent (Black Rock Press, 2010) that I received as a gift through his autograph dedication.
Today I write in my blog to refer to a poet, Steven Nightingale . And I’ll do it by presenting a poem published in his book of sonnets The Light in Them is Permanent (Black Rock Press, 2010) that I received as a gift through his autograph dedication.
Since Steve began to live with his family in Granada’s Albayzin and even today, years after his return to the United States, I have been able to enjoy his friendship, his intelligent, sensitive and generous vision of different forms of life and arts. I also share with him the reasons that lead us to loving the place where we live and appreciate the intangibles of the everyday’s live.

Bártok Contrasts / Festival Turina 2011

3rd Chamber Music International Festival ‘Joaquín Turina’ Fundación Cajasol, Sala ‘Joaquín Turina’ 10.09.2011 José Luis Estellés, clarinet Gordan Nikoliç, violin Benedicte Palko, piano

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