Biography of Javier Alfonso (1904-1988)

Composer and pianist from Madrid, he/she studied at the Conservatory of his native city with José Tragó (piano), city of the field (composition) and B. Pérez Casas (direction). Later he/she continued his education in Paris with Alfred Cortot. Professor of piano at the Conservatory of Madrid, developed an extensive musical career as a concert pianist both in Spain and abroad, obtaining numerous national and international awards. He/She wrote the book essay on the transcendent technique of piano. His works include children's scenes (1924); Concierto-Fantasia (1939, piano soloist), variations on a theme of Castilian (1940) and five Castilian folk songs (1955, sop and p).