Miguel del Águila

Recordings

“A terrific composer! His Conga-Line in Hell is one of my favorite pieces!
David Stock, composer conductor PNME (Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble)

“This excitement from a young, powerful composer keeps classical music in full motion, even in the 21st century” Dulluth Reader

“The opening section… scarcely prepared the listener for the second half. Here, the music dropped in both tempo and volume to create an incredible atmosphere, almost diametrically opposed to the first. I was absolutely mesmerized by this, so much so that I stopped what I was doing and just listened hard, absorbing it all in. Quite exquisite!” – Lyn Bayley, The Art Music Lounge Online Journal

Upcoming Releases

Miguel del Aguila Piano Quintets Cuarteto Latinoamericano Sally Pinkas CD cover

Miguel del Aguila Piano Quintets

Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Sally Pinkas, piano


Works:
Concierto en Tango – for piano and string quartet
Boliviana – for piano and string quartet
Tamboreño – for piano and string quartet

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Augusta Symphony Orchestra conductor Dirk Meyer announces season and upcoming CD of orchestra works by American composer Miguel del Aguila with violinist Guillermo Figueroa Zuill Bailey

Orchestra Works by Miguel del Aguila

Orchestra Works by Miguel del Aguila
Augusta Symphony Orchestra
Dirk Meyer, conductor
Guillermo Figueroa, violin

Work:
Violin Concerto
The Fall of Cuzco
Tensando
The Giant Guitar
Salon Buenos Aires

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Norwegian Radio Orchestra Miguel Harth-Bedoya conductor Miguel del Aguila Naxos CD The Giant Guitar composer Journeys Orchestral Music from Five Continents Norway Oslo Kringkastingsorkestret KORK NRK Europe 2021 release american music classical contemporary komponist  amerikansk moderne klassisk musikk  latinoamericano latin

Benjamín Harris - Miguel del Aguila Chamber Music for Double Bass

Label TBD
Benjamín Harris, Double Bass
Francisco L. de Guevara|Aisha Corona, violin
Christine Lamprea, cello – Lenka Smolkakova,
flute – Jan Bratos, piano

Works:
Malambo – for flute bass and piano
Silence – for bass and piano
Tensando – for violin bass and piano
Presto a Dos – for cello and bass
Luces Ausentes – for flute, violin and bass
Cutting Limes – for solo violin
Invisibles – for solo piano

CD release: late 2021

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2021 Releases

Norwegian Radio Orchestra Miguel Harth-Bedoya conductor Miguel del Aguila Naxos CD The Giant Guitar composer Journeys Orchestral Music from Five Continents Norway Oslo Kringkastingsorkestret KORK NRK Europe 2021 release american music classical contemporary komponist  amerikansk moderne klassisk musikk  latinoamericano latin

Journeys - Norwegian Radio Ochestra

Naxos CD
Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor

Works:
The Giant Guitar – for orchestra

CD release: 2/26/2021. Click link to pre-order

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Augusta Symphony Orchestra conductor Dirk Meyer announces season and upcoming CD of orchestra works by American composer Miguel del Aguila with violinist Guillermo Figueroa Zuill Bailey

Tierras Juntas

Ibero American Music for Double Quartet
Aria Classics Release: 05/14/2021 Barcode:8424295371928
Cuarteto Latinoamericano
EntreQuatre Guitar Quartet


Work:
Presto a Ocho
– for double quartet

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Available Recordings

Salón Buenos Aires

Bridge Records CD 9302
Camerata San Antonio
2010 Grammy nominated for best Classical Album, and best Contemporary Classical Composition

Works:
Charango Capriccioso – for piano and string quartet
Presto II – for string quartet
Salon Buenos Aires – for chamber ensemble
Life is a Dream – for string quartet
Clocks – for piano and string quartet

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Built for Buffalo

Beau Fleuve / BPO Label
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Roman Mekinulov, cello
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
2015 Grammy nominated for Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Work:
Concierto en Tango
for solo cello and orchestra

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Havana Moon

Steinway & Sons Catalogue #: STNS30052
TransAtlantic Ensemble
Mariam Adam, clarinet
Evelyn Ulex, piano
Works:
Silence – for clarinet and piano
Tango Trio – for violin, clarinet and piano
Nocturne – for solo piano

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Orion Nocturne

Albany Records ASIN: B07FCQRFZ8
Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Johanna Cox Pennington, English Horn
Work:
Broken Rondo (Rondó Roto)
Concerto for English horn and orchestra

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Del Caribe Soy

Naxos (CD 8579016)
Nestor Torres, flute
Miguel del Aguila, piano
Work:
Miami Flute Suite – for flute and piano

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Garden of Joys and Sorrows

Bridge Records (CD 9472)
Hat Trick Ensemble
Work:
Submerged – for flute, viola and harp

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Th. Berger - Miguel del Aguila

Albany Records CD: TROY066
American Music Ensemble Vienna
Wenzel Fuchs, clarinet
Hobart Earle, conductor
Judith Farmer, bassoon
Works:
Clarinet Concerto – for clarinet and orchestra
Herbsttag –  for flute, bassoon and harp
Hexen – for bassoon and string orchestra

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Summer Song

Profil  DDD – CD: 8977712
Katsuya Watanabe / David Johnson
Works:
Summer Song – for oboe and piano

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Clocks

Hoot/Wisdom Recordings, FAU
Piano Quintets of the Americas
Cuarteto Latinoamericano / H. Coltman
Works:
Charango Capriccioso
Clocks – for piano and string quartet
2010 Grammy nominated for best Contemporary Classical Composition

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Serenata Latina

Elias Duo CD: 700261477145
Released 2019
Elias Duo
Carlos Elias, violin
Andrea Arese-Elias, piano
Works:
Silence – for violin and piano

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Silence

Javier Vinasco CD: 195079615979
Javier Vinasco, clarinet
Miguel del Aguila, piano
Released 2020
Works:
Silence – for clarinet and piano
Pacific Serenade – for clarinet and piano
Islamorada – for piano
Milonga – for clarinet and piano
Seducción – for clarinet and piano
Estudio Rítmico – for clarinet solo
Malambo – for clarinet and piano

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Miguel del Aguila - Piano Works

Miguel del Aguila CD:
Upcoming 2020 release

Miguel del Aguila, piano
Works:
Conga – for piano
Nocturne – for piano
Toccata – for piano
Music in a Bottle – for piano
Piano Sonata No.2 – for piano
Islamorada – for piano
Vals Brutal – for piano

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Carte Postale

Naxos/Atma Classique ACD2 2502
Quatour Alcan
Works:
Presto II – for string quartet

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De Europa a las Américas

EAFIT University Recording, Colombia
Trio Acuarimántima
Work:
Disagree! – for clarinet viola and piano

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Latinoamericana

Modica Music
The Annex Quartet
Work:
Presto II – for string quartet

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Piano Dance

Telarc CD: 80549
Gloria Cheng, piano
Works:
Conga – for solo piano

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Discoveries

20th Century Music for Wind Quintet
Helicon Records HE1030
Borealis Wind Quintet
Works:
Wind Quintet No.2

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Refuge

Albany Records (Troy CD 1484)
The Divan Consort
Work:
Seducción – for flute clarinet and piano

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Conga-Line in Hell

Dorian CD: DOR93230
Camerata de las Americas
Joel Sachs cond. /  Duane Cochran piano
Works:
Conga-Line in Hell –  for chamber ensemble

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Crossing America

Eroica Classical Recordings CD JDT 3469
TransAtlantic Ensemble
Mariam Adams, clarinet / Evelyn Ulex, piano
Works:
Pacific Serenade – for Clarinet and Piano

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Eco de Violin

IUMusic-LAMC Recording
Colin Sorgi, violin / Jooeun Pak, piano
Works:
Seducción – for violin and piano

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4+1 Contemporary Music for String Quartet

Universidad EAFIT Recordings
Javier Asdrúbal Vinasco, clarinet
Cuarteto Q-Arte
Works:
Pacific Serenade – for clarinet and string quartet

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Nostalgica

Centaur Records CD: CRC2564
Barrick Stees bassoon / Randall Fusco, piano
The Arianna String Quartet
Works:
Nostalgica – for bassoon and string quartet
Sunset Song  – for bassoon and piano

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Latin Perspective

Cubafilin Records Ltd. / state 51 (UK
Santiago String Quartet
Works:
Presto II – for string quartet

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Border Crossings

Pacific Serenades Recordings CD: 06132-3
Gary Gray, clarinet / Pacific Serenade Ensemble
Works:
Pacific Serenade – for clarinet and string quartet

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Conga-Line in Hell

Redwood Recordings
Redwood Symphony Orchestra
Eric Kujawsky, cond.
Works:
Conga –  for orchestra

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Seducción

Albany Records (Troy CD 1727)
Stephanie Jutt, flute
Orlando Pimentel, Clarinet
Elena Abend, piano
Works:
Seducción – for flute, clarinet and piano

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Latin American Piano Trios

Centaur Records CRC3336
Arcos Trio
Work:
Tango Trio – for violin, cello and piano

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Arpassión

Suisa/TrioCorda Recording
TrioCorda Harp Trio Zurich
Works
Sumergida – for three harps

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Oboe on the Road

Centaur Records CRC2451
Mark Weiger oboe / Robert Conway piano
(older first version)
Works:
Summersong – for oboe and piano

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Esprits Nomades

White Records CD:
USHM81880319 – ASIN B07H3F5XJ9
Released 2018
Trio Manestri

Work:
Seducción – for violin, flute and piano

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20th Century Dances

Scotwood Music – USA
James Miltenberger, piano
Works:
Music in a Bottle – for solo piano
Conga – for solo piano

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Exchange Latin America

New World Records CRI CD: 848
Gary Gray, clarinet
Pacific Serenade Ensemble
Works:
Pacific Serenade – for clarinet and string quartet

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Permanent Transitions

Metro Records CD: MCD59601
Matthew Greif, guitar
Works:
Tennessee – for solo guitar

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Piano Music of the Americas

ACA Digital Recordings CD: CM20021-21
James Miltenberger, piano
Works:
Piano Sonata No.2 – for solo piano

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Four for Tango

New Albion NA100CD
Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Works:
Presto II – for string quartet

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El Tiempo

Global Entertainment  Mexico GECDI4111
Onix Ensemble
Alejandro Escuer conductor and Flute
Mauricio Nader, piano
Works:
Clocks – for piano and string quartet
2010 Grammy nominated for best best Contemporary Classical Composition

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From the Americas

Rebeat Digital, Austria – Tango Malambo
TransAtlantic Ensemble
Mariam Adam, Clarinet / Evelyn Ulex, piano
Works:
Pacific Serenade – for clarinet and piano

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East Meets West

SONY Austria/ORF LID19924
Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra
Hobart Earle, cond.
Works:
Toccata – for orchestra

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Life is a Dream

Madison String Quartet Recording
Madison String Quartet
Works:
Life is a Dream – for string quartet
Presto II – for string quartet

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KaleidosCoping

Equilibrium Recordings CD IQ148
Michael Gordon, flute
Celeste Johnson, oboe
Sean Chen, piano
Works:
Seduction Dance – for flute, oboe and piano

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My Song in the Night

Faye Dumont Singers Release
Melbourne Women’s Choir
Works:
Ave Maria – for chorus and piano

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Mi Chelada

Urtext Digital Classics – Mexico
Alvaro Bitran, cello
Works:
The Day After – for eight (or four) cellos

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Cello Innovations

Centaur Records CD: 3623
Ashley Sandor Sidon /Erik Anderson
Jesús Morales, cellos
Works:
Procesión de Locos  – for four cellos

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Batata-Coco

Conaculta – Mexico
Camerata de las Americas
Joel Sachs, conductor / Duane Cochran piano
Works:
Conga-Line in Hell – for chamber ensemble

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Arrivals and Departures

Mark Records CD ASIN: B07G1WXT63
Lyrique Quintette
Works
Wind Quintet No.3
(older first version)

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Soaring Solo

MSR Classics
Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, violin
Works:
Cutting Limes – for solo violin
(older first version)

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Marinka Brecelj Harpsichord

KKM  Vienna – Austria CD 3032-2
Marinka Brecelj, harpsichord
Works:
Toccata – for solo harpsichord
Cuadros de America – for solo harpsichord

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Laberintos

Australian National University ANCLAS Recording
Duo Deconet
Henry Avila, violin / Irma Enriquez, piano
Works:
Seducción – for violin and piano

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Miguel del Aguila 2021 Composer in Residence
Danish Chamber Players /Ensemble Storstrøm

Miguel del Aguila 2020 Composer in Residence
Orchestra of the Americas Carlos Miguel Prieto conductor

Miguel del Águila on YouTube

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Three-time Grammy nominated American composer Miguel del Aguila was born in Uruguay. In over 130 works that combine drama, driving rhythms and nostalgic nods to his South American roots, he has established himself among the most distinctive and highly regarded composers of his generation. His music, which enjoys over 200 performances yearly, has been hailed as “brilliant and witty" (New York Times), “sonically dazzling” (LATimes) and “expressive and dramatic” (American Record Guide).

He is 2021 composer in residence with Danish Chamber Players/Ensemble Storstrøm, after residences with Orchestra of the AmericasNew Mexico Symph, Fresh Ink, CTSummerfest, Talis, and Chautauqua. 2021 commissions include works for Cuarteto LatinoamericanoEroica Trio and Fivebyfive. He was honored with 3 Latin Grammy nominationsKennedy Center Friedheim AwardNew Music USA/Music AliveMagnum Opus Award,  Lancaster Symph. Composer of the Year, and Copland Foundation among others.

His music has international appeal and presence with performances by over 100 orchestras, thousands of ensembles and 51 CD recordings. This list includes Royal Liverpool PhilWelsh BBCNorwegian Radio Orch, Brandenburgisches StaatsorchesterKiev, Odessa, Heidelberg, MexicoBuffalo and Louisiana philharmonics;  TorontoNashvilleSeattleAlbanySan Antonio, Long BeachFort WorthSanta Barbara, SarasotaCodartsCaracas, Puerto Rico and Sao Paulo symphonies. Artists who perform his works include JoAnn Falletta, Giancarlo Guerrero, Marin Alsop, Carlos Miguel PrietoLukas Foss, Gerard Schwarz, Jorge Mester, Guillermo Figueroa, David Allan Miller, Miguel Harth-BedoyaAndrew Litton, Eckart Preu and Jose AreanLA Chamber OrchestraSphinxVirtuosi, Windscape, PNME, SOLI, Chicago Phil.Ch.Players, MACE, New Juilliard EnsPhiladelphia Ch.Ens, Collegium Novum Zürich, Kammerensemble Classic, Imani, FifthHouse, Invoke, Pacifica, and Verona quartets.

New/upcoming releases of his works include CDs by Norwegian Radio OrchLouisiana Phil, Augusta SymphCuarteto Latinoamericano and Eroica Trio, on Naxos, Albany, Bridge and Centaur. Festival performances include Aspen, Breckenridge, Cabrillo, Ravinia, Oregon Bach Festival, Minnesota Orch.Sommerfest, Saarburg, Music in the VineyardsFocus! Bregenz Festspiele, Wiener Festwochen Budapest Spring,  CervantinoSan Miguel de AllendePrague Spring.

A sought after guest lecturer, he also serves on Barlow Endowment’s Board of Advisors. He's published by Peermusic, Presser and self-published. After graduating from San Francisco Conservatory he studied at Vienna's Universität für Musik un Darstellende Kunst. Early premieres in Musikverein and Konzerthaus were followed by Carnegie Recital Hall and Lukas Foss/Brooklyn Philharmonic concerts. Soon after his US return LATimes praised him as "one of the West Coast's most promising and enterprising young composers" and San Antonio Express-News as “One of the more intriguing compositional voices to come along in recent years“. He currently lives in Seattle.

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