Spanish conductor and composer Rafael Frühbeck was born at Burgos on 15 September 1933, and studied initially in Bilbao and Madrid, and then conducting at Munich's Hochschule für Musik.
His long international career included positions in Berlin, Montreal, Bilbao, Vienna, Washington, Tokyo, Turin, Dresden, Cincinnati and Copenhagen. He was also known for conducting and recording zarzuela, and for his recordings of Albeniz, Bizet, Falla, Orff, Mendelssohn, Menotti and Mozart.
Frühbeck de Burgos died in Pamplona on 11 June 2014, aged eighty.
Ensemble. Brisk Ebullience - Lawrence Budmen sends a second report from this summer's Tanglewood Festival
Ensemble. A Real Barnburner - Another report from this summer's Tanglewood Festival, by Lawrence Budmen
Ensemble. A Special Performance - Beethoven and Brahms from Pittsburgh, enjoyed by Kelly Ferjutz