Josep Soler i Sardà was born in Vilafranca del Penedès in 1935. His musical apprenticeship began here with Rosa Lara, and would continue in Paris with René Leibowitz (1960), and in Barcelona with Cristòfol Taltabull (1960-1964). He has received the “Montecarlo’s Opera Award” (1964), the “Ciutat de Barcelona Award”, twice (1962 and 1978), and the “13rd. Òscar Esplà Award”. His opera Edip and Yocasta premiered in the Gran Teatre del Liceu, in 1986.
In his works, very influenced by the music of Schönberg and Alban Berg, he generally uses the dodecaphonic technique in an expressionistic and impressionistic style, while at the same time becoming more austere and simple.
In the bibliographic world, Josep Soler has written numerous articles and books. From 1977 until 1982, he was a professor of History and Aesthetics at the Barcelona City’s Superior Music Conservatory, and until 1985, a music professor at the same institution. He is currently Director of the Badalona’s Professional Music Conservatory, and Numerary Academician of the Sant Jordi’s Royal Catalonian Academy of the Arts, in Barcelona.
Here, from the first strains, the undulating tempo of the double bass and the piano is driven by the constant instruction of the rubato.