Francisco Fleta Polo was born in 1931 in Barcelona. He attended the Barcelona Conservatory for Advanced Studies in Music where he obtained an advanced certificate in the Violin, Viola and Trumpet qualifications and trained as a Composer and Conductor.
He played the viola in the Symphonic orchestras of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona’s opera house (1961-64), RTVE, the Spanish state broadcasting company, (Madrid 1965-69) and the City of Barcelona (since 1970). He was selected for the post of Viola Professor at the Barcelona Conservatory for advanced studies in music in a national eliminatory exam.
Hi has a very wide catalogue of works for several instruments and instrumental ensembles which have played by several generations of students in the course of their music studies. These works were written with his students in mind. He has also composed works for orchestra including four symphonies; the second and the third were first played in public by the Barcelona Symphonic orchestra and the fourth by the Barcelona Municipal Band. His Sonata for the Viola op.69 was chosen to be played at the International Viola Congress in Illinois (USA). For his students he has designed a highly successful practical course for the Viola and Violin. Most of his works are edited by this company (Clivis Publicacions).
His music is rich in counterpoint and timbre effects which give it a very unique air of genius.
Sonata Concertant has been written by Fleta Polo for the truly essential string instruments: the violin and the viola. In this work, we find them together on an equal standing, with all their similarities and differences yet with the same essential discourse.
Following the principles that guide all Fleta’s works, the Sonata for Cello was written essentially to please the performer, with the conviction that if the player enjoyed performing it, then the audience would enjoy listening to it.
Fleta captures the public's attention to the use of all the resources of the viola with great skill, consistency and intelligence.
Fleta Polo has organised the Tema amb variacions in 10 issues, each one containing the piece and some of the variations. There are virtuoso, introspective, passionate, ethereal, vertical (with a display of chords) and horizontal pieces (with dialogues between the two hands), amongst others. A piece with great scope where Fleta shows that he is also a...
Tema amb Variacions by F. Fleta Polo is a piece that was originally written for the guitar and which later formed part of the author’s first symphony, which featured a piano concertante. The track is original and features five bars.
The piece Trio núm. 3 is rather lengthy and is playful with the tonalities of the three main instruments from the saxophone family: with the piano ever-present, the first movement requires an alto and a tenor saxophone, the second a tenor and a baritone, and the third a duet of altos.
Walzer per a dos violins was written in the 80s and is a piece of work laced with good humour.