Antonio Soler

po_soler-antonioAntonio Francisco Javier José Soler Ramos, usually known as Padre (‘Father’, in the religious sense) Antonio Soler, known in Catalan as Antoni Soler i Ramos (baptized December 3, 1729 – died December 20, 1783) was a Spanish composer whose works span the late Baroque and early Classical music eras.

Soler is best known for his keyboard sonatas, an important contribution to the harpsichord, fortepiano and organ repertoire.