Antonio Soler (Composer)
Born: 3rd December 1729, Olot, Spain
Died: 20th December 1783, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
Antonio Francisco Javier José Soler Ramos, usually known as Padre ('Father', in the religious sense) Antonio Soler, known in Catalan as Antoni Soler i Ramos was a Catalan Spanish composer whose works span the late Baroque and early Classical music eras. He is best known for his many mostly one-movement keyboard sonatas which constitute a very important, quite underrated, contribution to the harpsichord, fortepiano and organ repertoire.