Luis Cobos is a Spanish composer, conductor and musician. He is chairman of the management entity performers (AIE) and the Chairman of the Board of the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. He was married to the singer Ángel (Spanish singer).[1]

Contents Edit


  • 1 Career
  • 2 Discography
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Career[edit] Edit

Cobos joint The Philharmonic Beethoven in the late 1960s among several rock connections which he released several singles labelled by Fonomusic. Cobos big break came in 1982 when he recorded his first studio album Zarzuela at Abbey Road Studios with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Following the release of Zarzuela, Cobos released his second studio album in 1983 Sol y sombra followed by Mexicano which was released in 1984. He also collaborated with the albumsMecano and ¿Dónde está el país de las hadas?. His following singles reached the top of the charts: "Capriccio russo" (1986), "Tempo d'Italia" (1987) and "Vienna Concerto" (1989).[which?] In addition, his music reached the charts in the United Kingdom, France, Finland, Belgium, Germany, Argentina and Portugal.[2] His 1990 album, Opera Extravaganza reached number 72 in the UK Albums Chart, whilst his single release, "Nessun Dorma from 'Turandot'" (featuring Plácido Domingo), peaked at number 59 in the UK Singles Chart later the same year.[3]

As a conductor Cobos conducted national orchestra's which included the RAI National Symphony Orchestra, RTVE Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Symphony. He also collaborated with various tenors including Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Julio Iglesias, Ana Belén, Isabel Pantoja, Mónica Naranjo and Joaquín Sabina.

In 1998, Cobos published his biography, La danza de los corceles (The Dance of the Horses).

Discography[edit] Edit

  • Zarzuela (1982)
  • Sol y sombra (1983)
  • Mexicano (1984)
  • Más Zarzuela (1985)
  • Capriccio ruso (1986)
  • Olympus (1986)
  • Tempo d'Italia (1987)
  • Vienna Concerto (1988)
  • Opera Magna (1989)
  • Suite 1700 (1990)
  • Viento del Sur (1993)
  • Oscars (1994)
  • Amor (1997)
  • La danza de los corceles (1998)
  • ¡Viva México! (2000)
  • Encantados (2008)
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