Storm and Impulse - Sturm und Drang was an artistic movement which not only sought to move, touch and send a shiver down the spines of it's audience in all it's various manifestations, but also led to Romanticism, a movement which was to make it's mark on art worldwide. The Sturm und Drang movement was born in response to the dominant rationalism of the time, and advocated the supremacy of feelings, exalting the emotions. The pieces on this CD belong to the Romantic period and, like the works of the Sturm und Drang movement, they seek to transmit a strong emotional message encompassing desperation, sadness, pain, passion, love and hope. The works are mostly in minor keys, which naturally lend themselves to the expression of such feelings. The CD is an inner voyage towards the most important and moving moments in our lives. Aquiles Morales is a Mexican pianist. He studied in Paris at the École Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot where he obtained the diploma in 2004. He studied with Dusan Tadic and later with the soloist Françoise Parrot-Hanlet (former students of Alfred Cortot and Nikita Magaloff). In 2004 he was admitted in the École Nationale de Musique de Créteil where he carried out his specialization studies with the teacher Christophe Vautier, also participating in master classes with Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique (C.N.S.M.) teachers Jacques Rouvier and Prisca Benoît. In 2006 he recorded his first CD 32 Variations/Variations, and in 2009 [post] Sturm und Drang. He has appeared as a soloist and in chamber music groups in the most important concert halls in Mexico. He currently works as a teacher in the Escuela Superior de Música. In 2009 he began exploring new musical horizons conducting the Coro de la Escuela Superior de Música (Superior School of Music Choir). He participated in the last two jazz festivals of the Escuela Superior de Música, appearing as a soloist with the jazz band under the direction of the conductor Francisco Téllez. Last December he performed with the renowned conductor Arturo Enrique Diemecke.