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Enric Granados, the musician who created Catalonia’s modern piano school

13 May, 2016 | Barcelona People, Unknown City | Post a comment
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On 24 March 1916 the pianist Enric Granados died in the English Channel. The ship he was travelling on, the Sussex, was torpedoed by a German submarine. News of his disappearance shocked the cultural and musical world, not only in Barcelona and Catalonia, but also around the globe. To mark the centenary of his death, the foyer at the Palau de la Música is presenting a display of documents, most … Read more…

Apel·les Mestres, grand creator and multifaceted author

15 June, 2015 | Barcelona People, Unknown City | Post a comment
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Artist, writer, poet, theatrical author, graphic designer, musician, multifaceted artist and multifaceted person, Apel·les Mestres stands out for his work in manual arts and the literary and musical spheres. He is one of the grand names in Catalan culture from a large chunk of the 19th century and the first third of the 20th century and though he was valued and appreciated during his time, he ended up quite overlooked … Read more…

Amadeu Vives, the founder of the Orfeó Català who triumphed in Madrid

19 May, 2015 | Barcelona People, Unknown City | Post a comment
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The Orfeó Català choral society is a benchmark musical institution in Catalonia. It was founded in 1891 by two young friends full of enthusiasm for music, Lluís Millet and Amadeu Vives. A few years later, the latter decided to focus his professional activity on composing and gave up the posts he occupied in the choral society, staying on simply as a patron and member. This decision didn’t affect the friendship, … Read more…

Music descends on the city’s parks during the summer evenings

9 July, 2013 | Networking, News, Your City Council | Post a comment
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Listening to classical music or jazz, surrounded by trees and plants as the sun sets and the twilight takes over, before the artificial lights go on. This is the Music in the Parks offering, which is back in town until 30 August. The programme, which started on 2 June, features a total of 49 free concerts in 27 of the city’s venues, in parks and gardens in every district. Anyone … Read more…

Miscelanea: five years supporting contemporary artistic creation

28 February, 2012 | Unknown City | Post a comment
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Miscelanea is a multidisciplinary art centre which celebrated its fifth anniversary this year. It lies in the heart of Raval, at Carrer Guàrdia, 10. and has been supporting contemporary artistic creations ever since it first opened. It works with the city’s emerging art scene but also holds workshops, concerts, presentations and exhibitions, along with other activities. The disciplines it offers centre on design, illustration and audiovisual creation. The entrance to … Read more…