Enric Morera: putting music to modernisme, at Biblioteca de Catalunya

One of the most important creative talents in Catalan music at the turn of the 20th century

We’d like to recommend an exhibition on one of the most important Catalan creative talents of the turn of the 20th century. A committed supporter of both Catalan modernism and nationalism, Enric Morera devoted a large part of his oeuvre to Neo-Romantic  aesthetics, adding to the wave in choral music initiated by Josep Anselm Clavé. His works reflects his complicity with composers like Isaac Albéniz and Enric Granados, with whom he shared the planning and creation of the Teatre Líric Català, as well as the influence of his masters Felip Pedrell, Carles G. Vidiella and Ernesto Cioffi. Furthermore, his collaboration with well-known contemporary writers, including Àngel Guimerà, Víctor Balaguer, Josep Carner, Ignasi Iglesias, Apel·les Mestres and Santiago Rusiñol, lyrical work, and with Joan Maragall, Emili Guanyabéns, Josep Maria de Sagarra and Joan Llongueras in vocal and choral music, place him in the vanguard of his musical times.

His work comprises practically all of the musical genres, from choral pieces to sardanas. Of special interest are his choral versions of popular Catalan songs and, in this exhibition, you’ll find a good selection, taken from the Fons Enric Morera of the Biblioteca de Catalunya. Divided into three areas, the exhibition illustrates the fact that, beyond his importance in the world of the sardana, Morera was a versatile and prolific composer who became a major figure in Catalan music. The exhibition can be seen until the 12th of April at the Biblioteca de Catalunya, from Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm and on Saturday, 9am to 2pm.

 

Enric Morera: putting music to modernisme

When: Until 12 April
Where: Biblioteca de Catalunya
Additional information is available here.

Publication date: Tuesday, 22 March 2016
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