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A photo showing the building work, which can be seen in the exhibition

110 years of history of the Palau de la Música in an exhibition

The exhibition can be seen in the Foyer of the Domènech i Montaner-designed building until 15 May.

If we did a survey of Barcelona residents in which they had to name three Catalan modernist buildings in the city, we feel sure that the Palau de la Música would appear among most of the answers. The concert hall was designed by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner and constructed between 1905 and 1908. It first opened its doors 110 years ago and over that time famous musicians from all over the world have appeared on its stage. The building was commissioned by the Orfeó Català, a choir that was founded in 1891 by Lluís Millet and Amadeu Vives. An exhibition inaugurated on 6 March, which can be seen in the Foyer of the Palau until 15 May, is commemorating the building’s anniversary and provides information on its construction and the restoration work that has been carried out over the years.

The exhibition, which is titled The construction of the Palau de la Música Catalana and its preservation. 110 years of history (1908-2018) is an initiative by the Orfeó Català Documentation Centre (CEDOC), with support and collaboration from the Doctor in the History of Art Mireia Freixa and from other specialists linked to the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). The visitor will find numerous old photographs, press documents, correspondence and even contracts and bills related to the building and restoration work. Most of these items are on display here for the first time.

Additional information can be found at the following link.

Publication date: Thursday, 08 March 2018
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