The Museu de la Música acquires the Alonso-Llobet collection

The collection includes work and materials by such leading figures as Francesc Tàrrega, Andrés Segovia, Dionisio Aguado, Emili Pujol and Llobet himself, arranger and champion of the music of Isaac Albéniz and Enric Granados. 

The Museu de la Música de Barcelona has acquired the Fernando Alonso collection, which mainly includes the documentary and artistic collection of Miquel Llobet, as well as other documents, items and works of art related to the guitar.

This great collection complements the 18 guitars belonging to Llobet that are kept at the museum. It is the most important heritage collection related to the Catalan guitar of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and embraces materials linked to such figures as Francesc Tàrrega, Andrés Segovia, Dionisio Aguado, Emili Pujol, Enric Granados and Isaac Albéniz.

The Museu de la Música is finishing cataloguing the collection and is planning to digitise it so that it can be consulted online within about a year.

While this work is ongoing, visitors to the museum will be able to enjoy a small taster of the collection that has just arrived.

Until 17 January, Miquel Llobet, from Barcelona to the World, will be on display, an exhibition of graphic work, manuscripts and documents about Llobet's artistic environment and international dimension, set out in six showcases in the Catalan musicians room.

Miquel Llobet, from Barcelona to the World

Dates: 04/11/2015 to 17/01/2016

Venue: Museu de la Música de Barcelona

Price: general admission, 5 euros

More information at this link

Publication date: Tuesday, 03 November 2015
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