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ALBÉNIZ, Isaac

Camprodon (Girona) 1860- Cambo-les-Bains 1909

Though celebrated as a composer for the piano, Isaac Albéniz by no means confined himself to piano music. Indeed he devoted more than a decade of his almost forty-nine years to writing music for the stage (which only until recently has received significant attention with major performances and recordings), while intermittently throughout his career he wrote songs - more than two dozen of them -as well as several orchestral and chamber works.Born in Camprodón, Gerona on 29 May 1860, Albéniz began life as a prodigy and after many adventurous concert tours that took him as far away from home as the... [+]

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BACH, Johann Sebastian

Eisenach 1685- Leipzig 1750

He was a composer, organist, harpsichordist, violinist, violist, chapel master and German singer of Baroque music, the most important member of one of the most outstanding families of musicians in history, with more than 35 famous composers and many outstanding interpreters. His reputation as an organist and harpsichord player was legendary, famed throughout Europe for his great technique and ability to improvise keyboard music. Apart from the organ and the harpsichord, he also played the violin and the viola da gamba. His prolific work is considered the peak of Baroque music; it emphasizes in her... [+]

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CASALS, Pau

El Vendrell (Tarragona) 1876- San Juan de Puerto Rico 1973

http://www.paucasals.org

Pau Casals has been one of the best cellists of the 20th century, internationally renowned as one of the best performers and conductors of his time. Born in El Vendrell on December 29, 1876, he has shown great sensitivity to music since childhood. His father, also a musician, transmitted his first musical knowledge, which Pau Casals expanded with studies in Barcelona and Madrid. With only twenty-three years, he began his professional career and acted as an interpreter in the best auditoriums in the world. As an interpreter, he brought innovative changes in the execution of the cello, introducing new... [+]

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CERVELLÓ, Jordi

Barcelona 1935

https://jordicervellogarriga.wordpress.com

Born in Barcelona in 1935, Jordi Cervelló began his contact with music through the violin (by the hand of the unforgettable Joan Massià and Rosa García Fària, Franco Tufari and Eugen Prokop) instrument of which he is a qualified pedagogue. He studied composition with Josep Maria Roma and deepened his creative vocation through various relationships and self-taught experiences. The identification with the violin inspired a substantial part of his work, a fact that does not exclude a considerable symphonic production, spread in the main European cities, in the USA and in Israel, by prestigious state... [+]

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GUINOVART, Albert

Barcelona 1962

Trained musically at the Conservatorio Superior Municipal de Música de Barcelona, ​​he went to London to study with the pianist and pedagogue Maria Curcio. His musical activity is divided into different facets: composition, orchestration, teaching and piano interpretation. As a pianist he has played with orchestras such as the Simfònica de Barcelona and Nacional de Catalunya, Symphony Orchestra of Madrid, Sydney Festival Orchestra, Gürzenich Orchester-Kölner Philarmoniker, Orchester Nationale de Montpellier, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchester Nationale de Toulouse, or Franz Liszt of... [+]

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MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus

1756 1791

In his short and productive life, Mozart composed 626 works, the first at the age of 5 years, the last on his deathbed. An incredible achievement, due not only to its application, but also to its capacity to compose while it was occupied with other things, like for example while playing billiards, one of its great hobbies. Mozart not only wrote a lot, he also developed his own style with a timeless character.   Mozart's most famous works are operas and lyrical theater. In two and a half decades he composed more than 20, of which 5 are among the best operas: "The Magic Flute" (1791), in its last year... [+]

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TORRENT, Jaume

Barcelona 1953

www.jaumetorrent.com

Jaume Torrent has developed a guitar technique with which he achieves a sound projection superior to that obtained with the most internationally known techniques. With this technique, Torrent extends the range of sound intensities of the guitar, increasing its expressive capacity and enabling a balanced integration of the guitar into chamber and orchestral groups. He started his guitar studies with Graciano Tarragó, disciple of Miguel Llobet. His presence on international stages is permanent (Spain, France, Switzerland, England, Austria, Italy, United States, Algiers, Russia, Japan, Jordan, Bulgaria,... [+]

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LARROCHA, Alicia de

Barcelona 1923- Barcelona 2009

Alicia de Larrocha y de la Calle was a Catalan pianist, considered one of the best of her generation. Born in 1923 in the city of Barcelona, ​​she began her musical studies at the age of three, offering her first concert at six and participating at eleven, for the first time, at an official concert with the Madrid Symphony Orchestra. From 1939 he began to offer concerts with different European orchestras and accompanying top-level performers. Larrocha was a disciple of the pedagogue and pianist Frank Marshall, follower of the prestigious Marshall Academy founded by Enric Granados. In the center,... [+]

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