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Guide to the Palau de la Música Catalana

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The Palau de la Música 2018-19 season

The Palau's new season is rich and varied, featuring international orchestras, soloists and period ensembles which will bring to life repertoire ranging from the Baroque to the 21st century.
The Palau de la Música Catalana was built between 1905 and 1908 by the modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner as a home for the Orfeó Català, financed by popular subscription. The building is located in Sant Pere district, one of the most beautiful areas of Barcelona. The Palau de la Música Catalana is an architectural jewel of Catalan Art Nouveau, the only concert venue in this style to be listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (4th December 1997), which today represents an essential landmark in the cultural and social life of Catalonia. Moreover it represents a symbolic emotional heritage for a whole people who identify with its history. The modernist building is designed around a central metal structure covered in glass, which exploits natural light to make the make Domènech i Montaner's masterpiece into a magical music box which brings together all the decorative arts: sculpture, mosaic, stained glass and ironwork. The guided tours offered by the Palau de la Música Catalana are a must on any visit to Barcelona.
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BarcelonaLondon Philharmonic & Javier Perianes

© Josep Molina
Beethoven, Mozart, Sor
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Juanjo Mena; Javier Perianes

BarcelonaONCA: Mendelssohn, traveler without borders

Mendelssohn
Orquestra Nacional Clàssica d'Andorra; Gérard Claret

BarcelonaValentina Lisitsa: Tchaikovsky and Glass

Tchaikovsky, Glass
Valentina Lisitsa, Piano

BarcelonaCobla Sant Jordi - Ciutat de Barcelona: Joan Lluís Moraleda

Moraleda: Programa por determinar
Marcel Sabaté; Cobla Sant Jordi-Ciutat de Barcelona
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Temirkanov and Leticia Moreno: tradition and the future, together in Barcelona

Leticia Moreno © Omar Ayyashi
Temirkanov avoided any useless gesture, while Leticia Moreno explored all the pain, sadness and violence of Shostakovich’s Concerto
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Sparkling Così fan tutte in Barcelona

René Jacobs © Josep Molina
Jacobs has found in the excellent musicians of this orchestra the perfect laboratory to explore his conception of Mozart.
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Dudamel conquers Barcelona with Beethoven

Gustavo Dudamel © Nohely Oliveros
In Barcelona, Gustavo Dudamel and Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela continued their Beethoven cycle with performances of the Fifth and Sixth. 
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Pablo Heras-Casado explores Monteverdi in Barcelona

Pablo Heras-Casado © Antoni Bofill
Having received excellent reviews for his Mahler, Verdi, Wagner and Shostakovich, Pablo Heras-Casado decided to programme a composer he has loved since his youth: Claudio Monteverdi. 
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