Barcelona’s Museu de la Música received 4,204 visitors in January, a figure representing a 23.5% increase compared to the same month in 2019.
In fact, this has been the January with the most visitors in the Museu de la Música’s long history, something that is in keeping with the museum’s overall growth trend. Proof of this is that, compared to 2012, there has been a 76% rise in visitors.
The high numbers of people attending In-Museu, the open doors event at the start of February, and the Clementi exhibition, all point to this too being a good month for Barcelona’s Museu de la Música figures.
The Coma-Cros family donate an 1827 Bierstedt piano
Yesterday, fortepianist Laura Granero performed pieces by Clementi, Bomtempo, Beethoven and Field in a concert in the Sala de Teclats del Museu where the Bierstedt piano, donated by the Coma-Cros family, was presented for the first time.
The instrument, built around 1827, is in a very good state of conservation and is now included in the Museu de la Música’s collection of 32 square pianos. Something particularly special about it is that it isone of only four surviving Bierstedt square pianos known to exist in Europe today.
The museum’s piano came to Barcelona at some point during the 19th century, most likely mid-century, and was used in Barcelona’s Palau de la Música during the 1920s when the Orquestra Pau Casals began to perform their first historicist interpretations from the classical repertoire.
Aleix Palau | 17 February 2020
Barcelona's Museu de la Música sees record visitor numbers in January
The museum received 4,204 visitors, signifying an increase of 23.5% compared to January 2019. The Bierstedt piano, donated by the Coma-Cros family, takes its place in the museum's collection with a concert by fortepianist Laura Granero.