The Museu de la Música celebrates the 75th anniversary of its inauguration tomorrow. The historic institution plans to celebrate the occasion with a day full of activities.
With organist Juan de la Rubia and bassoonist Josep Borràs, attendees will be able to enjoy, as part of the La Música del Museu cycle, performances on two of the Museum's most iconic instruments: the Hauslaib claviorgan and the Pérez Molero organ.
A new edition of Discofòrum will also take place, a musical forum where each participant presents a musical question that generates discussion. Contributions from the whole group make this a new way to listen to music as a community.
Finally, there will be a concert by students and teachers from the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, as part of the Un cafè amb notes d'Antiga cycle with harpist Mara Galassi as musical director.
The Museu de la Música de Barcelona opened on 29 May 1946 in the Conservatori Municipal de Barcelona. The Museum's first director was cellist and musicologist Josep Ricart i Matas, who over the years collected instruments from around the world, through purchases and donations, to build on the original collections of Orsina Baget and Joaquim Folch.
Since then, the collection has continued to grow, through purchases, donations, loans for use, etc. Today it boasts one of the best collections of guitars in the world, twenty psalteries of outstanding quality, unique glass flutes and traditional instruments from five continents. It also contains signed reference documents and personal documents and objects that belonged to musicians and composers such as Granados, Manén, Blanca Selva and Llobet, amongst others.
After a period in the Conservatori del Bruc, the Museum moved to Casa Quadras in 1980, and has been housed in the current building in L’Auditori since 2007.
Aleix Palau | 28 May 2021
The Museu de la Música celebrates its 75th anniversary
Juan de la Rubia, Josep Borràs, the students of the ESMUC and the Discofòrum participants will come together tomorrow to celebrate the institution’s gala night.
The Museu de la Música first opened on 29 May 1946.