Pablo Casals

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Born: 29 December 1876 — Vendrell — Spain
Died: 22 October 1973 — San Juan — Puerto Rico
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Pablo Casals was a composer, conductor, and above all a cellist and a humanist. Considered by many as one of the greates cellist ever. He played with composers such as Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Schönberg and Hindemith.

He invented slighty hitting the strings of the cello with the fingers to give a stronger and more expressive feeling to his music. He also was the first one to lift the arch from the strings of the cello, because he thought it was not graceful. Before his time a cellist always kept the arch over the strings. Both of these techniques are used by cellist all around the world today.

Casals ended his days on the island of Puerto Rico after he escaped from the fascist regime of Spanish General Francisco Franco (who at some time in hisotiry was a friend of Hitler and Mussolini).

In Puerto Rico, Casals founded The Conservatory of Music Of Puerto Rico and the San Juan Symphony Orchestra.


<FFChopin1(at)gmail.com> adds: Pablo Casals was also a brilliant pianist.

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14 October 1951: Premiere of La Sardana (for 123 cellos), in Zürich, Switzerland.

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Wed 23 Apr: Trois Miniatures Pour quatuor à cordes, Premiere and workshop by the Arditti Quartet Milton court concert hall, Guildhall School of Music & Drama (London)
Thu 24 Apr: Von Hollywood nach Pankow - Hanns Eisler und die Frauen Arnold Schönberg Center Schwarzenbergplatz 6 1030 Wien
Sun 27 Apr: Godelieve Shrama + Wouter Snoei Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Piet Heinkade 1 Amsterdam
Sat 3 May: Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents “The Poet’s Song” Church of the Holy Apostles New York
Sun 4 May: Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents “The Poet’s Song” DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W. 37th St., NY, NY
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(1845) Gustav Albert Lortzing: Premiere of Undine, in Magdeburg, Germany.
(1889) Giacomo Puccini: Premiere of Edgar, in Milan, Italy.
(1918) Sergey Prokofiev: Premiere of the Classical Symphony in D major op. 25, in St. Petersburg, Russia, with Prokofiev conducting.
(1945) Olivier Messiaen: Premiere of Trois Petites Liturgies de la Présence Divine, in Paris, France.
(1948) Ralph Vaughan Williams: Premiere of Symphony no. 6 in e minor, in London, England.

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