Ayats i Abeyà, Jaume / Rossinyol i Panella, Oriol / Escalas i Llimona, Romà / Laguna de la Mata, Óscar / Martí i Llobet, Joan / Cuscó Pallarès, Imma

The Hauslaib claviorgan in the Museu de la Música de Barcelona

Documenta Universitària

The claviorgan of Lorenz Hauslaib is one of the most singular and surprising instruments of the rich collection of the Museu de la Música de Barcelona. It is a peculiar and ingenious object that brings together the mechanics of a small organ and those of a small spinet that can sound at the same time, mixing the two timbres, and that fit inside a luxurious furniture of small dimensions. It is one of the very few claviorgans from the sixteenth century that are preserved throughout the world, and probably the only one that, 400 years after its construction, is able to be touched, achieving, with the materials of the time, a magnificent and captivating sound result. This has been possible thanks to the long process of research, study and restoration promoted by the Museu, and which has had the privilege of meeting the rigorous recovery task carried out by the constructor Joan Martí and the orchestra workshop Gerhard Grenzing. This book gathers the information and studies of the teams that have carried out the sound recovery, and inaugurates the specialized publications of the Museu de la Música, both on paper and in electronic book (which allows the incorporation of audiovisuals with interpretations of the instrument). The aim is to disseminate knowledge and research around the collections. At the end of the book on paper, there is a code for free access to the electronic book.

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Cole, Michael / Gómez Ábalos, Pablo / Schwarz, Kerstin

The Zumpe & Buntebart square piano of the Museu de la Música de Barcelona

Documenta Universitària

The «sophisticated» simple pianoforte designed and built in 1766 by Johannes Zumpe (1726-1790) was the true driver of the social, commercial and creative career of the piano. We refer, therefore, to a builder and a capital instrument in the history of the piano. The Museu de la Música de Barcelona keeps a copy dated on 1776, just 10 years after the beginning of this career. Thanks to a long process of research, study and restoration promoted by the Museu, and carried out by the organologist Kerstin Schwarz, this instrument has recovered its original beauty and expression, opening a new sound window to an era that established the foundations of culture and the modern society. This book places the instrument in its social context and describes the restoration process through the articles of specialists such as Michael Cole, Pablo Gómez Ábalos and Kerstin Schwarz. This new publication continues the specialized editions of the Museu de la Música, both in printed version and in electronic book, which began with the claviorgan of Lorenz Hauslaib. At the end of the printed book, there is a code for free access to the electronic version of tge book.


28 € (inclou ebook / incluye ebook / ebook included)
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Sonau, musichs, sonau...!

Sonau, musichs, sonau...! CD/DVD

FICTA Edicions i Produccions (2018)

To celebrate its first ten years, Xuriach publishes an album where you can find for the first time and in audio-visual format, the reconstruction of dances and celebrations in the deepened and committed study on the dance that was danced in Catalonia during the 17th and early of the 18th centuries.

20 €
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Editor, Horacio Curti ; texts/textos, Jaume Ayats, Hae Sook Kim, Horacio Curti, Keith Howard, Simon Mills, Rafael Caro, Jiwon Song, Heesun Kim

Eolssigu! The sounds of Korea

Ajuntament de Barcelona

In several traditional Korean musical practices it is common to hear the percussionist or just an audience member cry out eolsiggu! (pronounced “oisshigo”). This expression is rich in meanings and difficult to translate exactly, but its aim is both to encourage the soloist and convey zeal for the performance. It is a term imbued with ambiguity not only in its definition but also in its use, being both expressive and vibrant in the context of musical practices. These were the qualities that led us to choose eolssigu as the emblem of the venture into the Korean sonic universe we hereby introduce.

This publication accompanies the exhibition of the same name, which has been created jointly by the National Gugak Center of Seoul and the Museu de la Música de Barcelona, and held at the latter from October 2017 to June 2018. Meanwhile, it also seeks to compensate for the general absence of publications in the Catalonian and Spanish languages on the musical instruments, music, and especially the classical/traditional musical practices of Korea.

15 €
Taulell del Museu
Aiats, J., Arqués, R., Campo, J., Casacuberta, M., Rabaseda, J. (coordinador) (2017)

Granados, from Paris to Goya

Barcelona: L'Avenç

The most European, innovative and modernist Enric Granados is shown at the commemorative exhibition of the composer's anniversary (in 2016, the centenary of his death was commemorated and this year 150 years ago he was born in Lleida) organized by the Museum of Lleida and the Museum of Music of Barcelona. In addition to explaining his position as a pianist and pedagogue, his connection with the Paris of the Belle Époque and the avant-gardes of the moment is shown, thus claiming the link between Granados and modernism and the European and multidisciplinary dimension of his work. The exhibition starts from the moment when Granados arrives in Paris in 1887. The impact of the modernity of a city that has just built the Eiffel Tower and the influence of Wagner and Berlioz, without which His relationship with the theater is not understood, he puts him in search of the total work of art (combining music, literature, painting and even the evocation of smells, very present in the exhibition). The exhibition also explains his role as a pianist and pedagogue, with the sound recordings he made with pianola rolls, the most advanced system of his time; and a reconstruction of the "Tartana" where he composed part of the opera Goyescas complete the exhibition - curated by the musicologist Joaquim Rabaseda - who closes explaining his relationship with Goya's painting.

10 €
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L'Emigrant. Stefano Grondona
Stefano Grondona


Audiovisuals de Sarrià (2017)

Wide selection of works and versions of Miquel Llobet that Stefano Grondona gives us in a unique interpretation. Grondona is one of the most recognized contemporary guitarists, and probably the person who knows every corner of Llobet's music and life, to whom he has dedicated a good part of his work as interpreter and scholar. We are not only facing some works for guitar, but an exceptional music that we have to rediscover regularly.

15 €
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La guitarra callada. Stefano Grondona
Stefano Grondona

La guitarra callada. CD

Stradivarius (2017)

A CD dedicated to Federico Mompou (1893-1987) with all his work for guitar while, thirty years after his death, the name of the Catalan composer and the introspection of his hermetically expressive style reach the deserved international recognition.

Stefano Grondona takes this opportunity to also remember, along with the disappearance of the great guitarist Andrés Segovia (1893-1987), to whom he dedicated the Suite Compostelana.

The year 2017 deserves to be mentioned also as the second centenary of the birth of the lutier Antonio de Torres (1817-1892), father of the modern guitar. In this CD Grondona honors the legendary constructor playing four of his instruments.

The four Scarlatti sonatas complete the CD with works of marked archaic character dialoguing with the work of Mompou.

15 €
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Díaz-Latorre, X., Estevan, P. (2013).

La Guitarra dels lleons [sound recording]

Barcelona: L’Auditori, Museu de la Música de Barcelona.

The Museu de la Música de Barcelona houses an extraordinary collection of guitars, considered one of the best in the world for its quality and range. Among the initiatives undertaken to promote and preserve this valuable heritage, it is to mention a special research and recovery program that has allowed many of these guitars recover their original sound to the point of being able to be used musically.

One of the results is the recording of the CD La Guitarra dels Lleons with some of the most relevant items of the collection with the help and collaboration of Xavier Díaz-Latorre, a Catalan eminent specialist in historical plucked string instruments. This selection of guitars offering unique and captivating sounds includes the notable Lion Guitar, built around the year 1700 and known like this because of the decoration on its front table. The CD includes works by composers Isaac Albéniz, Ferran Sor, Santiago de Murcia, Gaspar Sanz and Francesc Guerau.

15 €
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Martínez-Jacquet, E., Ammann, R., Ayats, J., Chantrenne, C., Leclair, M., Rossinyol, O. (2013)

Musical scultpures: instruments from Africa, Asia, Oceania and America

Barcelona: Fundación La Fontana.

The catalogue picks up the selection of 130 musical instruments from the Foundation La Fontana that take part of the temporary exhibition at the Museu de la Música (September 2013- April 2014). They are an exceptional sample of the international relevance of this collection created by Helena Folch-Rusiñol and Alejandro Maluquer. They reach mainly the geographical areas of Africa, Asia and Oceania, with some distinguished examples of America as well. The pictures of each one of the pieces stand out the beauty and artistic quality of these sculptures and the texts reflect the forms and uses of these instruments in ceremonial and profane contexts.

30 €
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Rossinyol, O. (dir.). (2011)

Escultures sonores. Els instruments Baschet: catàleg de les obres exposades

Barcelona: L’Auditori, Museu de la Música

A small catalogue of the works on display has been published, with text by the curator of the exhibition, Oriol Rossinyol, around Baschet musical structures from the historical perspective and analysis of the families' instrumental permanent collection Museum of Music. In each of the works Baschet, it details the technical and a comment on their forms and operation materials acoustic.

1 €
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