Banda Municipal de Barcelona

i formacions històriques
Banda Municipal de Barcelona
  • Any de constitució: 1886
    Any de dissolució: Fins l'actualitat
    In 1886, Barcelona City Council together with the Municipal School of Music, created this wind orchestra with the aim of professionalising the music sector. Josep Rodoreda was its first conductor, followed from 1914 by Joan Lamote de Grignon, who turned the ensemble into a wind symphonic ensemble of great artistic ambition. During this time the ensemble was conducted by figures such as Richard Strauss, who praised its proficiency. Over Lamote’s twenty-four years of management, he achieved a great artistic result and the ensemble’s participation in the city’s cultural life. The orchestra’s street performances were very well received. With the military triumph of fascism, Lamote was removed from his post. In 1943, the ensemble underwent a transformation that did not prevent its continuity but only as a smaller ensemble. In the 1980s and 1990s, conducted by Albert Argudo, the orchestra regained its symphonic dimension. In 2007, under the direction of Salvador Brotons, the wind orchestra took up residence in L’Auditori concert hall.