Joaquim Cassadó Valls
Mataró , 30 de setembre de 1867
Barcelona , 25 de maig de 1926
Composer i Performer


Composer and pianist

He studied with Manuel Blanch in the church of Santa Maria (Mataró) and later with Julià Vilaseca and Bonaventura Frígola in the basilica of La Mercè (Barcelona). From 1900 to 1903, he created and conducted the Associació Capella Catalana, devoted to the renewal of Catholic liturgical music. In 1907 he moved to Paris for the musical education of his children. He formed a trio with his children Agusí (violin), Gaspar (cello) and himself. At the beginning of World War I, he returned to Barcelona, where he devoted himself to composition (sacred music, symphonic and stage music, lieder and sardana), education and conducting. He premiered at the Gran Teatre del Liceu El monjo negre (1920) and his piece Hispania for piano and orchestra was awarded a prize in Paris in 1911.

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