Joan Quintana
Manresa , 1 de setembre de 1775
Barcelona , 14 de desembre de 1860
Composer i Performer


He began his musical studies at the age of seven under Joan Petzí, Kapellmeister of Santa Maria in Manresa. In 1783 he was admitted to the choir of the chapel of La Seu in Manresa and in 1787 he moved to Girona, where he continued his studies under Josep Pons. In 1791 he settled in Valencia as the second Kapellmeister of the cathedral. Years later, he joined the order of the Carmelites of Barcelona and held the position of organist of the convent until 1835, when he was expelled and went on to perform the same task in Santa Maria del Pi. In this church, he consolidated his reputation as an organist by playing the Kyburz-Otter organ. This organ was commissioned by the parish in 1803 and very positively evaluated by Quintana himself when the builders completed the installation of the instrument. He composed liturgical music for voice and organ and for solo organ. In addition, the secular song (a toast) for three voices Llenemos los vasos con satisfacción has also been preserved in the Arxiu Comarcal of La Garrotxa. F. Andreví, B. Calvó Puig and P. Pardàs were among his disciples.

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