Muzio Clementi per Carme

Muzio Clementi, The Father of the Pianoforte

Palau de la Música Catalana

Barcelona, from March 9 to 23, 2018

The Muzio Clementi Association of Barcelona, in collaboration with the Maria Canals International Music Competition of Barcelona, will present the exhibition “Muzio Clementi, The Father of the Pianoforte” at the Foyer of the Palau de la Música Catala

A brief but intense journey through the path of the multifaceted and fascinating Muzio Clementi (1752-1832) through his facets of man, musician and entrepreneur.

Buried in the Abbey of Westminter with the inscription: “Muzio Clementi, called The Father of the Pianoforte”. The exhibition could not fail to include a review of the history of the piano,completed with the exhibition of a historic fortepiano Collard & Collard. Late Clementi, Collard & Collard.

Free access during the opening hours of the Palau.


Exhibition organized by:

  • María Canals International Music Competition (MCB)
  • Muzio Clementi Association of Barcelona (AMCB)

With the collaboration of: Fundació Orfeó Català-Palau de la Música Catalana

Commissioner: Marina Rodríguez Brià

Content design: Joan Josep Gutiérrez and Marina Rodríguez Brià

Portrait of Muzio Clementi: Collage and oil on canvas, 146 × 114. Author: Carme Magem, 2018

Square Fortepiano: Collard & Collard, late Clementi, Collard & Collard. London 1843. Private collection.

Translation to English: Catherine Hart

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