On Friday, November 9, 2018, the exhibition Muzio Clementi, the Father of the Pianoforte, was inaugurated at the Municipal Music Conservatory of Barcelona. This exhibition, initially presented at the Palau de la Música Catalana within the framework of the Maria Canals International Music Competition, goes on for the first time as an itinerant exhibition and with the intention of reaching different spaces and audiences.
In front of a large attendance, among which many students of the conservatory, the attached to the Management Team, Cristina Morales, and the president of the Muzio Clementi Association of Barcelona, Anna Cuatrecasas, indicated the importance of the event and thanked each part the interest and the effort to turn the project into a fact.
A luxury guest took part: Dr. Norbert Bilbeny, Professor of Ethics, in the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Barcelona. Dr. Bilbeny did a brief but profound talk on the meaning of music, in line with the musical phenomenology advocated by Sergiu Celibidache.
María Rodríguez Brià, curator of the exhibition, briefly reviewed the content of the exhibition and goes interpret two works by Clementi on the Bechstein piano that presides over the “Peixera” classroom in the conservatory.