The Museu de la Música de Barcelona has published an interesting book on its piano table Zumpe & Buntebart. You will find more information in the Publications section of the Museum website, accessible through this link.
It is necessary to emphasize the comments of the main author, Michael Cole, that can be read in its web following this link.
A review of this book written by Joan Josep Gutiérrez can be accessed following this link.
2019 05 29: The Museu de la Música publishes a book about its Zumpe & Buntebart square pianoRafael Bonet2020-04-28T15:42:48+02:00
The flautist Montserrat Gascón has received the Extraordinary Doctorate Prize for her thesis “Une flûte en cristal. Claude Laurent’s glass flutes (1774-1849)” at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. According to his thesis, Claude Laurent was one of the greatest flute constructors of the nineteenth century and his incomparable instruments. Laurent was a decisive character for the evolution of wind instruments, unjustly unknown at present. His great contribution was not only the use of glass in order to solve problems with changes in humidity and temperature, but the introduction of a new sound and its technical innovations. Thus, the new system for fixing the mechanism in the tube, which was universally extended and which we still use today in most wind-wood instruments, allowed the adoption of complex mechanisms, such as the patented one by Theobald Boehm in 1832.
Gascón forms a duet with Marina Rodríguez Brià and has participated as a speaker in two of the courses organized at the University of Barcelona (Els Juliols i Gaudir UB) in collaboration with the AMCB.
From here, our most cordial congratulations.
2019 05 17: Extraordinary Doctorate Prize for the flautist Montserrat GascónRafael Bonet2020-04-28T15:42:48+02:00
Our project “Giving life to the historical pianos of Catalonia” has been selected by the Fundació Catalunya Cultura within its private sponsorship program Impulsa Cultura 2019. From the AMCB we trust to be deserving of the confidence of the companies and entities committed to the Cultural and artistic training in our country. You can see the ad at the following link.
2019 05 13: The project “Giving life to the historical pianos of Catalonia” selected by Impulsa Cultura 2019Rafael Bonet2020-04-28T15:42:48+02:00
Towards the end of his life Clementi lived in Lichfield, England. His former home is now an Inn now called the Hedgehog. Lichfield Civic Society and the owners of the Inn are organising the installation of a plaque to record his stay in Lichfield on the outside of the building. The plaque will be unveiled on 4 July 2018 at 7.00pm, with some refreshments and some music.
Installation of a plaque to record the stay of Clementi in LichfieldRafael Bonet2020-04-28T15:43:23+02:00