Pablo Casals in Catalonia - late 19th Century

from Joys and Sorrows. Reflections by Pablo Casals, as told by Albert E. Kahn, page 31:

Sometimes, I awakened in the morning to the sound of folk songs, the villagers – fishermen and men who worked in the vineyards- singing as they went to work. Sometimes in the evening there were dances in the plaza and sometimes festivals at which the gralla was played. The gralla is a reed instrument which, I think, is probably of Moorish origin – it resembles an oboe and has a very strident sound.
cite as

Albert Kahn and Pablo Casals, and (ed.), Joys and Sorrows. Reflections by Pablo Casals, as told by Albert E. Kahn. In British library (London, 1970), p. 31. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424555401277 accessed: 5 April, 2020

location of experience: Catalonia

Listeners

Pablo Casals
Cellist, Conducting
1876-1973

Listening to

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Folk Songs

Experience Information

Date/Time late 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:50:01 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 19:15:50 +0000