Pablo Casals in Perpignan - in the middle of 1943

from Joys and Sorrows. Reflections by Pablo Casals, as told by Albert E. Kahn, pages 242,243:

One day Alavedra and I learned from friends of ours that a Catalan Language and Poetry Festival was being arranged in Perpignan. Prizes were to be awarded for original writings in the Catalan tongue. Without telling me, Alavedra submitted a poem he had brought with him in a notebook when he fled across the Pyrenees from Spain. It was a long poem he had written several years before in Barcelona for his five-year-old daughter, Macía. He had, in fact, written it at her request – as a song for them to sing together on Christmas Eve beside the miniature manger they had built together. / At the …   more >>
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. 242,243. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424563330715 accessed: 28 November, 2021

location of experience: Perpignan

Listeners

Pablo Casals
Cellist, Conducting
1876-1973

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1943
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Notes

Listening experience that gave an idea to Pablo Casals to compose the oratorio El Pessebre, “The Manger”.


Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 22 Feb 2015 00:02:10 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:59:02 +0000