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This section contains the programs of the different performances and public or private acts that took place in the theatre. Its nature is very diverse, including from seasons of concerts, through various social events, series of lyrical recitals, several seasons of ballet and opera, to the programs of the Francesc Viñas International Singing Competition.

Its historical value spans beyond the musical and artistic fact. Some of the programs were made with remarkable typographic and artistic care. Before 1936, the programs of the opera seasons used to reproduce illustrations by leading artists from the country, such as Emili Grau Sala or Jaume Pahissa. Among the many unique events, the programs of the Wagner Festivals of 1913, the performances of the Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev, or the coming of the company of Bayreuth in 1954 must be mentioned.

The programs replaced the librettos, from the moment it stopped making sense to follow the opera during the performances in the room in the dark. It is in this moment when the program became a first-class gallery to follow the most important singers and directors of orchestra passing through the G T. del Liceu during the 20th century.

The series of symphonic concerts are very important: the Lent concerts, organized by the theatre, or the concerts of the Orchestra Pau Casals. Thanks to its activity, great composers and directors passed through the theatre: I. Stravinsky, R. Strauss, M. de Falla, F. Weingartner, among many others. The programs of unique performances are also noteworthy, such as the premiere of L’Atlàntida by M. de Falla, directed by E. Toldrà, the premieres of Catalan operas –R. Lamote de Grignon, Montsalvatge, Altisent, Balada, Soler, Mestres-Quadreny, Guinjoan, among others–, or the Valencian Matilde Salvador.

We highlight the programs and librettos that, promoted by the Wagnerian Association, reproduced, in the first decades of the 20th century, the text sung in Catalan not only of works by Wagner, but by other European composers.

The programs, which have been digitized in its totality, are more than a chronicle of musical activity. They reflect the social and economic life of the country, through ads, music reviews and analysis aimed at the public. For a few years, a section of the programs also included the daily microhistory of the theatre, it was a collection of anecdotes reporting events from the last performance. It is reproduced, in this case, the copy of the program of the first performance of a play –which was usually the same every day–, and then there have been added only the pages of “Anecdotes”, that were made from scratch at each performance.
There have been included, as long as they are preserved, the loose sheets indicating changes in a specific performance. The collections will increase as soon as the data processing is completed.

Programs of the opera performance

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  9 festival internacional de música en Barcelona

Verdi, Giuseppe
Mahler, Gustav
Haydn, Joseph
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Telemann, Georg Philipp
Boccherini, Luigi
Kelemen, Milko
Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafael
Remoortel, Edouard van
Albrecht, Georg Alexander
Societat del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Orquesta Nacional de España
Orquestra Ciutat de Barcelona
Orfeón Donostiarra
Orfeón Pamplonés
Wiener Kammerorchester

Date: 1971
Description: 1 volum il.
Note: Festival organitzat per les Joventuts Musicals de Barcelona
Note: Programa del 9è Festival Internacional de Música. El festival es va iniciar amb una conferència de Federico Sopeña sobre Manuel de Falla, es van celebrar cinc concerts i va finalitzar amb una missa a la capella de Santa Àgueda, amb la participació del Cor Madrigal. El primer concert l'Orquestra Nacional d'Espanya i l'Orfeón Donostiarra, sota la direcció de Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, van interpretar el Requiem de Verdi. El segon concert l'Orquestra Nacional d'Espanya, l'Orfeón Donostiarra, l'Orfeón Pamplonés i l'Escolania Sagrado Corazón de Maria, dirigits per Rafael Frühbeck, van interpretar la Simfonia núm. 8, en mi bemoll major per solistes, cor i orquestra de Mahler. El tercer concert, l'Orquestra de cambra Solistes de la simfonia de Viena, sota la direcció d'Edouard van Remoortel, va interpretar la Simfonia núm. 60, en d major "il distratto" i el concert en do major, per violoncel i orquestra de Haydn ; el concert en sol major, K. 313 per a flauta i orquestra i la Simfonia núm. 1, en mi bemoll major, K. 16 de Mozart. El quart concert l'Orquestra de cambra Solistes de Viena, sota la direcció de Remoortel, van interpretar la Suite en la menor, per flauta i orquestra de Telemann i de Mozart la Simfonia concertante en mi bemoll major, K. 364, per a violí, viola i orquestra i el Divertimento núm. 1, en re major, K. 251. En el cinquè concert l'Orquestra Ciutat de Barcelona, sota la direcció de Gerd Albrecht van interpretar Changeant, per a violoncel i orquestra de Kelemen i Simfonia núm. 9, en re major de Mahler
Abstract: De cada obra s'ha digitalitzat un programa sencer. De la resta s'han digitalitzat les parts que són diferents.
Language: castellà
Descriptors: Concerts ; Esdeveniments especials ; Programes de mà
Collection: Programs of the opera performance
Work details: Requiem en Re menor (Verdi) ;  Simfonies, H. I., 60, do major ;  Concerts, violoncel, orquestra, G. 482, si bemoll majorSimfonia concertante, violí, viola, orquestra, K. 364, mi bemoll major




  New Philharmonia Chorus, de Londres, director adjunto: Russell Burgess, Orquesta Nacional, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos director

Mendelssohn, Felix
Haydn, Joseph
Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafael
Speiser, Elisabeth
Procter, Norma
Hollweg, Werner
Hagegard, Hakan
Torrent, Montserrat
Donath, Helen
Nimsgern, Siegmund
Burgess, Russell
Societat del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Orquesta Nacional de España
New Philharmonia Chorus

Date: 1972
Description: 1 volum il.
Note: Programa dels concerts que va dur a terme l’Orquestra Nacional d’Espanya amb el New Philharmonia Chorus de Londres, dirigits per R. Frühbeck de Burgos i R. Burgess respectivament. En primer lloc van interpretar “Elies” de F. Mendelssohn, amb E. Speiser, N. Procter, W. Hollweg i H. Hagegard com a solistes, i amb M. Torrent a l’orgue. El proper concert van interpretar “La Creació” de J. Haydn, amb H. Donath, W. Hollweg i S. Nimsgern com a solistes. Els concerts es van celebrar en el marc de la XIV temporada musical del patronat pro musica de Barcelona
Language: castellà
Descriptors: Programes de mà ; Cantata
Collection: Programs of the opera performance
Work details: Elias ;  Die Schöpfung