Roberto Gerhard 2020: 50th anniversary of the composer's death
The 50th anniversary of Roberto Gerhard's death is marked on 5 January 2020. This major European composer of the 20th century created works rich in colour and invigorated by lively dance rhythms, heard across a sequence of stylistic periods.
His music succeeded in reconciling his Catalan nationalist roots with modernism, while his exile after the Spanish Civil War saw a long battle to renew his career. Gerhard can be viewed as an archetypal creative figure caught up in the struggles of the last century and capturing today’s ongoing searches for identity.
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The following selection of works with audio clips offers an introduction to Gerhard's life and musical world, in preparation for the 50th anniversary year.