One might emphasize the importance of the geographical situation of the town of Igualada, both because of its location by a vital channel of communication with Barcelona and because of its proximity and easy access to Montserrat. The study on its musical past, which we are offered today, covers the period embraced between 1689 and 1738, and it is represented by the presence of organists Joan Lluch (1689-1701), Josep Llobet (1702), Josep Soler (1702-1737) and Joan Mestra (1738-1738). The interest of this study is based on the two last composers' personality, especially for Josep Soler's figure, whose art we keep a little sample. In the same way we must point out that the characteristics and peculiarities concerning the organ and music chapel teaching at the Igualada parish church, that are reflected in the present study, are by temselves extendable and comparable to those of the different Catalan centres, that in the process of the 17th and 18th centuries enjoyed a similar musical importance.
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 1981|