© Photograph by Daniel Campbell, downloaded from the Joan Magrané website.
Joan Magrané premieres his “Mass for 6 voices”
The Spanish composer Joan Magrané (Reus, 1988) premiered the complete version of his Mass for six voices on 18 July in Girona Cathedral, a commission from the Festival Noches de Clásica de Girona that he had been partially premiering in previous years (Kyrie and Gloria, in 2018, which can be heard on the composer’s soundcloud; Credo, in 2019, and Sanctus and Agnus Dei, which were heard for the first time in Girona). The concert was performed by the Barcelona ensemble Musica Reservata (a group that is celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of its foundation in 2021), conducted by Pedro Teixeira. Magrané will premiere on Friday 10 September another work, Quatre tankes de Felícia Fuster, for soprano and harp, based on the poems and paintings of the Catalan poetess Horabaixa, Solament, Breu and Lluny, which will be performed at the Ateneu de Barcelona, as part of the festivities of the Diada de Catalunya.