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Pablo Casals

(called Pau Casals by his Catalan name) is closely related to the town of Prades, he has chosen as a place of exile after the victory of Franco's regime, and where he created the famous Festival who continues to bear his name. 

Pau Casals was born in Vendrell in 1876 and died in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1973. Pau Casals is probably one of the best cellists of all time, "The Prince of the cello", a superb orchestra director and excellent composer.

In 1982, the City of Prades decided to create a museum in the tourist office; it occupies today a new special room at the Library Pompeu Fabra.


 

Valuable documents therein: Master recordings from 1925 to 1960, authentic letters, original orchestral score of Pessebre, audiotapes of interviews, films, paintings and sculptures, works of pradéens.

Still modest, this space to discover the Casals triple personality, unrivaled interpreter of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, educator recognized around the world and loving humanist peace.

 

 

Informations practices

Free visit and in autonomy, on reservation for groups.

 

Summer period: Of 9/07 in 1/09: from Tuesday till Friday from 9 am till 13 am and from 2:00 pm till 5:00 pm. Saturday from 9 am till 13 am (closed on Saturday afternoon, on Sunday, Monday and the holidays).

Except summer period (the same schedules as the Media library). To view movies, come one hour and quarter before the closure of the media library.

On Tuesday: from 10 am till 6 pm.
On Wednesday: from 10 am till 1 pm and from 3 pm till 7 pm.
On Friday: from 3 pm till 7 pm.
On Saturday: from 10 am till 1 pm.

 

You will find descriptive panels distributed in town "on the steps of Casals " in 3 languages (French, English, Catalan) with indicative leaflet " Prades discover " available on the Tourist office, in the church, in the treasure and in the Space Casals to the Media library.

 

 

PAU CASALS AREA
33, rue de l’Hospice
1er étage Médiathèque of Prades (handicap access)
33 (0)4 68 96 28 55
 loeillet.benedicte@mairiedeprades.com /  espacecasals@voila.fr

 

 

 

 

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