CEDOC exhibitions

The CEDOC's exhibition programme highlights the main musical events during the music season, establishing links with the Palau's artistic programme. Also at this time themed exhibitions relating to the history of music in Catalonia are presented. All this is thanks to the valuable documented collection of CEDOC, which makes it one of the primary documentation archives specialising in the music of Catalonia.

Pau Barceló and the show revealed

From October 27 to January 30

La Copla Barcelona was founded in 1922 with the aim of specializing in concert music for copla. With just a few years, it achieved an important role in Catalan cultural life and was considered a musical institution with a high educational value that yearned for rigor and interpretive excellence.

During the first decades, the group premiered works by prominent Catalan composers, and performed in emblematic venues, such as the Palau de la Música Catalana or the Palau Nacional de Catalunya; and gave recitals to musical authorities visiting Barcelona, such as Richard Strauss or Igor Stravinski.

On the occasion of its centenary, we revisit one of the most emblematic formations of Noucentisme music: the relations it had with the Palau de la Música Catalana and its artistic director, Francesc Pujol; the role it played in the institutionalization process of culture; or the use made as a propaganda tool during the Civil War.

The Palau, Europe and the gates of hell

From May to July

This 2023 celebrates the centenary of one of the most important architects of modernism, Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The Palau de la Música Catalana, as one of the most emblematic buildings of the architect, will host an exhibition specially dedicated to the construction of the Palau de la Música Catalana and all his inspiring genius that culminated in the magnificent concert hall, unique in the world.

Domènech y Montaner brought together all the arts typical of the modernist era from sculpture, stained glass or mosaics to the Palace, but we also know that he was inspired by large international concert halls and foreign artists.

In the centenary that is celebrated in 2023, it is a reason to discover the Palace in all its dimensions, with a new revealing look that will help us discover the creative foundation of Lluís Domènech i Montaner.