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Mariona

1921
Original for cobla  {Catalan ensemble: 1 flubiol, 2 tibles, 2 tenors, 2 cornetins, 1 trombó, 2 fiscorns, 1 contrabaix}
(There is a version for solo piano by the composer)
Date: Barcelona 13 d'octubre 1921 
Dedication: (a Maria Sobrepera)
Award: Girona
Lema: "Per ella"
Premiered: Girona 1921
Performed: First mentioned in the program: Festival of August 26, 1922, in the Orfeo of Sants, Cobla Barcelona.
Publisher: Union Musical Española (UME Madrid, 1963)

     

COMMENTS

On August, 10 1920 Toldrà met Maria Sobrepera in Castelló d'Empuries. That year he will write one of his most personal, intimate, romantic, lyrical songs of his entire catalog: "Cançó d'un bell amor". The work was dedicated to his love. One year later, he will write this sardana with the motto: "to her". Toldrà would still dedicate another sardana to Maria, Empuries for orchestra. Besides this three pieces dedicated to Maria Sobrepera one could say, without a shadow of a doubt, that Toldrà found an inmense inspiration in the love and devotion for his "later-to-be" wife and partner for life in many other pieces of his catalogue. Every time it appears a musical reference to "love", "tenderness", "caring", "admiration", "respect", "devotion"… he has her in his mind and soul.


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