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Puig Neulos

1925
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)
Dedicated: to Manuel Capdevila, his closest friend and later biographer.  "A Manuel Capdevila"
Premiered: Barcelona 1925. En programa el 16 de septiembre de 1926, en un festival celebrado en el "Teatro Apolo" de Vilanova. Cobla "La Principal del Vallès".
Award: Foment de la Sardana
Publisher: Union Musical Española (UME Madrid, 1963)

   

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Puig Neulós is the highest mountain of the Serra de l'Albera (Albera Range) an eastern prolongation of the Pyrenees in Catalonia, between France and Spain. It has an altitude of 1256 meters above the sea level. The Albera Range became the border between France and Spain following the Treaty of the Pyrenees, when Philip IV of Spain ceded a part of the Spanish kingdom to Louis XIV of France, signed on November 7 1659, dividing Northern Catalonia from Historical Catalonia.
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