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Francesc Pujol

Francesc Pujol i Pons
(Barcelona 1878 - Barcelona, ​​1945)

Composer and musicologist. He composed piano music, folk dances on themes for couplet, choral music of secular subjects such as religious and forty sardanas for cobla.

He studied at the Conservatorio del Liceu in Barcelona, studying with Louis Font and Buyeo and Millet. In 1897 he joined the Catalan Choral Society as a singer and devoted most of his life to this institution. In 1900 he was appointed assistant professor and deputy director shortly after. In 1941, Millet was succeeded as director in his death. He was founder and director of the Association of Friends of Music and his orchestra. He gave many first performances of works by Richard Strauss, Béla Bartók and Gustav Mahler. He was assistant Kapellmeister of St. Philip Neri Church and chaired the Barcelona section of the International Society for Contemporary Music. He was Vice President of the Brotherhood of choral societies in Catalonia.

Collaborating with John Amades in 1936 wrote the Dictionary of the dance, the hors d'oeuvres and musical instruments and Sonadora. Collaborator of Catalan Music Magazine and The Voice of Catalonia, Hill was one of the creators of the Catalan choral repertoire.