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Enric Morera
Enric Morera i Viura is best known for his sardanes, choral pieces, several chamber compositions and for his contribution to the harmonization of Catalan traditional tunes. However, Morera himself complained about the fact that these types of works overshadowed his own lyric and instrumental production. His childhood participation in musical activities in Argentina, the advice he received from Isaac Albéniz when he returned to Barcelona, and most important, the five years he spent studying in Brussels resulted in his becoming one of the best prepared composers of instrumental music in Catalonia. He first appeared on the Catalan musical scene in 1980, and made his entrance in the symphonic arena with the Dansa dels gnoms (1892) and the Introducció a l’Atlàntida (1893).

His enterprising and nationalistic character and his devotion to the new European trends led him to search for models that avoided the Italian-style operas and the academic nature of the Castilian lyric genre. Morera looked to Wagner and to the French and the Belgium tendencies of the time.

Enric Morera i Viura

(Barcelona 1865 - 1942)

Composer, composition and

harmony teacher

He founded and conducted the choral society Catalunya Nova in 1895. He was one of the driving figures of the Festes Modernistes de Sitges and the highest representative figure of the Teatre Líric Català. Fruit of his modernist ideas, he composed many works such as: Les monges de Sant Aiman, with lyrics by Àngel Guimerà (1894), La fada, with the libretto by Jaume Massó i Torrents (1897), L’alegria que passa, with lyrics by Santiago Rusiñol (premiered in the Fifth Modernist Celebration, in 1899), and Tassarba (premiered in the Liceu Theatre in 1916).

Morera was motivated by his pedagogical vocation which was present in all facets of his musical life and gave rise, at the turn of the century, to a treatise on harmony and a post as composition and harmony tutor at the Escola Municipal de Música de Barcelona.

In spite of being one of the most representative composers of the modernism and one of the most significant figures of our music history, Enric Morera i Viura is still a little known and mostly forgotten person. He composed around 800 works – operas, theatrical works, symphonic pieces, concertos, choral works, sardanes, etc. – many of which have as yet not been published. Many of his holographic scores can be found in the music archives housed in the Biblioteca de Catalunya.