Antonio Soler (1829-1873) is considered to be one of the most important composers in Spanish history, and yet very little is known about about the man himself. Born in Montserrat, the Catalan musician later moved to Madrid, where he joined the church to become a friar and on to produce some of the most influential musical pieces of the 18th century. On September 28th, The Palau de la Música will show a screening of this new documentary, A Rose for Soler (2014), for one night only, accompanied by a very special live performance. A Rose for Soler sheds some light on this great artist through compilations of music, song and dance. The film is directed by Arantxa Aguirre, who felt impassioned to tell Soler’s story because, like many, he believes that Soler never received the recognition that he deserved. After the screening of the documentary, the pianist Rosa Torres-Pardo will perform a special recital alongside a group of talented dancers.
Entrance is free, although there is a limited capacity and the event will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. The screening will start at 7pm. More information and the official programme can be found here.