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De Catalunya vinc...

Deeply in love with Catalonia and its music, Patricia Caicedo & Nikos Stavlas presented the concert De Catalunya vinc, in the US & Spain with great success. Now is the time to make a CD to get this music to larger audiences. Beautiful songs with texts by the great poets of the Catalan language.

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Deeply in love with Catalonia and its music, Patricia Caicedo & Nikos Stavlas presented the concert De Catalunya vinc..., in the US & Spain with great success. Now is the time to make a CD to get this music to larger audiences.

For this reason we thought the next step in this process is recording a CD with 23 songs and a beautiful booklet in Catalan and English that includes all the poetic texts. In this way people from around the world will be able to understand the poems and connect with the meaning of the words.

So, this is how the idea of making De Catalunya vinc... Catalan Art Songs of the XX & XXI Centuries came to life and the reason because we need your help.

Helping is easy: you can make small donations and receive a reward in exchange. Just read on the right all the options you have.

Hear Camins de Fada, a beautiful Catalan Song that is part of the CD!

THE CONCEPT BEHIND THE CD & ITS MUSIC

Thanks to the union of two powerful languages, music and poetry, the Catalan art song is a mirror in which society is reflected throughout different points in history. In addition to its poetic beauty, art song is a genre that has played an important role in the processes of constructing a national identity, evident in the use of text, theme, language, as well as musical style.

To illustrate the different styles and sonorities, and to allow the listener to connect the different moments through music, the CD includes music by two composers who wrote his works in the transition between the 19th and 20th centuries: Enric Morera (1865-1942) and Jaume Pahissa (1880-1969), and continues with some of the more bright and Mediterranean songs of Eduard Toldrà (1895-1962), typical of the noucentista aesthetic, all written before the civil war.

The CD continues with the Combat del somni a cycle by Frederic Mompou, written in Paris on texts by Josep Janés. As a symbolic thread, which connects postwar Mompou time with the postmodern Catalonia of the 21st century, we include the Cycle on poems of the Combat del somni, written by Carlota Garriga (1937).

The poetic texts of the songs are written by some of the most important Catalan poets, including such outstanding writers as Joan Llogueras (1880-1953), Josep Janés (1914-1959), Joan Maragall (1860-1911), Tomàs Garcés (1901-1903), Josep Carner (1884-1970), Trinidad Catasús (1887-1940), Josep M. de Sagarra (1894-1961), Joan Salvat-Papasseit (1894-1924) and Pere Ribot (1908-1997).

De Catalunya vinc... offers an essential journey into understanding Catalan culture, history, and sensibility. At different points in history, the art song serves as a mirror in which society and its values are reflected.

What do we need the money for

For recording, duplication, design; meaning,making the CDs!
Complete cost of producing the CD is 8000E. We already obtained a portion of it trough a Grant of the Generalitat de Catalunya, but we still need your participation to make this dream come true.

Hear the song El cant dels ocells a popular Catalan song. One of my favorite songs!

About the rewards

We have created different rewards, thinking that you would like to have the CD for you or your friends, or perhaps you even would want to have a concert for your own.

Estimated calendar

We already recorded the CD and now we are in the process of producing it.
The launching concert will be on December the 4th at the beautiful Biblioteca de Catalunya in Barcelona, at 20:30. The recital will be at the Sala de Llevant, an astonishing place which has the piano that belonged to great catalan composer Enric Granados.

It means, the CD will be available from December the 4th on, meaning, you will be able to give it as a Christmas present!

+ About the Artists

Patricia Caicedo - Patricia Caicedo
A leading interpreter of the Iberian & Latin American vocal repertory, Patricia has sung in the United States, Canada, Denmark, Holland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Germany, Puerto Rico and Latin-America to public and critical acclaim.

As a musicologist is internationally recognized as an expert in the study & performance of the Latin American & Iberian vocal repertoire having published 4 books and 5 CDs that are reference in the field.

She is the founder and director of the Barcelona Festival of Song & the director of EYECatalunya, a program dedicated to the international promotion of Catalan creators.

Nikos Stavlas - Nikos Stavlas
Born in Greece, Nikos obtained a Masters degree with distinction from the Royal College of Music and a PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London.

He has appeared many times as a soloist with orchestras and given solo and chamber music recitals in renowned concert halls in Greece, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Great Britain and the US. Currently he is sharing his time between London and Barcelona and works regularly with soprano Patricia Caicedo, focusing on the interpretation and promotion of Catalan and Latin American art song.

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#02 / Concert to present the CD on December 4, 2015

Dear friends, Nikos and I are very grateful for your support. Little by little we are getting close to our goal. On Friday the 4 at 20:30 we are presenting a concert to launch the CD at the beautiful Biblioteca de Catalunya in Barcelona.
We want to see you there!!! Entrance is free, although supporters of the project have special VIP seats, meaning, YOU. Gracias!

15€
11 backers

High quality digilat download of De Catalunya vinc... It It means you will have the complete CD with all its 23 song tracks to carry with you in your iPod, computer or Mp3.
+ Our gratitude!

22€
12 backers

Your own autographed hard copy of De Catalunya vinc... with a 16pg. booklet that contains the poems of the songs in Catalan and in English.
+ 1 VIP seat at the launching concert at the Biblioteca de Catalunya on December the 4.
+ Our gratitude & love!

38€
5 backers

2 autographed copies of De Catalunya vinc... with a 16pg. booklet that contains the poems of the songs in Catalan and in English.
+ 2 VIP seats for the launching concert on December 4 at the Biblioteca de Catalunya.
+ Our gratitude & love!

90€
1 backer

5 autographed copies of De Catalunya vinc... with a 16pg. booklet that contains the poems of the songs in Catalan and in English. Dedicated to you, your friends or love ones.
+ 5 VIP seats for the launching concert at the Biblioteca de Catalunya on December the 4th.
+ An exclusive narrated listening guide to the songs and composers who are part of the CD. You will have Patricia explaining you why she chose the songs and composers that are part of the CDs, how and where she found the songs and why she especially liked them. She will also talk about the composers. it will be a great way to learn about the songs, its composers and poets! You can choose to received this audio guide in ENGLISH, CATALAN or SPANISH.
+ Our love & gratitude!

160€
1 backer

10 autographed copies of De Catalunya vinc... with a 16pg. booklet that contains the poems of the songs in Catalan and in English. Dedicated to you, your friends or love ones. The perfect Christmas gift!
+ An exclusive narrated listening guide to the songs and composers who are part of the CD. You will have Patricia explaining you why she chose the songs and composers that are part of the CDs, how and where she found the songs and why she especially liked them. She will also talk about the composers. it will be a great way to learn about the songs, its composers and poets! You can choose to received this audio guide in ENGLISH, CATALAN or SPANISH.
+5 VIP seats for the launching concert at the Biblioteca de Catalunya on December the 4th.
+ Our gratitude & love!

300€
0 backers

25 autographed copies of De Catalunya vinc... with a 16pg. booklet that contains the poems of the songs in Catalan and in English. Dedicated to you, your friends or love ones. The perfect Christmas gift!
+ An exclusive narrated listening guide to the songs and composers who are part of the CD. You will have Patricia explaining you why she chose the songs and composers that are part of the CDs, how and where she found the songs and why she especially liked them. She will also talk about the composers. it will be a great way to learn about the songs, its composers and poets! You can choose to received this audio guide in ENGLISH, CATALAN or SPANISH.
+ 5 VIP seats for the launching concert at the Biblioteca de Catalunya on December the 4th.
+ Our gratitude & love!

2.000€
0 backers

A CONCERT JUST FOR YOU!
Patricia & Nikos will give a private concert for you, your friends or institution. Offer limited to Spain, Portugal & the UK. For other countries, travel expenses are not included.
+ 25 autographed copies of De Catalunya vinc... with a 16pg. booklet that contains the poems of the songs in Catalan and in English. Dedicated to you, your friends or love ones. The perfect Christmas gift!
+ An exclusive narrated listening guide to the songs and composers who are part of the CD. You will have Patricia explaining you why she chose the songs and composers that are part of the CDs, how and where she found the songs and why she especially liked them. She will also talk about the composers. it will be a great way to learn about the songs, its composers and poets! You can choose to received this audio guide in ENGLISH, CATALAN or SPANISH.
+ Our gratitude & love!

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