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Guinovart (i Rubiella), Carles

Benet Casablancas i Domingo

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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(b Barcelona, March 10, 1941). Spanish composer. He studied at the conservatory of the Liceo in Barcelona (1953–61), at the Barcelona Municipal Conservatory with Josep Poch, Zamacois and Montsalvatge (1961–71), in Paris with Messiaen (1975) and in Darmstadt, where he assimilated new techniques and musical language. He has been intensely active as a teacher, mainly in the field of 20th-century music, at the Barcelona Municipal Conservatory (since 1970), the University of Alcalá de Henares (since 1990) and the Queen Sofia School of Music in Pozuelo de Alarcón, near Madrid, since its founding in 1990.

Guinovart's language is eclectic and reveals various focusses of interest. A constant factor is the influence of French music, seen in the importance accorded to timbric elements, a particular harmonic sensitivity and great attention to detail. These aspects can already be noted in chamber works such as ...

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Subjects: Contemporary Music

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