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BIRTH
Angel Guimera was born on May 6, 1845 in Tenerife to a Catalan father and Canarian mother.
EARLY CHILDHOOD
Spoke only castellano until he and family moved (back)to El Vendrell in 1854.
YOUTH
Hung out with group of young intellectuals in the basement of a pharmacy in the Plaza del Pi in Barcelona.
EARLY WRITING EXPERIENCE
Began writing in catalan due to influence of his friends, the magazine Lo Gay Saber and the Jocs Florals.
EARLY WRITING EXPERIENCE II
In 1871 and after family move to Barcelona, was one of the founders of LA RENAIXENSA magazine. At this point wrote mainly poetry.
INFLUENCES ON VISION OF WOMEN
Long and ultimately broken engagement to Maria Rubio of El Vendrell.
Parents were not actually married when he was born.
IDEALIZATION OF WOMEN, DRAMA AND TRAGEDY
FIRST DRAMATIC WORK
Began with tragedy. His dramatic voice,quality and declamatory blan verse impressed theatergoing public.
1888
Wrote MAR I CEL. Culmination of his first period: simple plot, dramatic tension, tragic and spectacular end.
MAR I CEL translated into 8 language. Start of his international renown.
MAR I CEL
Premiered in the teatre Romea in Barcelona Feb 7, 1888.
1890 - 1900
Wrote 7 more plays: most notable being La Filla del Mar, Maria Rosa and Terra Baixa. Was involved with politics.
NOBEL PRIZE CONTENDER
Was repeatedly nominated for the Nobel prize in Literature but never awarded due to political reasons.
KNOWN FOR
On the forefront of Romantic Catalisn.
President of the ATENEU BARCELONES IN ______.
ALBERT GUINOVART
Born 1962.

One of Catalunya's foremost contemporary piano composers and performers.
Has written scores for many Catalan musicals: Mar i Cel, Flor de Nit,DAGOLL DAGOM -- Gaudi the Musical
TV
Cor de la Ciutat

FILM
Coronel Macia
Accompanist:
Victora de los Angeles, Alicia larrocha

Music teacher: Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya
Performer:

various orchestras in Catalunya, Spain and around the world.
HIS MUSIC:
frequently included in repertoirs of contemporary musicians -- pianist Mac McClure and others
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
While in Fukuoka 3 years ago, I met a Japanes promoter named Mak something or other (Mak is my father's name). he told me he had a good friend in Barcelona. . . when he said that his friend was a composer, I immediately asked . . . Albert Guinovart? . . . and he said yes.
FRIENDLY AND UNASSUMING

I sat next to him during ap performance of Mar i Cel 2 years ago and told him I didn't like the new arrangement Husseins's lament.