Guillem Brugarolas
(Barcelona, 1889- 1959)

Son of an important industrialist from Barcelona, ??he studied industrial expertise at the Escola de Comerç de Barcelona and studied piano and composition. Throughout his life he knew how to combine family business with musical activity. He regularly organized musical and literary evenings at his home. Among the musicians who attended these evenings were the violinist Joan Altimira, the cellist Francisco Pérez Prió and the soprano Conxita Badia to whom he dedicated the cycle of songs "Estacions", one of the few works edited during the composer's lifetime. He composed seventy works of which fifty-one remain. Among the works piano pieces, songs and piano trios predominate. His creative period took place between 1918 and 1933. After the Civil War the composer stopped composing.  Brugarolas was a great admirer of Wagner and regularly attended the seasons of the Gran Teatre del Liceu.

The style of Brugarolas 'work is the result of the great romantic tradition, but the influence of Granados' music and Catalan popular song is also noticeable. His works for piano are pieces of great simplicity, of short format and of an intimate character. During the composer's lifetime, the dissemination of his work was practically nil. In 2014, a tribute concert was held at the Palau de la Música from Barcelona in which several of his works were performed.


Guillem Brugarolas Archive in the Music Museum of Barcelona


Gener, for voice and piano

Abril, for voice and piano