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Albert Recasens

Upon finishing his music studies in Tarragona, Barcelona, Bruges and Ghent he took a degree in musicology at the Catholic University of Louvain where he graduated with a doctorate on 18th century stage music in Madrid. Since the beginning of his career he has combined performance, management and musicological research with the conviction that an interdisciplinary approach and total commitment are necessary for the promotion of forgotten musical heritage. He has published musicological studies in various journals and encyclopaedias, both nationally and abroad, and has been involved in different research projects (UAM, UB). His musical recovery project “Pedro Ruimonte in Brussels” was a beneficiary of a BBVA Awards Foundation grant for Researchers and Cultural Creators in 2016.

In 2005 he began an ambitious project for the recovery of forgotten or overlooked Spanish music with the founding of La Grande Chapelle and the Lauda record label. This brought to light unreleased works from some of the great composers of the 17th and 18th centuries (A. Lobo, J. P. Pujol, C. Patiño, J. Hidalgo, C. Galán, J. García de Salazar, F. Valls, J. de Nebra, A. Rodríguez de Hita, F. J. García Fajer, J. Lidón, etc.) in the form of premieres or first-time recordings.

In 2007 he took over the reins as artistic director of La Grande Chapelle. Since then he has conducted numerous concerts of both polyphony and baroque music. Outstanding among the modern-day premieres of theatre music are the auto sacramental Universal Peace by Calderón de la Barca (with Antiqua Escena and Ana Yepes) and Ramón Garay’s opera A Concise Compendium of the Spanish Revolution (1815).

He remains absolutely committed to releasing music informed by in-depth research on the Lauda label with La Grande Chapelle.