No offence to Madrid, but they deserve to win the Champions Cup for this.
The great man lived at la bajada de Briz, nº. 22-24 from October 1931 to July 1932. Barcelona had been recommended as a good place for treating his asthma and Berlin was politically too turbulent for comfort. His stay in Barcelona was organised by Roberto Gerhard (1896-1970), an important composer who has rather fallen out of the limelight. There’s a Gerhard conference in Barcelona this week, organised by the Centre for New Music Research at Huddersfield, and they are marking it with a street naming for Schoenberg.
Here’s a little early Gerhard to start your day.
And here’s the real adult stuff