The Travels of Tirant Lo Blanch: Music and Chivalric Splendor

20 October, 2011: The Foundation for Iberian Music, as part of its Mompou Chair events, presents “The Travels of Tirant Lo Blanch” a concert by the Capella de Ministrers sponsored by Institut Ramon Llull.  The concert is part of the music series Music in Midtown at the CUNY Graduate Center.  In addition, Conductor Carles Magraner and the Capella de Ministrers will perform “Tirant Lo Blanch” as a special concert for patrons of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on October 19.

Tirant Lo Blanch (Tirant the White) is a novel by the Valencian knight Joanot Martorell published in 1490.  Martorell’s romance is an epic about a knight who helps protect the Byzantine Empire from the invading the Ottoman Turks.  Miguel de Cervantes cites this book as the most important piece of literature  that influenced him to write Don Quixote.

Es la novela total. Novela de caballerías fantastica, histórica, social, erótica, psicológica: todas esas cosas a la vez y ninguna de ellas exclusivamente.”

“It is the whole novel.  It’s a fantastic, social, erotic, psychological tale of chivalry: all of those things at the same time and none of these exclusively.”

–Mario Vargas Llosa (Nobel Prize 2010).

More information to follow.

Thursday 20 October, 2011

Elebash Recital Hall, 1 pm
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY  10016

For tickets and more information, click here or call 212-868-4444.

This concert is supported by the Institut Ramon Llull
and is part of the Catalan Days Festival