TUES 10.03, 19:00
Residencia de Estudiantes
c/Pinar, 21-23. www.residencia.csic.es
Free admission, limited seating.
Presentation of the book by Pilar Serrano Betored
Event dedicated to composer María de Pablos (1904-1990) on the occasion of the publication of her biography. The short but intense artistic life of this musician from Segovia and the difficulties she faced for pursuing her career as a woman and artist during Spain’s ‘Edad de Plata’ will be the topics guiding the presentation of this research work.
The author of the book, Pilar Serrano Betored, who holds a PhD in Musicology, will be talking with composer Marisa Manchado, and the moderator will be Marifé Santiago Bolaños, PhD in Philosophy and Lecturer in Aesthetics and Theory of Art (URJC). The event will close with a performance by the Ensemble María de Pablos, with mezzosoprano Cristina del Barrio, pianist Puerto González and violist Noelia Gómez.
Winner of the First Prize in Composition from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid in 1927 and the first woman ever to receive a scholarship to study at the Spanish Royal Academy in Rome in 1928, as a young woman María de Pablos received great critical acclaim and the support of many prestigious musicians of the time. She then spent about fifty years in a mental hospital, a fact that is frustrating but that encourages us to make her work known, claiming for her the place that she deserves in our cultural history.