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The legacy of the troubadours is an extraordinary jewel of the history of universal music. At the beginning of the Middle Ages, these artists (writers and musicians), who lived in Occitania and Catalonia, were the first free composers in history that expressed themselves, without any social or religious imposition.
Given my fascination with the music of the troubadours, the invaluable assistance in the research that the prestigious musicologist Francesc Bonastre gave me, and the occasion of the commission, I had no doubt about composing a concerto for cello inspired in several melodies of the troubadours and with a medieval ambiance. I would like to give credit to the melodies of the following troubadours: Berenguer de Palou, Raimbaut de Vaqueiras, Bernard de Ventadorn, Guiraut de Borneill, Ponç d’Ortafà and Peire Cardenal. The concerto is conceived in four movements, the third and last linked without interruption by a Cadenza.