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The Lost Chord: December 11 - Catalan Christmas

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Pablo Casals is remembered primarily as one of the great cellists. But did you know he was also a composer? Tune in for selections from what must be Casals’ most ambitious piece, his Christmas oratorio El Pessebre, or The Crib (once commonly translated as The Manger). The text, by Catalan poet Joan Alavedra, was conceived in response to questions posed by his five-year-old daughter, who asked him, as he was setting up his crèche, what each of the figures at the Nativity – including the animals – said. Ox me no more questions; mule find out soon enough, this Sunday at 10 pm.