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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Cadaques, Spain 2004 (&1998)

In 1998 and in 2004 I participated in the international conducting competitions in Cadaques and Girona, Spain (near Barcelona). It was the perfect combination of great beaches, seafood, and fantastic 20th century repertoire!

In 2000, I conducted Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, and in 1998 I was a semi-finalist and conducted Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite and Soldier's Tale (among other pieces).
Salvador Dali lived in Cadaques, so there some great museums there with his works (also nearby in Figueras). The cliffs and scenery of the area clearly inspired his surealistic landscapes.

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