Joan Massià

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Joan Massià i Prats (Barcelona, 14 February 1890 - 11 June 1969) was a Catalan composer and violinist.

His first wife was the pianist and student of d'Indy, Blanche Selva (1884-1942), with whom Massià recorded the Franck violin sonata and other works.[1] After her death he remarried; his second wife was the Spanish pianist María Carbonell (1911-1988).[2] His students included the violinist Gonçal Comellas.[3]

Selected discography as violinist[edit]

  • Franck violin sonata - with his first wife, Blanche Selva

Own compositions, editions and recordings[edit]


  • Set Cançons - Songs. Carmen Bustamante accompanied by Manuel García Morante and José Carreras accompanied by David Giménez (piano). With historical recordings by pianist María Carbonell. La Ma De Guido.


  1. ^ Déodat de Sévérac: la musique et les lettres - Page 173 Pierre Guillot - 2002 "Marie Blanche Selva qui, on le sait, sera la première biographe de Déodat de Sévérac et son interprète privilégiée, est ... Elle y rencontrera le violoniste Joan Massia qu'elle épousera et avec lequel elle enregistrera quelques disques dans
  2. ^ Albert Roussel: musique et esthétique - Page 43 Manfred Kelkel - 1989 "On sait que la pianiste épousa le violoniste Joan Massia qui, veuf, convola en secondes noces avec la pianiste espagnole Maria Carbonell de Barcelone."
  3. ^ The Strad: Volumes 97-98 1986"Soon Comellas began weekly journeys from Avinyonet to Barcelona (100 miles away), where he studied with Joan Massià, a Catalan violinist and teacher. The long slow train rides did not discourage Gonçal; in fact he kept it up for five years ..."