|Lluís Millet i Pagès|
Portrait of Lluís Millet by Ramon Casas
|Monuments||Statue of Lluís Millet at the Palau de la Musica Catalana|
|Known for||Co-founder of Orfeó Català|
He died in 1941 and is interred in the Montjuïc Cemetery in Barcelona.
Education and Training
Lluís Millet's family moved to Barcelona to escape the threats posed by the Third Carlist War. The family wanted Lluís to become a merchant, but he followed the musical career by enrolling at the Conservatory of the Liceu of Barcelona. There he trained under Miquel Font and Josep Rodoreda, and Carles G. Vidiella.
Lluís Millet was early attracted to choir songs, and aged just 17 he became conductor of the Chorus the "La Lira de Sant Cugat del Vallès." He also had a job at the Cafè Inglés in Barcelona, first as pianist and later as a member of a trio with Josep Badia, the violinist, and Lluís Pamies, who played the harmonium.
- Egloga for orchestra
- Catalanesques for orchestra
- Spanish Music in the Twentieth Century: 1993- Page 75 "Therefore, we begin with Lluis Millet (1867-1941), a significant figure for Catalonian music not so much as composer but as catalyst of ideas. One of Pedrell's students, he founded the Orfeo Catala in 1891 — of fundamental importance in the musical life of Barcelona — and served as its director until his death. Beginning in 1896 he taught choral music at Barcelona's Escuela Municipal de Musica and later succeeded Nicolau as director. He was a brilliant speaker and writer. As a composer, in addition to an Egloga and Catalanesques for orchestra, ..."
- "Lluís Millet (Choral Conductor, Composer)". Bach Cantatas. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
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