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The Song of the Birds
traditional Catalan carol

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Track 13 on CDA67541/2 CD2 [2'44] 2CDs
Track 20 on CDA67831 [2'32]
Track 2 on CDH55161 [3'06] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

The Song of the Birds
While Pablo Casals had a considerable repertoire of encores from which to choose, there was one piece that he would always play. As he once explained: ‘I began the custom of concluding my concerts with the melody of an old Catalan carol, The Song of the Birds [‘El cant dels ocells’] cl. It is a tale of the Nativity; how beautiful and tender is that tale, with its reverence for life and for man, the noblest expression of life! In the Catalan carol it is the eagles and the sparrows, the nightingales and the little wrens who sing a welcome to the infant, singing to him as a flower that will delight the earth with its sweet scent’.

from notes by Peter Avis © 2011

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Details for CDA67831 track 20
Recording date
27 June 2010
Recording venue
Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
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  1. Casals Encores (CDA67831)
    Disc 1 Track 20
    Release date: June 2011
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