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Pablo Casals

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Casals, Pablo (1876–1973), virtuoso Spanish cellist and conductor, brilliant interpreter of the music of J.S. Bach. In 1919 he founded an orchestra in Barcelona to bring music to the working classes. An outspoken antifascist, he left Spain after the Spanish Civil War to settle in Prades, France, and then (1956) in Puerto Rico, organizing music festivals in both places.

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