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Presentation of new book on Xavier Montsalvatge

Xavier Montsalvatge, homenaje a un composito, the first book published about the composer Xavier Montsalvatge since his death in May, 2002, was presented this morning at the Barcelona offices of the Spanish Society of Authors & Editors (SGAE). The book is a joint project published by Fundación Autor, with Llorenç Caballero as coordinator and editor, and contributions from eminent experts on the figure of Montsalvatge: Roger Alier, Antoni Ros Marbà, Antonio Gallego, José Guerrero Martín, Juan José Olives, Antonio Iglesias, Josep Lluís Falcó, Jorge de Persia, Adam Kent, Mònica Pagès and Jordi Codina. The book contains over 300 pages and includes a detailed catalogue of works, filmography and annotated bibliography, plus a chapter by José Luis Gómez featuring personal testimonies about Xavier Montsalvatge from, among others, Montserrat Caballé, Teresa Berganza, Alicia de Larrocha, Victòria dels Àngels, Frederic Mompou, Paloma O'Shea and Xavier Valls. Llorenç Caballero, Ramon Muntaner, who is head of the SGAE in the Mediterranean area, and close relations of Montsalvatge, including his wife and children, all attended the presentation.