Pàgina web Masia d'en Cabanyes
On February 6th the article "1820 London-Vilanova. A Clementi piano in a liquors ship", was presented and published in the book "La Masia d’en Cabanyes. Poetry, music and mythes in the Catalan Romanticism", which will bring back sessions of thematic visits at the Centre d’Interpretació del Romanticisme Manuel de Cabanyes.
The instrument was acquired by Josep Anton Cabanyes in 1820 in London, when he was twenty-three years old. Marina Rodríguez Brià points out that the young melomaniac and collector must have been easy seduced by the frenzied musical activity of the city. Sea, rivers, and canals trading routes were the best way to transport pianos.