Pablo Casals:CellistWar StopperLife Changer Cheyenne Farley Josh Ramos Period 8
Effect of the Spanish Civil War:Silenced cello in protestCasals often wrote letters and organized concerts on behalf of the oppressed, andhe refused to perform in countries, such as the Soviet Union, Germany, and Italy,whose governments mistreated their citizens.After the Spanish Civil War (1936–39), when General Francisco Franco took power,Casals announced he would never return to Spain while Franco was in charge.He settled in Parades, France, and gave occasional concerts until 1946, when, totake a stand against tyrants such as Franco, Casals vowed never to perform again.
So He did not stop a war,but he never returned toSpain. Casals settled inPuerto Rico. The Spanish Civil War ended soon after his protest. This is what led to this music lover legend.
Casals also continued to refuse to perform in countries that officially recognized the Franco government.• Until his death in 1973, Casals made only one exception—in 1961 he performed at the White House for U.S. President John F. Kennedy, a man he greatly admired.• In 1971, at the age of ninety-five, he performed his "Hymn of the United Nations" before the United Nations General Assembly.• Casals sought to inspire harmony among people, with both his cello and his silence.
Other Lasting Effects The International Pablo Casals Cello Competition In Puerto Rico, the Casals Festival is still celebrated annually.There is also a museum dedicated to the life of Casalslocated in Old San Juan Sala Sinfonica Pablo Casals, a symphony hall named in Casals honor, opened in San Juan, Puerto Rico.Founded Puerto RicanConservatory, still in use today.
BIBLIPGRAPHY: "Casals Documentary." Interview. YouTube. YouTube, 12 Jan. 2008.Web. 01 Mar. 2013.<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdLCR_KYD7s>.InterviewLinkTagsEditDelete"Pablo Casals Cellist." Pablo Casals. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Mar. 2013.ThankYou! N.d. Photograph. San Juan, Puerto Rico. (1937) Pablo CasalsPlays DvoÅ™Ã¡k Cello Concert in E Minor. Feb.-Mar. 2012. Web. 01 Mar.2013.