Xavier Ribalta has played different poems of Joaquim Horta, Joan Salvat-Papasseit, Joan Coromines, Marius Torres, Salvador Espriu, Joan Maragall, Joan Margarit and so on, and has make a decisive task in the restoration of anonymous and popular songs of Catalonia.
Xavier Ribalta's work personifies the most genuine orientation of the Catalan "Cançó" (Song). The musical riches of his compositions valued all around the world, the rigour in the choice of the poets played by him and the form of the interpretations all they are his main characteristics.
On March 16th, 2007 Xavier Ribalta interpreted in the "Auditori de Barcelona" many pieces from different Catalan authors, since Joan Margarit to Ausiàs March with great feeling and passion. We could also listen the lyrics frfom the excellent Franch songwriter Léo Ferré that Xavier Riblata sang it in Catalan.
With the accompaniment of really magnificent musicians, the response of the people after the performance was reaffirming the great event that was lived that day. The room, technically excellent, was the suitable context to frame the performance. The sonority was incredible in a distinguished space, and the lighting created the environment according to each theme.
This Friday, the 15th of August we have the opportunity to re-live Xavier Ribalta’s concert through the program "Discopolis" of Radio 3 managed by José Miguel López for the whole Spain in a one hour summary programmed from two o'clock to three o'clock in the afternoon and a special rerun on Monday, the 18th of August at four o'clock in the morning.