Roberto Gerhard (1896-1970) was a Catalan-born composer, musical scholar, and writer.
Gerhard (who only consistently adopted the form ‘Roberto’ after he was exiled from Spain) was the son of a German-Swiss father and an Alsatian mother. Born Robert Juan Rene Gerhard on 25th September 1896 in Valls, Catalonia, he was predisposed to an international, multilingual outlook, but by birth and culture he was a Catalan. He studied piano with Enrique Granados and composition with the great scholar-composer Felipe Pedrell, teacher of Isaac Albéniz, Granados,…
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