Music: Six for the Master

Once each year since 1950, the eastern corner of the French Pyrenees has bloomed with music. The two-week-long festival in the little (pop. 4.400) town of Prades is too rare and delicate a blossoming to be enjoyed through the sunglasses of ordinary tourists; instead of 90-piece orchestras or 100-decibel choruses to remind a man that he is getting his money's worth, the music is small and wrought with loving care for some of the most passionately musical audiences in the world. And the focus of it all is the adored and venerated master—Spanish Cellist Pablo Casals.

Last week Prades was in its...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!