On the 26th of May 2007 Maria del Mar Bonet celebrated her 40 years of professional career accompanied by the Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès directed by Xavier Puig in the Palau de la Música Catalana within the setting of the Festival Únicas. The arrangements were by Joan Bibiloni and Toni Cuenca who would have the task of “dressing up” these songs, in the words of Maria del Mar Bonet.
The next month, on the 16th and 17th of June the concert would be repeated in the Palau de la Música within the regular programme of the OSV. On the 20th of June 2008 she would repeat the symphonic experience with the Grant Park Orchestra of Chicago, directed by Carlos Kalmar, the concert being held in the Auditorium of the Millennium Park in Chicago in the open air, before 12,000 people.
On the 24th of July 2008 it was the turn of the Orquestra Simfònica de Balears “Ciutat de Palma”, directed by Phillipe Bender, in the Castle of Bellver in Palma. After this concert the idea emerged of making a record that as a title carried the name of the castle, Bellver, of which she had many childhood memories and from the early days as a singer.
The album was recorded with the O.S.B. “Ciutat de Palma” under the direction of Salvador Brotons in the Maller studios and in Ona Digital in Palma in January 2010. The musicians who collaborated on “the finishing touches of the arrangements” were Dani Espasa, Toni Cruz, Antonio Sánchez, Dimitri Psonis, Lautaro Rosas, Moisès Pelegrí and Cristóbal Rentero, regular collaborators of Maria del Mar Bonet. The album was presented on the 19th of March 2010 in the Castle of Bellver, and on the 26th of the same month a tour began around the Valencia region: Gandia, Catarroja and Valencia; on the 6th of April in Palau de la Música Catalana with the Orquesta Simfònica Balear; on the 24th of April in Torrent, with the Orquestra Simfònica de Torrent; the 19th of June in Tunis, in the official concert of the closure of the Spanish presidency of the EU and on the 21st of July she performed in Jerusalem.
In 2011 Bellver won the Internacional Cubadisco 2011 Prize in Havana, where she collected it in person and made contact with the Cuban musicians, the Jorge Reyes Sextet, in a concert they gave in the Teatro Lázaro in Havana and where Omara Portuondo was a special guest. This experience with the Cuban musicians opened up new paths for her, the results of which would be seen later.