Enrique Granado’s Birthday – Today in Classical Music

Enrique Granados Campiña (27 July 1867 – 24 March 1916) was a Spanish pianist and composer of classical music. His most famous work, published in 1911, was Goyescas, Op. 11, a set of six pieces based on paintings by Spanish romantic painter Francisco Goya.

In 1914, Granados wrote an opera based on Goyescas, but the outbreak of World War I forced the European premiere to be canceled. It was performed for the first time in New York City on 28 January 1916, and was very well received. Shortly afterwards, he was invited to perform a piano recital for President Woodrow Wilson.

Granados was an important influence on at least two other important Spanish composers and musicians, Manuel de Falla and Pablo Casals. He was also the teacher of composer Rosa García Ascot. Many of his piano compositions have been transcribed for the classical guitar

Below is a 1912 recording of four Goyescas; ‘Los Requiebros,’ ‘Coloquio en la reja,’ ‘El Fandango de Candil,’ ‘Quejas, o la maja y el ruisenor,’ recorder in Germany for Hupfeld in around 1912.

Source – Wikipidea

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