By Enrique Granados
This impressive ebook brings jointly in a single good, but reasonably cheap quantity 4 of the main memorable and regularly performed units of works for the piano by means of Enrique Granados (1867–1916), certainly one of Spain's maximum smooth composers. they're reprinted right here from early editions.
The piano suite Goyescas, first played in Barcelona in 1911, could convey Granados his maximum, such a lot enduring luck. In each one of its six items, the composer employs wild, insistent melody and hugely person rhythm, concord, and coloring to create dramatic impressions of work by way of Goya, to whose paintings Granados used to be deeply drawn.
The beautiful Spanish Dances, a set of early works, have been a lot fashionable by means of the prime composers of the day, between them Massenet, Saint-Saëns, and Grieg, not just for his or her certain musical traits, but in addition for the recent path in Spanish song which they heralded. they continue to be this present day probably the main played of Granados's work.
Less popular in the US are the gorgeous Escenas poéticas and Escenas románticas, two suites which mirror Granados's curiosity within the tune of Grieg, Schumann, and Liszt, but are choked with the nice Spanish composer's unique modulations and attribute melodic writing. jointly, the 4 suites supply acting artists, academics, scholars, and tune enthusiasts a wealthy treasury of the best and so much enduring of Granados's compositions for the piano.
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Goyescas, Spanish Dances and Other Works for Solo Piano (Dover Music for Piano) by Enrique Granados