Enrique Granados  
Enrique Granados

Enrique Granados
Enrique Granados, (born July 27, 1867, Lérida, Spain—died March 24, 1916, at sea), pianist and composer, a leader of the movement toward nationalism in late 19th-century Spanish music.
Granados made his debut as a pianist at 16. He studied composition in Barcelona with Felipe Pedrell, the father of Spanish nationalism in music. He studied piano in Paris in 1887. Returning to Barcelona in 1889, he established himself as a pianist of the front rank, and his 12 Danzas españolas achieved great popularity. The first of his seven operas, María del Carmen, was produced in 1898.

In 1900 Granados founded a short-lived classical-concerts society and his own piano school, which produced a number of distinguished players. His interest in the 18th century is reflected in his tonadillas, songs written “in the ancient style.” He wrote extensively and fluently for the piano, in a somewhat diffuse, Romantic style.
His masterpieces, the Goyescas (1911–13), are reflections on Francisco de Goya’s paintings and tapestries. They were adapted into an opera that received its premiere in New York City in 1916. Returning home from this performance, Granados drowned when his ship, the Sussex, was torpedoed by a German submarine.

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E. Granados - Spanish Dance No. 2: Oriental, classical guitar arrangement by Emre Sabuncuoğlu
Spanish Dance No. 5: Andaluza by E. Granados (classical guitar arrangement by Emre Sabuncuoğlu)
Enrique Granados-12 Spanish Dances Op 37
The twelve Spanish Dances, Op.37, were composed in 1890, and initially published in four sets of three dances each. These early works, inspired by the Spanish national school of Felipe Pedrell, were one of Granados' first successes as a composer, and have become one of his most popular piano works, second only to the masterly Goyescas.

The 12 Spanish Dances have been transcribed for guitar as well as for orchestra, and are more often heard on the guitar than on the piano, especially the famous 5th dance, Andaluza (sometimes named Playera), which is one of the most performed Spanish classical pieces.

Granados / Alicia de Larrocha, 1961: Valses Poeticos (Complete)
Enrique Granados - Piano Works Pt.1
01 - Book I 00:01
02 - Book II 37:03
03 - El Pelele 01:00:55
Enrique Granados - Piano Works Pt.2
01.Allegro de Concierto 00:01
02.Valses Poeticos 08:47
03.Capricho Espagnol, Op.39 23:31
04.Rapsodia Aragonesa 28:53
05.Carezza-Vals, Op.38 35:41
06.Oriental-Cancion Variada, Intermedio y Final 42:29
07.Dos Impromptus 53:12
Enrique Granados - Piano Works Pt.3
Enrique Granados - Piano Works Pt.4
Enrique Granados - Piano Works Pt.5
Granados. Goyescas. OCB (Barcelona Symphony Orch.). García Navarro. 1992
Enric Granados: Goyescas (ópera completa)

Orquestra Ciutat de Barcelona (hoy "Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya")
[Barcelona Symphony Orchestra]
García Navarro, director

Ana María González, soprano
Alicia Nafé, mezzo
Manuel Cid, tenor
Pablo Elvira, barítono
Coral Càrmina (dir: Josep Vila)

Palau de la Música
Barcelona, 1992

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