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Topic: Enrique Granados  (Read 2445 times)

Offline zhiliang

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Enrique Granados
on: May 27, 2004, 06:37:59 AM
Hi anyone know any good pieces of the Spanish Composer Enrique Granados?

I have only heard the La maja y el ruisenor (The Maiden And The Nightingale). And it is very lovely.

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Zhiliang
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Re: Enrique Granados
Reply #1 on: May 27, 2004, 07:47:23 AM
The whole of Goyescas is a masterpiece (the piano suite which includes 'The Maiden and the Nightengale')...although, as my experience was with Iberia by Albeniz, it takes multiple listenings to the suite as a whole in order to fully appreciate its beauty, musical interest, and cultural relevance. The first piece from Goyescas 'Los requiebros' stands out as my favorite. Granados later took pieces from the suite and composed an opera in one act also called 'Goyescas.' Which reminds me of another piano piece, actually taken from this opera called 'El Pelele,' (the scarecrow, i think)...this is also a great piece...very difficult to play...

Sorry for my ranting, hope this gives you something to think about.

Nathan

BTW. I'm sure people would concur with me in my recommendation of Alicia DeLarrocha's recording of both Goyescas and Iberia.

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Re: Enrique Granados
Reply #2 on: May 27, 2004, 05:50:32 PM
I love Enrique Granados! I've played several waltzes (he calls them vals) by him, and their wonderful.

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Re: Enrique Granados
Reply #3 on: May 27, 2004, 09:15:30 PM
I played a couple of his Spanish Dances in a recital in college.  They were fairly easy to play, but everybody loved them!  I'm not sure which ones, offhand.  I kinda think Spanish Dance #1 was one of them, but that is just a wild guess.  If you want, I can try to find an old program, and let you know for sure which ones.
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Re: Enrique Granados
Reply #4 on: May 28, 2004, 04:38:48 AM
Thanks you very much for that....

Which recordings should i get for the Goyescas piano suite?

Zhiliang
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