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Enrique Granados

  • Original score for the concerto by the composer Enrique Granados © EFE

    Original score for the concerto by the composer Enrique Granados © EFE

  

Speciality

Opera

 

 

Date of birth

Jul 27, 1867

Date of death

Mar 24, 1916
  


" Composer and pianist, known for his works for piano. Together with Manuel de Falla and Isaac Albéniz he was a key figure in Spain's musical Renaissance."

Pantaleón Enrique Joaquín Granados y Campiña was born in Lleida in 1867. He entered the choir school of La Mercé in 1879 and began studying with Juan Bautista Pujol in 1880. He studied harmony and composition with Felipe Pedrell from 1884. Thanks to the patronage of Eduard Condé he travelled to Paris where he studied with Charles Wilfrid de Bériot, and composed many of his 'Twelve Spanish dances'. On his return, he took part in the creation of the Orfeó Catalá choir in Barcelona in 1891. 'Goyescas' (1911) for piano was first performed in the Palau de la Música auditorium, and his international reputation was established with its performance in the Sala Pleyel in 1914. Converted into an opera with texts by Fernando Periquet, it was premiered at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York in 1916, the year of his death.

Awards

Légion d'honneur of the French Republic

Essential works

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    Goyescas

    The Catalan pianist and composer Enrique Granados puts music to Francisco de Goya's special world of majos and majas.

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    Wine Cellars (music)

    Adaptation of the novel by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, about social injustices and class war.

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Other highlighted works

  • Twelve Spanish dances
  • Goyescas. Los majos enamorados
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