By Carol A Hess
Enrique Granados (1867-1916) used to be one of many first smooth Spanish composers to accomplish foreign popularity. in the course of a 1916 stopover at to the USA his opera Goyescas was once premiered via the Metropolitan Opera and his symphonic poem, Dante, through the Chicago Symphony. Granados used to be additionally specially renowned in Paris, the place he knew Saint-Saens, d'Indy, and Faure. He had composed a striking physique of labor and was once additionally on the top of his profession as a live performance pianist at his premature dying whereas a passenger on a torpedoed British send. The biographical learn, the 1st in English, attracts on fundamental assets in English, Spanish, French, Catalan, and different languages. This fabric is thoroughly documented within the large annotated bibliography in addition to contemporaneous and up to date analytical stories and different resources. Granados's oeuvre offers cataloging difficulties as a result of his behavior of remodeling items, long-delayed booklet, and arbitrary opus numbers. within the Works and Performances part, notwithstanding, each attempt has been made to supply booklet dates, manuscript destinations, and data on premieres. consultant preparations of his works by way of different composers also are given. An appendix classifies the works by way of scoring. A selective discography can be supplied, and all components of the amount are totally cross-referenced and listed. Granados is put within the context of the foreign inventive scene on the flip of the century, and a chronology notes comparable occasions.
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53 (Beethoven), a Chopin group that included the BalladedeinnA-flat, a Schumann group, andd the Grand PolonaiseseinnE-flat (Liszt). Barcelona's critics reacteds enthusiastically, especially to the Scarlatti transcriptions: A novelty was offered us by these concerts: the harpsichord Sonatas of Scarlatti written for the Spanish Court in the eighteenth century and arranged for the modern piano by Granados himself. The compositions are lovely and the interpretation was no less so. ^ Granados was back in Barcelona by the end of April, where he gave two concerts with Eduard Risler, both at the Principal.
Esta] obligado a presentar un conjunto, si no perfecto, que esto no puede lograrse desde el primer momento, si en vias de perfeccionamiento". B296: 5896. 20Biographyaphyy Pena also recognized the limitations of the ensemble and the lack of a symphonic or chamber music tradition in Barcelona at this time: "In all fairness to Granados, we must recognize that what he has attempted is serious Art . . "40 whatever the opinions of the press, the concert ended with an ovation. The second concert took place June 16, also at the Liric.
Es veritat que tine el cap pie de cabells blancs i que es dir que ara comenco la meva obra, mes estic pie de confianca i d'entusiasme per treballar mes i mes. . Soc espanyol i ja mai cap espanyol ha comencat abans. Soc un supervivent de la lluita esteril a que ens sotmet la ignorancia i la indiferencia de la nostra patria. . " B371: 182. This page intentionally left blank 2 Bibliography Bl. Diariode Barcelona,lonaApril 6, 1915, p. 8. " A review of Conchita Badia's April 5 premiere of the three songs, "Mafianica era," "Mira que soy nina," and "Descubre el pensamiento, " in addition to "Canco," from Lilianana,"De los antiguos romancerosros y cancioneros castellanos ha sacado .
Enrique Granados: A Bio-Bibliography (Bio-Bibliographies in Music) by Carol A Hess