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Isaac Albéniz

Born 29 May 1860. Died 18 May 1909.
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Granados and Albeniz (1867-1916 and 1860-1909)

Donald Macleod explores the life and work of composers Enrique Granados and Isaac Albeniz.

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Biography

Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz y Pascual (29 May 1860 – 18 May 1909) was a Spanish pianist and composer best known for his piano works based on folk music idioms. Many of his pieces such as Asturias (Leyenda), Granada, Sevilla, Cádiz, Córdoba, Cataluña, and the Tango in D are amongst the most important pieces for classical guitar. The personal papers of Isaac Albéniz are preserved, among other institutions, in the Biblioteca de Catalunya.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Iberia

    Iberia 2005

    Reviewed by Matthew Shorter
    Isaac Albéniz's piano work 'Suite Iberia' is arguably the greatest masterpiece of...
  2. Review of Iberia

    Iberia 2005

    Reviewed by Andrew McGregor
    Marc-André Hamelin's super-human technical ability allows him to make light of the...
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