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The Maja and the Nightingale

Granados grew up in Barcelona in tumultuous but exciting times, as the city became an industrial and commercial powerhouse, and a distinctively Catalan cultural centre. But the composer drew as much from the art of Madrid as from his home city, in particular the paintings of Goya and the majas and majos - streetwise, brazen, dashing men and women - that populate them. Donald Macleod looks at aspects of Granados' early life, including his piano studies in Paris, and some of the major influences on his work.

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Mon 11 Apr 2011 22:00

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