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The Maja and the Nightingale

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Monday 11 April 2011

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.

Music Played

5 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Enrique Granados La Maja de Goya - guitar transcription

    Performer: Duo Horreaux-Trehard

    Calliope CAL 9204

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    Enrique Granados Tonadillas - La maja dolorosa no.1-3

    Performer: Montserrat Caballé (soprano)/ orchestra conducted by Rafael Ferrer

    BMG 09026 6253 2

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    Enrique Granados En la aldea for piano duet

    Performer: Douglas Riva and Glen Kirchoff (piano)

    CRC 2043

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    Enrique Granados Danzas Espanolas Set 1 no.1

    Performer: Alicia de Larrocha (piano)

    Decca 414 557-2

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    Enrique Granados Piano Quintet

    Performer: Ensemble Variable

    Cpo 999 609-2

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