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Dialogue at a Window

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Wednesday 13 April 2011

Granados was drawn to the work of Goya at a time when Spain was searching its past for great figures, and struggling to redefine herself in the wake of military defeats. The fifth of Goya's Caprichos inspired the opening movement of Granados' masterpiece, the piano cycle Goyescas. The composer himself sketched the subject of the second movement, in which a man and woman are having a private conversation through a screen - the real-life inspiration behind this piece may have been Clotilde Godo, with whom Granados was having an intense affair.

Music Played

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Granados Serenata goyesca

    Performer: Douglas Riva (piano)

    Naxos 8.554403

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    Granados Quejas, o la maja y el ruisenor

    Performer: Kate Royal (sop)/ ASMF/ Edward Gardner (cond)

    EMI 0946 3 94419 2

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    Granados Libro de Horas (extract) - El invierno (La muerte del ruisenor)

    Performer: Thomas Rajna (piano)

    CRD 3335

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    Granados Escenas poeticas

    Performer: Thomas Rajna (piano)

    CRD 3335

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    Granados Goyescas: Los requiebros/ Coloquio en la reja

    Performer: Alicia de Larrocha (piano)

    Decca 411 958-2

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