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During the final years of his life and now in failing health, Albéniz divided his time between Nice, Paris and Tiana. Remarkably his frailty didn't diminish his powers of composition. He produced a remarkable final statement, his masterpiece Iberia, a cycle of piano pieces that evoke different aspects of Spain. It was Spain's heritage that spoke to Granados. A talented cartoonist himself, he produced two sets of piano works "Goyescas", inspired by the cartoons depicting scenes of everyday life in Madrid created by the artist Francesco Goya. Presented by Donald Macleod.

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