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Home and Away

Donald Macleod on how Granados met his wife-to-be, as well as how he found his musical voice through improvisation, public performance and research tours across Spain.

Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Enrique Granados; a composer who, as much as any, presented a vision of Spain to the modern world

A quickly sketched caricature by one of history's greatest opera singers: of dark languid eyes, and a fine drooping moustache. This was how Enrico Caruso portrayed Enrique Granados. In today's programme Donald Macleod finds Granados meeting his wife to be - a story of pauper and princess if ever there was - and finding his musical voice through improvisation, public performance, and research tours across the Spanish countryside.

Tonadillas, Nos 1-7
Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano
Anthony Spiri, piano,

El pelele (Goyescas)
Enrique Granados, piano

Valenciana (Spanish Dance No.7)
Enrique Granados, piano

Spanish Dance No.1
Alicia de Larrocha, piano

Danza triste (Spanish Dance No.10)
Andres Segovia, guitar

Escenas romanticas
Uta Weyand, piano.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Enrique Granados

    Amor y odio

    Performer: Anthony Spiri. Singer: Bernarda Fink.
    • Canciones Espanolas.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 11.
  • Enrique Granados

    Tonadillas… nos 2-7

    Performer: Anthony Spiri. Singer: Bernarda Fink.
    • Canciones Espanolas.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 12.
  • Enrique Granados

    El Pellele

    • Composers in Person.
    • EMI.
    • 3.
  • Enrique Granados

    Valenciana - Spanish Dance no. 7

    • Composers in Person.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Enrique Granados

    Spanish Dance No. 1

    Performer: Alicia de Larrocha.
    • Doce Danzas Espanolas.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Enrique Granados

    Spanish Dance No. 10

    Performer: Andrés Segovia.
    • The Art of Andres Segovia, vol 4.
    • IDIS.
    • 16.
  • Enrique Granados

    Escenas Romanticas

    Performer: Uta Weyand.
    • HANSSLER : CD98-414.
    • HANSSLER.
    • 1.

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