Pages in category "Compositions by Isaac Albéniz" The following 13 pages are in this category, out of 13 total. May 18, 1909) was a Spanish pianist and composer, best known for his piano works that are based on Spanish folk music. That music of youth, with its little sins and absurdities that almost point out the sentimental affectation ... appears to me like the carvings in the Alhambra, those peculiar arabesques that say nothing with their turns and shapes, but which are like the air, like the sun, like the blackbirds or like the nightingales of its gardens. I believe that the people are right when they continue to be moved by Córdoba, Mallorca, by the copla of the Sevillanas, by the Serenata, and Granada. 56, B. [9] He continued composing in traditional styles ranging from Jean-Philippe Rameau, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt until the mid-1880s. 7, La Vega, fantaisie espagnole for piano, B. 95, B. Isaac Albeniz - Albeniz Collection — Isaac Albeniz. Money-Coutts commissioned and provided him with librettos for the opera Henry Clifford and for a projected trilogy of Arthurian operas. 39, Sous le palmier, tango flamenco for piano in E flat major, Spanish Dances (2) (Morceaux charactéristiques), for piano, Op. Isaac Albeniz was a Spanish virtuoso pianist, composer, and conductor. 4 (Scherzo only, other movements lost), Piano Sonata No.3 in A flat major, Op. 3. 40, B. Performance score. 80, B. 2 guitars — performance score — Classical 10 Pieces for 2 Guitars. 28, Pequeños valses (6), for piano (3 & 5 also published as "Valses de salon"), Op. They had two children who lived into adulthood: Laura (a painter) and Alfonso (who played for Real Madrid in the early 1900s before embarking on a career as a diplomat). [citation needed]. [2] Albéniz biographer Walter A. Clark says that pieces from this period received enthusiastic reception in the composer's many concerts. He dedicated it to the 12 years old son of General Juan Prim, who was the Prime Minister of Spain at that time. 47/5, L'automne, waltz for piano, Op. There are no results available based on the filters you have selected. 29, Rapsodia española, for piano & orchestra, Op. The dance rhythms of Spain, of which there are a wide variety. Catalonia-Albéniz.djvu 2,479 × 3,508, 59 pages; 9.4 MB. The five pieces in Chants d'Espagne, (Songs of Spain, published in 1892) are a solid example of the compositional ideas he was exploring in the "middle period" of his life. Albéniz is best known for piano music that brilliantly evokes the spirit of Spain, successfully melding composition and performance. Albéniz’ fame rests chiefly on his piano pieces, which utilize the melodic styles, rhythms, and harmonies of Spanish folk music. As one of the leading composers of his era, Albéniz's influences on both contemporary composers and on the future of Spanish music are profound. His concert career began at the age of nine when his father toured both Isaac and his sister, Clementina, throughout northern Spain. 36, Sueños (Rêves), for piano, Op. 3, for piano in A flat major, B. Search for a Composer: Featured Popular Composers. This story is not entirely false, Albéniz did travel the world as a performer; however, he was accompanied by his father, who as a customs agent was required to travel frequently. 68 pages. In 1885 he moved to Madrid where his works would be published by the leading music publishers of the day: Benito Zozaya and Antonio Romero. Following his marriage, Albéniz settled in Madrid, Spain and produced a substantial quantity of music in a relatively short period. Prélude, Orientale and Sous le palmier were published in 1892, and Córdoba and Seguidillas were added in the 1898 edition. 2. At age seven, after apparently taking lessons from Antoine François Marmontel, he passed the entrance examination for piano at the Conservatoire de Paris, but he was refused admission because he was believed to be too young. As a composer-virtuoso, Albéniz successfully melded together composition and performance to create a bravura style reminiscent of the music of Liszt, seasoned with Spanish folk idioms. During the 1890s Albéniz lived in London and Paris. 46 (for the incomplete suite, "Alhambra"), Yvonne en visite!, pieces (2) for piano, B. More recently, a guitar version of Granada functions as something of a love theme in Woody Allen's 2008 film Vicky Cristina Barcelona. 8, Suite antigua No. [2], The apex of Albéniz's concert career is considered to be 1889 to 1892 when he had concert tours throughout Europe. 232, B. 20, Piano Sonata No.5 in G flat major, Op. 24, Chanson de Barberine, song for voice & piano, El Deseo: Estudio de concierto, for piano in B minor, Op. 25, Rhapsodia cubana, for piano in G major (also orchestrated), Op. Perhaps the best source on the works is Albéniz himself. 201, B. Isaac Albéniz was born in Camprodón, in the province of Gerona, on May 29, 1860. The first movement (Prelude) of that suite, later retitled after the composer's death as Asturias (Leyenda), is probably most famous today as part of the classical guitar repertoire, even though it was originally composed for piano. 96, B. Since it has been transcribed for classical guitar it has become one of the. Guitar. 181, B. 66, B. [page needed]. Albéniz - Zortzico.PNG 1,836 × 274; 27 KB. A popular myth is that at the age of twelve Albéniz stowed away in a ship bound for Buenos Aires. Born in Camprodon, province of Girona, to Ángel Albéniz (a customs official) and his wife, Maria de los Dolores Pascual, Albéniz was a child prodigy who first performed at the age of four. 18, Recuerdos, mazurka for piano in G flat major, Op. He also wrote at least five zarzuelas, of which all but two are now lost. He then found himself in Cuba, then to the United States, giving concerts in New York and San Francisco and then travelled to Liverpool, London and Leipzig. In her biography of Albéniz, Pola Baytelman discerns four characteristics of the music from the middle period as follows: 1. A los estudiantes se les anima a experimentar la música y a tocar todo lo que sea posible, de este modo podrán abordar una amplia gama de géneros distintos. 2, for piano, Op. 40, Suite antigua No. 164, B. (Many of Albéniz's other compositions were also transcribed for guitar, notably by Francisco Tárrega.) 42. The transfer of guitar idioms into piano writing. 47, noted for its delicate, intricate melody and abrupt dynamic changes. The suite shows what Albéniz biographer Walter Aaron Clark describes as the "first flowering of his unique creative genius"[page needed], and the beginnings of compositional exploration that became the hallmark of his later works. 1, Pavana fácil para manos pequeñas, for piano in C minor, Op. Albéniz's works have become an important part of the repertoire of the classical guitar, many of which have been transcribed by Francisco Tárrega, Miguel Llobet and others. Classical. "T" numbers for works are cited from: Jacinto Torres, Catálogo sistematico descriptivo de las obras musicales de Isaac Albéniz (Instituto de Bibliografía Musical, Madrid, 2002) "B" numbers for works are cited from: Pola Baytelman-Dobry, Isaac Albeniz.A Chronological List and Thematic Catalog of His Piano Works (Harmonie Park Press, 1993) 65, B. Increasingly Albéniz incorporated his own compositions on his recitals. Selections from Iberia have rarely been attempted on solo guitar but have been very effectively performed by guitar ensembles, such as the performance by John Williams and Julian Bream of Iberia's opening "Evocation". The most notable work is Iberia (1905–09), a collection of 12 virtuoso piano pieces, considered by many to be a profound evocation of the spirit of Spain, particularly of Andalusia. 47, B. "Albeniz" redirects here. Born in Camprodon, Catalonia, Albéniz was a child prodigy who first performed at the age of four. Albéniz is best known for piano music that brilliantly evokes the spirit of Spain, successfully melding composition and performance. It is Albéniz's best-known work and considered his masterpiece. By the time he had reached 12, he had made many attempts to run away from home. The Doors incorporated "Asturias" into their song "Spanish Caravan"; also, Iron Maiden's "To Tame a Land" uses the introduction of the piece for the song bridge. 12, Minuetto No. 71, B. 7 in E flat major (only Minuetto survives), Piezas características (12), for piano, Op. Albéniz's early works were mostly "salon style" music. A film about his life entitled Albéniz was made in 1947. His great-granddaughter is Cécilia Attias, former wife of Nicolas Sarkozy. [4] Count Morphy thought highly of Albéniz, who would later dedicate Sevilla to Morphy's wife when it premiered in Paris in January 1886.[5]. Iberia is a suite for piano composed between 1905 and 1909 by the Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz. In 1997 the Fundación Isaac Albéniz was founded to promote Spanish music and musicians and to act as a research centre for Albéniz and Spanish music in general.[2]. He is quoted as commenting on his earlier period works as: There are among them a few things that are not completely worthless. 27, Piano Sonata No. "[10] Felipe Pedrell inspired Albéniz to write Spanish music such as the Suite española, Op. Transcriptions of many of his pieces, such as Asturias (Leyenda), Granada, Sevilla, Cadiz, Córdoba, Cataluña, Mallorca, and Tango in D, are important pieces for classical guitar, though he never composed for the guitar. 165, B. Each piece represents a specific region of Spain and is cast as a dance, song, or musical form characteristic of that place. Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz y Pascual (Spanish pronunciation: [iˈsak alˈβeniθ]; 29 May 1860 – 18 May 1909) was a Spanish virtuoso pianist, composer, and conductor. Born in 1860, Isaac Albéniz is best known for piano music that brilliantly evokes the spirit of Spain. Return to the List of the Classical Composers Read Full Biography. 232, (Spanish: Cantos de España = Songs of Spain) is a suite of originally three, later five pieces for the piano by Isaac Albéniz. No. 4. Born in Camprodon, province of Girona, to Ángel Albéniz (a customs official) and his wife, Maria de los Dolores Pascual, Albéniz was a child prodigy who first performed at the age of four. 83, B. As a composer-virtuoso, Albéniz successfully melded together composition and performance to create a bravura style reminiscent of the music of Liszt, seasoned with Spanish folk idioms. 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