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Enrique Granados

Composer

About this Artist

Born: 1867, Lérida, SpainDied: 1916, English ChannelPeriod: Late Romantic

His contemporaries knew Enrique Granados as much for his skill at the piano as for his talent as a composer. His works breathe the air of Spain while reflecting intensive musical studies in his homeland and in Paris. Though remembered today for his piano music and songs, Granados’ most successful work for the stage during his lifetime was the opera Goyescas. Returning from a triumphant visit to America where his opera had premiered in New York and he had played for President Woodrow Wilson at the White House, Granados died while trying to save his wife after a torpedo struck their ship in the English Channel.

Selected works:

Danzas españolas (Spanish Dances, piano, 1888-90)

Tonadillas (song collection, 1910-11)

Goyescas (opera, 1911)