Albéniz Iberia and Granados Goyescas

Albéniz Iberia and Granados Goyescas

Artist
Albéniz Iberia and Granados Goyescas
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Classical
Code
CKD 355
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Booklet available for download
  • Goyescas: I. Los Requiebros
    Composer(s) Enrique Granados
    Artist(s) � Artur Pizarro

    Goyescas: I. Los Requiebros

    09:46
    $4.80
  • Goyescas: II. Coloquio en la reja
    Composer(s) Enrique Granados
    Artist(s) � Artur Pizarro

    Goyescas: II. Coloquio en la reja

    13:33
    $7.20
  • Goyescas: III. El Fandango del Candil
    Composer(s) Enrique Granados
    Artist(s) Artur Pizarro

    Goyescas: III. El Fandango del Candil

    05:41
    $4.80
  • Goyescas: IV. Quejas, o la Maja y el Ruisenor
    Composer(s) Enrique Granados
    Artist(s) Artur Pizarro

    Goyescas: IV. Quejas, o la Maja y el Ruisenor

    08:05
    $4.80
  • Goyescas: V. El amor y la muerte
    Composer(s) Enrique Granados
    Artist(s) Artur Pizarro

    Goyescas: V. El amor y la muerte

    14:55
    $7.20
  • Goyescas: VI. Epilogo
    Composer(s) Enrique Granados
    Artist(s) Artur Pizarro

    Goyescas: VI. Epilogo

    07:40
    $4.80
  • Iberia, Book 1: No. 1 Evocacion
    Composer(s) Isaac Alb�niz
    Artist(s) Artur Pizarro

    Iberia, Book 1: No. 1 Evocacion

    06:24
    $4.80
  • Iberia, Book 1: No. 2 El Puerto
    Composer(s) Isaac Alb�niz
    Artist(s) Artur Pizarro

    Iberia, Book 1: No. 2 El Puerto

    04:10
    $2.40
  • Iberia, Book 1: No. 3 Fete-Dieu a Seville
    Composer(s) Isaac Alb�niz
    Artist(s) Artur Pizarro

    Iberia, Book 1: No. 3 Fete-Dieu a Seville

    09:23
    $4.80
  • Iberia, Book 2: No. 1 Rondena
    Composer(s) Isaac Alb�niz
    Artist(s) Artur Pizarro

    Iberia, Book 2: No. 1 Rondena

    07:04
    $4.80
  • Iberia, Book 2: No. 2 Almeria
    Composer(s) Isaac Alb�niz
    Artist(s) Artur Pizarro

    Iberia, Book 2: No. 2 Almeria

    09:55
    $4.80
  • Iberia, Book 2: No. 3 Triana
    Composer(s) Isaac Alb�niz
    Artist(s) Artur Pizarro

    Iberia, Book 2: No. 3 Triana

    05:24
    $4.80
  • Iberia, Book 3: No. 1 El Albaicin
    Composer(s) Isaac Alb�niz
    Artist(s) Artur Pizarro

    Iberia, Book 3: No. 1 El Albaicin

    07:29
    $4.80
  • Iberia, Book 3: No. 2 El Polo
    Composer(s) Isaac Alb�niz
    Artist(s) Artur Pizarro

    Iberia, Book 3: No. 2 El Polo

    07:04
    $4.80
  • Iberia, Book 3: No. 3 Lavapies
    Composer(s) Isaac Alb�niz
    Artist(s) Artur Pizarro

    Iberia, Book 3: No. 3 Lavapies

    06:55
    $4.80
  • Iberia, Book 4: No. 1 Malaga
    Composer(s) Isaac Alb�niz
    Artist(s) Artur Pizarro

    Iberia, Book 4: No. 1 Malaga

    05:23
    $4.80
  • Iberia, Book 4: No. 2 Jerez
    Composer(s) Isaac Alb�niz
    Artist(s) Artur Pizarro

    Iberia, Book 4: No. 2 Jerez

    10:48
    $7.20
  • Iberia, Book 4: No. 3 Eritana
    Composer(s) Isaac Alb�niz
    Artist(s) Artur Pizarro

    Iberia, Book 4: No. 3 Eritana

    06:24
    $4.80

Total running time: 146 minutes.

Album information

Artur Pizarro explores the piano works of Spanish greats Albéniz and Granados.

Piano enthusiasts will be delighted with the release of Enrique Granados's Goyescas & Isaac Albéniz's Iberia from prize-winning pianist Artur Pizarro. Pizarro has a natural affinity to this music: the legacy of great Spanish composers permeates the Portuguese pianist's musical education and upbringing. In addition to being two of the most important piano works written in the twentieth century, these works represent the pinnacle of piano composition in Spain.  

Enrique Granados composed Goyescas, his 'crowning achievement', in 1911. This suite for piano would later be transformed into an opera; the vocally-inspired writing and the romantically stylized love story would perfectly suit opera's requirements. Inspired by the works of Goya, Goyescas paints a picture of a Madrid of the past: the technically demanding, almost improvisatory flavour and Spanish-inspired melodies and harmonies create a sound world reminiscent of the city.

Also renowned for its great difficulty, Isaac Albéniz's Iberia was completed in 1909, with Olivier Messiaen stating "Iberia is the wonder for the piano; it is perhaps on the highest place among the more brilliant pieces for the king of the instruments." Each individual piece is a perceptive portrait of a different area or characteristic of Spain: hear the rhythms of a southern fandango and northern jota in 'Evocación'; the Andalusian flamenco sounds in 'Málaga'; and the evocative coplas in 'Jerez'.