Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Albeniz, Isaac

Isaac(Manuel Francisco) Albeniz(1860-1909), Spanish pianist and composer, studied st the Madrid Conservatory, later studied at Brussels and won prize there in 1879. He gave concerts throughout Europe, later studied composition in Paris with Dukas and Vincent D'Indy. His best-known works are for piano and often invoke Spanish scenes through the use of melodic and rhythmic gestures drived from Spanish folklore. He composed 4 operas, orchestral works, one piano concerto, and piano music(sonatas).

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