Postby 19thcenturyguitarist » Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:32 am
Spanish Dance no.5 by Enrique Granados is one of the most famous transcriptions for the CG ever, first made famous for the guitar by Miguel Llobet. We have heard it on the guitar how many times and by how many CG artists? Here is the man, Granados himself playing his own composition in a recording he made while on tour in New York in 1916. While there, he was invited to perform a piano recital for President Woodrow Wilson. Prior to leaving New York, Granados also made live-recorded player piano music rolls for the New-York-based Aeolian Company's "Duo-Art" system all of which survive today and can be heard – his very last recordings....The Dance itself was written in 1890.
Granados' "La Maja de Goya" was such an early inspiration for me as a CG as was this piece. Fortunate for us, we can hear how the maestro wanted this piece to sound. Wonder if Segovia ever heard Granados? Probably live! Llobet was known to hang out with Granados, his fellow Catalonian countryman...
Postby 19thcenturyguitarist » Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:57 am
jamiecrock wrote:Wonderful - we are so fortunate that gems like this survive. And the quality is superb.
Thanks for the link.
By the way, didn't Granados have a great moustache?
Glad you liked and aprreciated it Jamie!
Yes he did have a great 'stache! Most people did back in those days
On the same YT page, if you scroll around a bit, you should be able to find Granados playing his Spanish Dance no.2 Oriental...I really want to read a bio on Granados and find out where he got these names from? Its all the little bit of odds and ends like that, that make music so-so interesting to me!