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Enrique Granados

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Lérida, Spain (1867 – 1916)

Enrique Granados (1867-1916 was a Spanish pianist and composer.

Granados was born on the 27th July 1867 in Lérida, Spain to an officer in the Spanish army, and received his first musical instruction from an army bandmaster. Further studies in Barcelona with Jurnet (piano) and Pedrell (composition) prepared the young musician for a brief but highly influential stay in Paris (1887-1889), during which he worked under well-known Parisian pianist and teacher Charles de Bériot (son of the famous violinist of the same name). Granados’ earliest mature work, the Valses poéticos of 1887, was completed around this time.

After returning to Barcelona in 1890 Granados spent the next decade building a dual career as pianist and composer, forming a successful piano trio with Belgian violinist Crickboom and the young Pablo Casals. His first opera, Maria del Carmen, was well received at its premiere in 1898, after which the Order of Carlos III (a Spanish knighthood) was bestowed upon him by a supportive government. Granados was quick to follow up on this success, and two more operas were produced in the next five years.

For the 1900 season Granados founded the Society of Classical Concerts (Sociedad de Conciertos Clásicos) in Barcelona, which, although short-lived, gave him the confidence to create his own piano school the following year (known as the Granados School, or Academia Granados). The school was a success, and Granados maintained his involvement with it until his death.

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  • top20fanatico

    Incredibly underrated [2] :\

    25 Mar 6:24am Reply
  • chicknwangs

    Incredibly underrated

    20 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Keemmaall

    nice mustache dude (Y)

    19 Nov 2012 Reply
  • tiply

    el es tio abuelo de mi abuela o algo asi esta muy bueno saber que tenemos antepsado con buena muscia .... familia (encerio les digo no miento)

    29 Aug 2012 Reply
  • MusicHallofFame

    The Music Hall of Fame are delighted to induct Enrique Granados into the Class of 1973. Congratulations. Please vist our page too see the latest inductees into the Music Hall of Fame

    29 Apr 2012 Reply
  • cintrahell

    gracioso!

    14 Apr 2012 Reply
  • emiliankasemi

    elegant

    25 Mar 2012 Reply
  • liumie

    very good

    12 Apr 2011 Reply
  • h4h4

    wonderful

    2 Feb 2011 Reply
  • samarkand2004

    thx, dude ;):)

    13 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Didacvs

    Musica sublime!

    8 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Jaked00d

    elegant :3

    6 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Sunnovabitz

    Aún no me queda claro lo de la muerte de Granados. Hay varias teorías. Que se ahogó es fijo, pero hay varias teorías. Una dice que Granados no murió al intentar salvar a su esposa, sino que su esposa, gran nadadora, pereció intendando salvarle a él, que había caido al agua durante un ataque de pánico provocado por su fobia al agua. El vapor Sussex, por cierto, llegó a Francia sin problemas, con apenas desperfectos. Granados y su esposa fueron los únicos pasajeros muertos. Tiene gracia que a Don Enrique le encantara pintar aguamarinas.

    15 Sep 2008 Reply
  • robotkarel

    Elegante, sofisticado y emotivo. Debería escucharse mucho más.

    30 Jul 2007 Reply
  • melting_window

    Thanks for the great music. :)

    28 Apr 2007 Reply