By Carol A Hess
Enrique Granados (1867-1916) used to be one of many first glossy Spanish composers to accomplish overseas popularity. in the course of a 1916 stopover at to the U.S. his opera Goyescas used to be premiered through the Metropolitan Opera and his symphonic poem, Dante, by way of the Chicago Symphony. Granados used to be additionally specifically sought after in Paris, the place he knew Saint-Saens, d'Indy, and Faure. He had composed a notable physique of labor and used to be additionally on the peak of his occupation as a live performance pianist at his premature demise whereas a passenger on a torpedoed British send. The biographical research, the 1st in English, attracts on fundamental resources in English, Spanish, French, Catalan, and different languages. This fabric is thoroughly documented within the large annotated bibliography in addition to contemporaneous and up to date analytical experiences and different resources. Granados's oeuvre provides cataloging difficulties because of his behavior of transforming items, long-delayed book, and arbitrary opus numbers. within the Works and Performances part, even if, each attempt has been made to provide ebook dates, manuscript destinations, and knowledge on premieres. consultant preparations of his works by way of different composers also are given. An appendix classifies the works by way of scoring. A selective discography can be supplied, and all elements of the quantity are totally cross-referenced and listed. Granados is put within the context of the overseas creative scene on the flip of the century, and a chronology notes similar occasions.
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B7. " New York Times,,May 6, 1916, p. 11.. The Spanish Consul General of New York, F. " B8. Alaveda, Joan. Conxitaa[sic]icBadia:diuna vida Editorial Portic, 1975. asSeveral references tos to Granados that center mainly around life at the Granados Academy. B9. Albet, Montserrat. " Program notes for a piano recital at the Sala Vila, Barcelona, June 17, 1987. For a recital by Catalan pianist Carlotta Garriga. Albet gives a biographical outline in which the author explains the background of La cieguecitaitade Belen,lenand dwells at somewhat greater length thanan other sources on the collaboration between Granados and Gabriel Miro.
Certainly the critical point in the supervision of Granados's music occurred in the decade after his death (Eduardo died in 1928). Moreover, the horrors of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) contributed to the loss of manuscripts and biographical documents, although ironically it was in the midst of that dire period that the only revivals in Spain of 77 7 B82: 53. " A single exception seems to be the performance of a SpanishDancence by Leon Moreau in Barcelona in 1910. Biography35 35 Maria del Carmen and Goyescasoccurred--the latter chosen to celebrate e the reopening of the Liceu months after Franco's victory.
S. )Since Granados was sas unable to change the reservation without losing his money, he and Amparo returned promptly to New York and sailed March ll. 71 70 B10: 497. 71 The printed programs for the March 15 benefit concert include Granados's name, a fact that has led some biographers to believe that he participated in this concert. tone. While crossing the Channel at midafternoon, the vessel was torpedoed by a German submarine, the UB-29. Both Granados and Amparo were immediately drowned. Death and Aftermath Biographers give conflicting versions of the tragedy, although all base their descriptions on the testimony of witnesses.