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Today’s Memory – Isaac Albéniz

Isaac Albéniz

29 May 1860, Camprodon, Girona – 18 May 1909, Camprodon, Catalonia


Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz y Pascual was a Spanish pianist and composer best known for his piano works based on folk music idioms, many of which have been transcribed for guitar. Many of his pieces such as Asturias (Leyenda), Granada, Sevilla, Cadiz, Cordoba, Cataluña and the Tango in D are among the most important pieces for classical guitar.

Isaac Albéniz – Suite española: Granada

Danmarks Radio SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

The personal papers of Isaac Albéniz are preserved, among other institutions, in the Biblioteca de Catalunya.

Only a few weeks before his death, the government of France awarded Albéniz its highest honor, the Grand-Croix de la Légion d’honneur.

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