Posts Tagged Enrique Granados

Upcoming concerts

Posted by Cristina Martí on February 21, 2011  |  1 Comment

Imagen agendaMaybe you are still not aware that Tritó has a concert schedule, which provides details of all our composers’ musical activity, both around Spain and abroad.

To begin with, last week, on the 23 and 25 February, the Oviedo Filarmonía, under the baton of Lorenzo Ramos, performed the Tonadillas by Enric Granados with orchestration by Albert Guinovart, at the Auditorio Príncipe Felipe in Oviedo and the Madrid auditorium.

And on 26 February in Biscaya, the Orquestra Simfònica de Bilbao and the Orfeón Donostiarra continued the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the death Jesús Guridi, performing his “Cuadros Vascos” at the Teatro Social Antzokia in Basauri

We can recommend seven concerts in March: if you were at the Centre Pompidou in Paris on the 2nd of the month you may have listened to the Ensemble Intercontemporain playing “Stress Tensor” by Hèctor Parra. On the 11th, Sortilegis, by Xavier Montsalvatge, will be performed at the Teatro Monumental in Madrid by the Orquestra de RTVE, and on the following day, at the same venue and with soloists from the same orchestra, you can listen to the Quartet with oboe by Jesús Torres

Continuing in the month of March, other concerts are La rosa del azafrán, by Jacinto Guerrero in Albacete on the 18th, Orchestral highlights from the opera Pepita Jiménez by Isaac Albéniz (edited by José de Eusebio) in Reutlingen (Germany), and the Obertura del ballet Alphonse et Léonore ou L’amant peintre by Ferran Sor in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, both on the 24th. And lastly, on 29 March the students from the Salamanca Music Conservatory will play the Concert for bassoon and chamber ensemble by Agustí Charles

There’s sure to be something that interests you among all these works. As you know, if you want to go to a concert, consult the schedule for the next few months. Enjoy yourselves!

The work that Albéniz began and Granados finished

Posted by Marcel Soleda on December 22, 2010  |  1 Comment

Azulejos para piano, de Isaac Albéniz“Azulejos is really delightful. Rosina has given me the original copy by Isaac and I treasure it. But I’m happy to share it with you. Would you like a copy? I’ll send you the original of what I’ve written.”

This is how the letter ends that Enrique Granados sent to Joaquim Malats in 1910 about Azulejos, an exquisite piano work that the maestro Isaac Albéniz had left unfinished and which would have constituted the beginning of a second suite, following the success of the Suite Iberia. Granados began at bar 51 and left it with its present 154 bars in a masterly exercise in composition, where he is faithful to his own style but at the same time does not betray the original spirit Albéniz’s work.

The finished work was published in 1911 by Édition Mutuelle in Paris. The original manuscripts were separated and have been held up to the present day in the Museum of Music of Barcelona and the Biblioteca de Catalunya, respectively. However the central sheet which contains the union of the two parts got lost and finally appeared in a collection of autograph scores. Probably owing to its peculiarity, it was removed, framed and exhibited at the Institut del Teatre.

As a result of this discovery the Biblioteca de Catalunya prepared a special edition, with score and facsimile of the original, to mark the hundredth anniversary of the composition of this work.

This new edition has been used to record the CD Azulejos, música de cámara, which, as well as the performance of Azulejos by the pianist Jean-Bernard Pommier, contains the Quintet in G minor and the Trío in C by Enrique Granados, performed by Santiago Juan and Cristian Benito, violin; Alejandro Garrido, viola; and Màrius Díaz, violoncello.

Listen to it here >

Gianandrea Noseda conducts Albéniz and Granados

Posted by Leticia Martin on April 24, 2009  |  Leave a comment

The recent tour of the Orquesta de Cadaqués, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, with concerts in Girona (28 April) and Zaragoza (29 Abril) focussed on Spanish music. The repertoire consisted of pieces by Isaac Albéniz, to mark the centenary of his death, and Enrique Granados, and their works were interpreted using the orchestrations that Albert Guinovart was commissioned to write by Tritó Edicions.

The Orquesta de Cadaqués presented four pieces from the Suite Española (Cadiz, Asturias, Cordoba and Sevilla) by Albéniz as well as his Canciones Italianas, interpreted by Ainhoa Arteta. Las Tonadillas by Enrique Granados completed a first part in which the Orquesta de Cadaqués, Gianandrea Noseda and Ainhoa Arteta paid their own special homage to Spanish music.

The concert programme was completed by F. Schubert’s Symphony nº 4.

Tritó pays tribute to the most famous

Posted by Marcel Soleda on November 27, 2008  |  Leave a comment

With the figure of the composer Xavier Montsalvatge we are launching a series of biographies of some of the most famous Spanish composers of all time, which will be published periodically in this blog.

Xavier Montsalvatge is the first because he is the publisher’s principal composer and almost the totality of his work has been published by Tritó. Montsalvatge will be followed by Isaac Albéniz in view of his evident importance on the Spanish music scene together with Enrique Granados.

You can access the series by clicking on Biographies.

Tribute to Enric Granados

Posted by Redacción on April 3, 2008  |  Leave a comment

The Biblioteca de Catalunya, which along with Tritó Editiones has participated in the publication of the second edition of the Complete Works for Voice and Piano by Enric Granados, was the venue of Homage to Granados, an event held 1 April in the library’s Llevant Hall. The event saw the presentation of the new edition of the score of the Complete Works for Voice and Piano, several of which were performed by Manuel García Morante, composer, pianist and reviser of the works, and the soprano Yrene Martínez Roca. The concert also starred Granados’ piano, restored for the occasion. This new edition of the Complete Works for Voice and Piano includes the addition of nine songs discovered in recent years, two of which, unfortunately, are incomplete. We hope that in the not too distant future more sources will to appear to further our knowledge of Granados’ vocal works.

Re-edition of Granados’ works

Posted by Redacción on November 22, 2007  |  Leave a comment

Tritó announces the release of the second edition of Granados Obra completa para canto y piano. With both impressions of the first edition having sold out, Tritó has now released a new updated edition, with the nine recently discovered songs. In addition, in order to facilitate its interpretation, the new edition includes the phonetic transcription of all the lyrics. Moreover, Tritó offers its customers the option of special ordering by email – – any of the songs transposed into any key, to suit the singer. This project received the aid and support of the Biblioteca de Catalunya, repository of many of the manuscripts used in the revision by Manuel García Morante, pianist and composer, who has performed these pieces many times with Victoria de los Ángeles, Carmen Bustamante and Conxita Badia. Also with the aim of facilitating access to these works, in addition to the complete edition, Tritó has released individual editions of the most performed works by Granados: “La maja y el ruiseñor” (TR587), “Tonadillas en estilo antiguo” (TR585), “Canciones amatorias” (TR586) and “Elegia eterna” (TR588).

The most important studies on Granados available from Tritó

Posted by Redacción on November 22, 2007  |  Leave a comment

Tritó has put a great deal of effort into compiling the latest bibliography on Granados, and now has a very significant number of titles. Walter Aaron Clark’s book “Enrique Granados: poet of the piano” and Carol A. Hess’ “Enrique Granados. A Bio Bibliography”, as well as Mark Larrad’s doctoral thesis fill a historical lack of serious studies of one of the most international Catalan composers of all times. The situation with Albéniz was similar until studies such as those by Jacinto Torres, “The Catalan Theatre Works of Enrique Granados” (“Iberia de Isaac Albéniz a través de sus manuscritos” or “Catálogo sistemático descriptivo de las obras musicales de Isaac Albéniz”) appeared. In addition, we should mention the interesting and extremely well documented biographical novel about Granados, “El rossinyol abatut: Enric Granados, una vida apassionada” by John W. Milton. All of these titles can be found in the BOOKS section of our website.

Re-edition of the Granados’ Opera Goyescas

Posted by Redacción on November 22, 2007  |  Leave a comment

Tritó announces the re-edition on CD of the live performance of  “Goyescas o Los majos enamorados” by the Catalan composer Enrique Granados, recorded at the Auditori Enrique Granados in Lérida, as part of the events to commemorate the 700th Anniversary of the University of Lérida, on 21 and 22 April 1997. It is performed by the Orquestra de Cadaqués conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, the Coral de Bilbao and the soloists Carmen González, Josep Ruiz, Maite Arruabarrena and Alfonso Echevarría. The recording is of Albert Guinovart’s orchestral arrangements, whose intention was to “clarify as far as possible the instrumentation while respecting the original manuscript, and to heighten the most meaningful aspects, as well as strengthen the melodic aspect of the orchestra.” Every measure of this work is marked by the spirit of Granados, a fundamental figure in Catalan musical nationalism and romanticism. Still we should stress in this recording some of its masterful moments, such as the Intermezzo, or moments as sublime as the entire third part, which from the interlude to the last measure is of incomparable beauty. The opera Goyescas is based on an earlier piece by the composer, of the same title, but written for the piano. Granados drew his inspiration from Goya, specifically the sketches he did for this tapestries for the Crown, which the composer saw during his stay in Madrid in 1898. His words on the subject, found in a range of texts and letters, are quite clear: “In my Goyescas I have concentrated my entire personality. I fell in love with Goya’s mind and with his palette; and thus with his Maja, señora; with his Majo, aristocrat; with him and with the Duchess of Alba, with his quarrelling, with his loves, with his flirtatious remarks.”

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