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By Carol A Hess

Enrique Granados (1867-1916) used to be one of many first sleek Spanish composers to accomplish overseas reputation. in the course of a 1916 stopover at to the U.S. his opera Goyescas was once premiered via the Metropolitan Opera and his symphonic poem, Dante, by means of the Chicago Symphony. Granados used to be additionally specifically well-liked in Paris, the place he knew Saint-Saens, d'Indy, and Faure. He had composed a striking physique of labor and used to be additionally on the peak of his profession as a live performance pianist at his premature loss of life whereas a passenger on a torpedoed British send. The biographical examine, the 1st in English, attracts on fundamental assets in English, Spanish, French, Catalan, and different languages. This fabric is thoroughly documented within the large annotated bibliography besides contemporaneous and up to date analytical experiences and different resources. Granados's oeuvre provides cataloging difficulties because of his behavior of remodeling items, long-delayed booklet, and arbitrary opus numbers. within the Works and Performances part, even if, each attempt has been made to supply booklet dates, manuscript destinations, and knowledge on premieres. consultant preparations of his works by means of different composers also are given. An appendix classifies the works through scoring. A selective discography can be supplied, and all components of the quantity are totally cross-referenced and listed. Granados is put within the context of the foreign creative scene on the flip of the century, and a chronology notes similar occasions.

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In addition, the Barcelona city council was urged to name streets after Malats, Albeniz, and Granados. B15. "La Argentina. " New York Herald,,February 11, 1916, p. 12.. A review of the performance by native Spaniard "La Argentina" at the Maxine Elliot Theater, February 10, 1916. "There is no doubt whatever about the charm of the dancer, but there is a certain monotony about her dancing when it fills the greater part of an evening. . " B16. " Diarioopde Barcelona,na,January 28, 1913, p. 1324.

A candle was placed on the piano. "76 Even after the composer's death, Schelling mediated in Granados's heirs' dealings with Schirmer. " On July 25, 1916, therefore, Eduardo authorized Schelling to withdraw "all of the manuscripts of [Granados's] musical works in Schirmer's power," thus appointing himself sole custodian of his father's scores. While it is impossible to know how this decision affected subsequent dissemination of Granados's music, it would seem that terminating relations with one of North America's more prestigious publishers was not entirely desirable; undoubtedly, financial and psychological pressures caused Granados's heirs to make hasty decisions which ultimately affected /5 See H.

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. Many claim that Granados, safely in a lifeboat, saw Amparo struggling in the waves and leapt in to save her; others say that it was Amparo, an accomplished swimmer, who tried to save her husband. Yet another account claims (incorrectly) that of all the Sussex's passengers and attendants, Granados and Amparo were the only ones lost.

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