Granados’ Goyescas are a true cornerstone of modern piano repertoire, ó la Maja y el Ruiseñor (‘Laments, or the Maiden and the Nightingale’), F sharp minor. Laments or The Maiden and the Nightingale from “Goyescas” (Quejas O La Maja y el Ruisenor). Granados, Enrique; Laments or The Maiden and the. Quejas o la maja y el ruisenor (The Maiden and the Nightingale). Enrique Granados & Angela Hewitt More from this artist. Enrique Granados.

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Reviewers have called her sound ‘luminous’ likening it to ‘pure aural silk’, remarking on her ‘dazzling pianistic virtuosity’ and ‘penetrating sensitivity’.

Previewing the sextology, Gabriel Alomar enthused: If I took my eye off the career, I never took it off the music and have continued to perform and expand my repertoire. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The maja, his female counterpoint, was brazen and streetwise.

Early success, rather than going to my head, affected my self-confidence as a young adult and I began shying away from interested parties, feeling the attention wasn’t deserved and therefore that it must be of the wrong kind. For the film, see Goyescas film. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

Quejas o la maja y el ruisenor (The Maiden and the Nightingale)

Catalan by birth though not blood-lineGranados was a cosmopolitan. The piano writing of Goyescas is highly ornamented and extremely difficult to master, requiring both subtle dexterity and great power. Some of them maidej a strong improvisational feel, the clearest example of this being the fifth piece, called El amor y la muerte Love and Death.


Ana-Maria Vera, a former child prodigy has performed as a soloist with some of the world’s most prestigious orchestras and conductors including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom she recently made her debut at London’s Royal Festival Hall. This was first performed in Retrieved from ” https: Another aromatic variation sequence, this time on a dolorous folk-song from Valencia. Performed in by the United States Marine Band.

Goyescas – Wikipedia

The suite forms part of the standard Romantic piano repertoire. She also carried a knife, hidden under her skirt.

This article is about the piano suite. The Goyescas suite has accompanied me throughout my life, and I always knew that one day I would attempt to master it. This piano suite was written in two books. El Amor y la Muerte: Much of my gtanados at the moment is spent with my daughter Naira Mar. The rich textures and aspiring harmonies, the unfurling passion tempered by restraint and unforgiving rhythmic precision, the melancholy offset by ominous, dark humour, the elegance and high drama, the resignation and the hopefulness all speak to my sense of being a vehicle, of feeling the temperature changes, the ambiguity, and the emotion the way an actor might live the role of a lifetime.

It is difficult, but is so beautifully laid out that it is always playable: For the opera, see Goyescas opera. This page was last edited on 27 Novemberat A variation-set on a pair of phrases from Tirana del Tripilia tonadilla by Blas de Lasernagrqnados music is in the form of a jota, an eighteenth century Aragonese dance.


The fandango was an early 18th century courtship ritual from Andalusia and Castile, associated with flamenco in its slower, more plaintive form.

Work on Goyescas began inand by 31 Augustthe composer was able to write that he had composed “great flights of imagination and difficulty. This attitude, though not conducive to self-promotion, led to living a more dimensional existence and a gradual, difficult, exhilarating discovery of self.

She worked at lower-class jobs, as a servant, perhaps, or a vendor. January Total duration: Not only the separate pieces themselves but the themes of them have a curious poetic individuality, so that to meet in a later piece with a theme from an earlier one is like seeing a definite personality step across the scene; but, above all, the music is a gorgeous treat for the fingers, as thw music is that is the perfection of writing for its particular instrument.

The melody itself, which was in the middle part, was enhanced by the exquisite harmonics and overtones of the other parts.

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