Hyperion Records

Isaac Albéniz

born: 29 May 1860
died: 18 May 1909
country: Spain

Born in 1860, near the French border in the Catalonian town of Camprodón, Albéniz was a phenomenal child prodigy who began touring Spain and Cuba as an itinerant piano virtuoso already in his early teens. He was not yet twenty when he finished his studies, avec distinction, at the Conservatoire Royal in Brussels. During the 1880s and ’90s, Albéniz emerged as a composer of originality and significance, creating a Spanish national style in such evergreen favourites as the Suite española, Recuerdos de viaje, and Cantos de España. In these musical travelogues for solo piano, Albéniz combined Romantic harmony with Spanish rhythm and melody to capture the allure of exotic peninsular locales, especially Granada, Sevilla and Córdoba.

However, despite the nationalist orientation of his music, Albéniz felt increasingly disenchanted with the conservative politics, religion, and cultural backwardness of Spain. So, in 1890 he moved to London, and four years later to Paris, which remained his principal residence for the rest of his life. Under the influence of French music, Albéniz’s style underwent a dramatic transformation.

Albums
'Albéniz: Iberia & other late piano music' (CDA67476/7)
Albéniz: Iberia & other late piano music
Buy by post £20.00 CDA67476/7  2CDs   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Stephen Hough's Spanish Album' (CDA67565)
Stephen Hough's Spanish Album
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67565  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
On other labels
'Albéniz: Iberia; Granados: Goyescas' (CKD355)
Albéniz: Iberia; Granados: Goyescas
CKD355  2CDs Download only  
'Arthur de Greef – Solo and concerto recordings' (APR7401)
Arthur de Greef – Solo and concerto recordings
APR7401  4CDs Download only  
'Eileen Joyce – The complete Parlophone & Columbia solo recordings' (APR7502)
Eileen Joyce – The complete Parlophone & Columbia solo recordings
APR7502  5CDs Download only  
'Granados: Goyescas; Albéniz: Iberia' (CKD355)
Granados: Goyescas; Albéniz: Iberia
CKD355  2CDs Download only  
'Jorge Bolet – His earliest recordings' (APR6009)
Jorge Bolet – His earliest recordings
APR6009  2CDs for the price of 1 — Download only  
'Moriz Rosenthal – The complete recordings' (APR7503)
Moriz Rosenthal – The complete recordings
APR7503  5CDs Download only  
'Moura Lympany – The HMV Recordings, 1947-1952' (APR6011)
Moura Lympany – The HMV Recordings, 1947-1952
APR6011  2CDs for the price of 1 — Download only  
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Almería  Book 2 No 2 of Iberia (Albéniz)
Asturias  Movement 2 of España. Souvenirs (Albéniz)
Cantos de España, Op 232 (Albéniz)
Córdoba  No 4 of Cantos de España, Op 232 (Albéniz)
El Albaicín  Book 3 No 1 of Iberia (Albéniz)
El Corpus en Sevilla  Book 1 No 3 of Iberia (Albéniz)
El polo  Book 3 No 2 of Iberia (Albéniz)
El puerto  Book 1 No 2 of Iberia (Albéniz)
Eritaña  Book 4 No 3 of Iberia (Albéniz)
España '6 hojas de album', Op 165 (Albéniz)
España '6 hojas de album', Op 165 (Albéniz/Godowsky)
España. Souvenirs (Albéniz)
Evocación  Book 1 No 1 of Iberia (Albéniz)
Iberia (Albéniz)
Jerez  Book 4 No 2 of Iberia (Albéniz)
Joyeuse rencontre et quelques pénibles événements!  Movement 2 of Yvonne en visite! (Albéniz)
La révérence!  Movement 1 of Yvonne en visite! (Albéniz)
La vega (Albéniz)
Lavapiés  Book 3 No 3 of Iberia (Albéniz)
Málaga  Book 4 No 1 of Iberia (Albéniz)
Malagueña  No 5 of España '6 hojas de album', Op 165 (Albéniz)
Navarra (Albéniz/Bolcom)
Preludio  Movement 1 of España. Souvenirs (Albéniz)
Rondeña  Book 2 No 1 of Iberia (Albéniz)
Seguidillas  No 5 of Cantos de España, Op 232 (Albéniz)
Tango  No 2 of España '6 hojas de album', Op 165 (Albéniz)
Triana  Book 2 No 3 of Iberia (Albéniz)
Yvonne en visite! (Albéniz)
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