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
MP3 £15.49FLAC £15.49ALAC £15.49Buy by post £20.00 Studio Master: FLAC 20-bit 44.1 kHz £16.50ALAC 20-bit 44.1 kHz £16.50 CDA67476/7  2CDs   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Stephen Hough's Spanish Album' (CDA67565)
Stephen Hough's Spanish Album
MP3 £7.99FLAC £7.99ALAC £7.99Buy by post £10.50 Studio Master: FLAC 20-bit 44.1 kHz £8.50ALAC 20-bit 44.1 kHz £8.50 CDA67565  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
On other labels
'Albéniz: Iberia; Granados: Goyescas' (CKD355)
Albéniz: Iberia; Granados: Goyescas
MP3 £8.00FLAC £10.00ALAC £10.00 CKD355  Download only  
'Guiomar Novaes – The complete published 78-rpm recordings' (APR6015)
Guiomar Novaes – The complete published 78-rpm recordings
MP3 £7.99FLAC £7.99ALAC £7.99 APR6015  for the price of 1 — Download only NEW  
'Homages – A musical dedication' (SIGCD404)
Homages – A musical dedication
MP3 £7.99FLAC £7.99ALAC £7.99 Studio Master: FLAC 24-bit 44.1 kHz £9.00ALAC 24-bit 44.1 kHz £9.00 SIGCD404  Download only NEW   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Arthur de Greef – Solo and concerto recordings' (APR7401)
Arthur de Greef – Solo and concerto recordings
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'Eileen Joyce – The complete Parlophone & Columbia solo recordings' (APR7502)
Eileen Joyce – The complete Parlophone & Columbia solo recordings
MP3 £16.49FLAC £16.49ALAC £16.49 APR7502  Download only  
'Granados: Goyescas; Albéniz: Iberia' (CKD355)
Granados: Goyescas; Albéniz: Iberia
MP3 £8.00FLAC £10.00ALAC £10.00 CKD355  Download only  
'Jorge Bolet – His earliest recordings' (APR6009)
Jorge Bolet – His earliest recordings
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'Moriz Rosenthal – The complete recordings' (APR7503)
Moriz Rosenthal – The complete recordings
MP3 £16.49FLAC £16.49ALAC £16.49 APR7503  Download only  
'Moura Lympany – The HMV Recordings, 1947-1952' (APR6011)
Moura Lympany – The HMV Recordings, 1947-1952
MP3 £7.99FLAC £7.99ALAC £7.99 APR6011  for the price of 1 — Download only  
Complete works available for download
España. Souvenirs Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
Iberia Artur Pizarro (piano)
Iberia Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
La vega Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
Mallorca 'Barcarola', Op 202 Christoph Denoth (guitar)
Navarra Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
Yvonne en visite! Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
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)
Mallorca 'Barcarola', Op 202 (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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