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Isaac Albéniz

May 29, 1860 - May 18, 1909
born in Camprodón, Lérida, Spain, composed during the Romantic period
Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909) was the first widely recognized Spanish composer of the nationalistically splintered post-Romantic period. His use of Spanish rhythms and harmonies in his music paved the way for Granados, de Falla, and others who would shortly follow in his footsteps. The most popular, and many say most important, of his works is Iberia, a suite in four books describing different regions of Spain. Albéniz was a brilliant pianist, earning praise from an early age, so most of his compositions were for that instrument, but given the flavor of his writing, it is almost as frequently heard transcribed for guitar. ~ Patsy Morita, Rovi
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Track List: Albéniz: Iberia; España; Recuerdos de viaje; Sonata No. 5

Disc 1
Title: Iberia Suite For Piano, B. 47, Book 1
Title: Iberia Suite For Piano, B. 47, Book 2
Title: Piano Sonata No.5 In G Flat Major, Op. 82, B. 27
Title: Pavana Capricho, For Piano In E Minor (Also Arranged For 2 Pianos), Op. 12, B. 1
Title: Spanish Dances (2) (Morceaux Charactéristiques), For Piano, Op. 164, B. 36
Title: Piezas Características (12), For Piano, Op. 92, B. 29
Disc 2
Title: Iberia Suite For Piano, B. 47, Book 3
Title: Iberia Suite For Piano, B. 47, Book 4
Title: Recuerdos De Viaje, Pieces (7) For Piano, Op. 71, B. 18
Disc 3
Title: España, Album Leaves (6) For Piano, Op. 165, B. 37
Title: Suite Española No. 1, For Piano, Op. 47, B. 7
Title: Cantos De España, Pieces (5) For Piano, Op. 232, B. 44
Title: Suite Española No. 1, For Piano, Op. 47, B. 7
Title: Mallorca, Barcarola For Piano In F Sharp Minor, Op. 202, B. 41
Title: Suite Española No. 1, For Piano, Op. 47, B. 7
Title: La Vega, Fantaisie Espagnole For Piano, B. 46 (For The Incomplete Suite, "Alhambra")
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Track List: Isaac Albeniz: Piano Music, Vol. 5

Title: Estudios (7) En Los Tonos Naturales Mayores, For Piano, Op. 65, B. 11
Title: Les Saisons, Op. 201
Title: Rapsodia Cubana, Op. 66
Title: Suite Ancienne, Op. 54
Title: Piano Sonata No.1 In A Flat Major, Op. 28, B. 4 (Scherzo Only, Other Movements Lost)
Title: Mazurka De Salon, For Piano In E Flat Major ("Amalia"), Op. 95, B. 31/1
Title: Mazurka De Salon, For Piano In D Minor ("Ricordatti"), Op. 96, B. 31/2
Title: L'automne Valse, Op. 170

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His music is so descriptive, takes me places around the beautitul Iberia, makes me fly!
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Thrilling!
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Exquisite
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Músic to be listen with the soul
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ptgldst9
Mms
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I am afraid I've never heard of I. Albeniz his music is very unusual and yet mesmerizing to her on piano. If it was done on guitar it probably would be more appropriate. Sorry about that.
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Love the deep darkness he can bring out of the guitar.
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Really lovely!
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Suite Espanola --> Take me to Portugal, Take me to Spain
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What can I said to a genius. .. un duro. Maravilloso. . Inolvidable magistral
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My mother and father had a cassette tape of a unnamed Guatemalan guitarist that played this piece along with other native songs like Luna de Shelahu that takes me so deep and brings me close to home even though I live so far away.. love you mami and papi!
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the music of the Gods
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Lifts my spirit
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This music fills me with fantasies of exotic and beautiful places... i could drift for hours with it....
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i hear Granados... this music takes me away...ayy pero que hermosura!!!
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atthebench
Interesting that Albeniz wrote his IBERIA SUITE for piano with the intention that no female pianist would ever be able to play it. Fortunate for him, it is precisely the excellence of female pianists who have recorded his Suite that has brought it to its grandeur.
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orakarat
I completely resonate with this music ...i'ts like I'm part of it.
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BEAUTIFUL!!
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rmmc69
I am a studying his piece, Asturias Leyenda, for the guitar. It was originally transcribed for the guitar by Segovia. I am nowhere near his level, but am a impressed by this work.
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a huge composer in the my world since i play classical guitar, please get into this spanard master he is definately a composer i hope to write like some grand day.
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CIAO HA TUTTI BELLI E BRUTTI EH BRUTTI PERO NO MALE

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