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ALBÉNIZ, Isaac

Camprodon (Girona) 1860- Cambo-les-Bains 1909

Though celebrated as a composer for the piano, Isaac Albéniz by no means confined himself to piano music. Indeed he devoted more than a decade of his almost forty-nine years to writing music for the stage (which only until recently has received significant attention with major performances and recordings), while intermittently throughout his career he wrote songs - more than two dozen of them -as well as several orchestral and chamber works.Born in Camprodón, Gerona on 29 May 1860, Albéniz began life as a prodigy and after many adventurous concert tours that took him as far away from home as the... [+]