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Granados, Intermezzo from Goyescas – Jacqueline du Pré: great compositions/performances

Granados, Intermezzo from Goyescas – Jacqueline du Pré

The Prado Museum Access Google Art Project from this post, or from the new widjet at euzicasa

The Prado Museum

The Museo del Prado is Spain’s national art museum. Founded in Madrid in 1818 by Ferdinand VII, it features one of the world’s finest collections of European art, much of which came from the royal holdings of the Habsburg and Bourbon monarchs in Spain. In 1872, the Prado acquired

The Prado Museum

many notable works formerly owned by Spanish convents and monasteries. It owns outstanding pieces by El Greco, Diego Velázquez, and Francisco de Goya. What is considered its most famous work on display? More… Discuss

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Granados – Quejas, o la maja y el ruiseñor/The Maiden and the Nightingale: make music part of your life series

1.Victoria de los Angeles,´´el mirar de la maja“, Enrique Granados, Gerald Moore (make music part of your life series)

1.Victoria de los Angeles,´´el mirar de la maja“, Enrique Granados, Gerald Moore

Enrique Granados (1867-1916) was fascinated during his whole life by Goya´s paintings of majos and majas of the 18th century. He himself used to paint . Fernando Periquet, his librettist, had also written for the composer twelve poems on this subject. Granados set them in music in 1912 as ´´Tonadillas (solos with guitar) en un estilo antigo“.I love Granados´ (who was Catalan, by the way) overtly national music elements which are always defeated by his romantic melancholy.

Gerald Moore,  piano

Painting: Francisco Goya, 1746-1828, portrait of Francisca Sabasa y García, 1804-1808, National Gallery, Washington

make music part of your life series: Arvey-Francis Duo – “Oriental” Dance No.2 by Enrique Granados


Arvey-Francis Duo – “Oriental” Dance No.2 by Enrique Granados

The Arvey-Francis Duo
Spanish Dance No. 2 “Oriental”
Music by Enrique Granados.
Performed by Evelyn Arvey and Mark Francis
Recorded November 10, 2010
Produced and Engineered by Kevin Callahan
Quaver Studios, Seattle WA

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Today’s Birthday: Francisco Goya (1746)

Today’s Birthday


Francisco Goya (1746)

Goya was a Spanish painter and printmaker whose work profoundly influenced 19th-century European art. He started out designing tapestries for the royal manufactory of Santa Bárbara and was appointed painter to Charles III in 1786. By 1799—under the patronage of Charles IV—he had become Spain’s most successful and fashionable artist. Goya’s works address all aspects of Spanish life, including the political and social turmoil of his day. Why did his art come under the scrutiny of the Inquisition? More… Discuss