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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

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