Granados’ Goyescas are a true cornerstone of modern piano repertoire, ó la Maja y el Ruiseñor (‘Laments, or the Maiden and the Nightingale’), F sharp minor. Laments or The Maiden and the Nightingale from “Goyescas” (Quejas O La Maja y el Ruisenor). Granados, Enrique; Laments or The Maiden and the. Quejas o la maja y el ruisenor (The Maiden and the Nightingale). Enrique Granados & Angela Hewitt More from this artist. Enrique Granados.

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This piano suite is usually considered Granados’s crowning creation and was inspired by the paintings of Francisco Goyaalthough the piano pieces have not been authoritatively associated with nightongale particular paintings.

This page was last edited on 27 Novemberat Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. It resembles a nocturnebut is filled with intricate figuration, inner voices and, near the end, glittering bird-like trills and quicksilver arpeggios.

The maja, his female counterpoint, was brazen and streetwise. A variation-set on a pair of phrases from Tirana del Tripilia tonadilla by Blas de Lasernathe music is in the form of a jota, an eighteenth century Aragonese dance.

The piano writing of Goyescas is highly ornamented and extremely difficult to master, requiring both subtle dexterity and great power. The most famous bird-music between Liszt and Messiaen. Granadks the film, see Goyescas film.

Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Reviewers have called her sound ‘luminous’ likening it to ‘pure aural silk’, remarking on her ‘dazzling pianistic virtuosity’ and ‘penetrating sensitivity’. Problems playing this file?

Much of my time at the moment is spent with grajados daughter Naira Mar. Previewing the sextology, Gabriel Alomar enthused: Informing it all is a new grace, a new pathos, a new melancholy.


La Maja y el Ruiseñor [The Maiden and the Nightingale] from Goyescas

This was first performed in The music came more easily as my perspectives broadened and I cared less about perfection. And so this particular project has meant more to me than almost any in my career. The suite forms part of the standard Romantic piano repertoire. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Quejas o la maja y el ruisenor (The Maiden and the Nightingale)

Catapulted into the limelight as a small child, I performed around the globe for years before realising I had never had a chance to choose a profession for myself. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use gtanados Privacy Policy. Another aromatic variation sequence, this time on a dolorous folk-song from Valencia.

Views Read Edit View history. Ana-Maria Vera, a former mairen prodigy has performed as a soloist with some of the world’s most prestigious orchestras and conductors including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom she recently made her debut at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

Intermezzo from Goyescas 5: Sailing back to Europe, trying to save his wife Amparo, Granados perished with her in the English Channel when the ship he was on, the Sussex bound for Dieppe out of Liverpool, was torpedoed though not sunk despite losing her bow by a German U-boat, 24 March Focussing on the often low status men majos and women majas—queens of the mantilla and fan who frequented Madrid and its bohemian quarter in the late eighteenth century, many of his cartons, for the Royal Tapestry Factory of Santa Barbara in Madrid, cameoed, malden or commentatedon everyday grqnados.

Early success, rather than going to my head, affected my self-confidence as a young adult and I began shying away from interested parties, feeling the attention wasn’t deserved and therefore that it must be of the wrong kind. A lady within, her lover beyond, exchanging words though an iron grill, dusky and Thf.

znd El Amor y la Muerte: In Granados wrote a one-act operaalso called Goyescasto a Spanish libretto by Fernando Periquet y Zuaznaba, using melodies from the piano suite. The Goyescas suite has accompanied me throughout my life, and I always knew that one day I would attempt to master it. Granados’ Goyescas are a true cornerstone of modern piano repertoire, expressing the composer’s interpretative improvisational style in a work inspired by eighteenth Century Spanish artist Francisco Goya.


January Total duration: The melody itself, which ths in the middle part, was enhanced by the exquisite harmonics and overtones of the other parts.

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The rich textures and aspiring harmonies, the unfurling passion tempered by restraint and unforgiving rhythmic precision, the melancholy offset by ominous, dark humour, the elegance and high drama, the resignation and the hopefulness all speak to my sense of being a vehicle, of feeling the temperature changes, the ambiguity, and the emotion the way an actor might live the role of a lifetime.

Work on Goyescas began inand by 31 Augustthe composer was able to write that he had composed “great flights of imagination yhe difficulty. Catalan by birth though not blood-lineGranados was a cosmopolitan. For the opera, see Goyescas opera. The melodies have new curves, the rhythms new articulations. Not only the separate pieces themselves but the themes of them have a curious poetic individuality, so that to meet in a later piece with a theme from an earlier one is like seeing a definite personality step across the scene; but, above all, the music is a gorgeous treat for the fingers, as all music is that th the perfection of writing for its particular instrument.

I was pregnant with her during the recording sessions and felt generous and grounded like never before.