Córdoba (Albéniz)

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Córdoba, Op. 232, No. 4, is a composition by Isaac Albéniz, originally written for piano as part of Chants d'Espagne.[1]

Since it has been transcribed for guitar by Miguel Llobet, it has become one of the staples of classical guitar music. John Williams describes the piece as "real guitar music" and which he believes to be partly inspired by the Great Mosque of Córdoba in Córdoba, Andalusia.[2] One author said "The beauty and romance, which is the particular charm of the city of Cordoba, inspired this composition."[3]


  1. ^ British Institute of Recorded Sound (1971). Recorded Sound. British Institute of Recorded Sound. p. 793. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Cordoba (Albéniz). The Seville Concert. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Music Center Operating Company of Los Angeles County; Center Theatre Group of Los Angeles (1 January 1970). Performing Arts. Music Center Operating Company of Los Angeles County. p. 38. Retrieved 24 March 2012.