Granada (Albéniz)

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Granada is a composition by Isaac Albéniz, composed before 1900.[1]

Originally written for piano, since being transcribed for guitar by Miguel Llobet, it has become one of the most important works of the classical guitar repertoire. It has been played and recorded by guitarists such as Julian Bream, Andrés Segovia and John Williams and many others.[2] Walter Aaron Clark said, "Albeniz poured forth his emotions in works from the Romantic repertoire, and concluded with improvisations that might well have contained the thematic seeds that later sprouted into his Granada- inspired compositions."[3]


  1. ^ Eggenberger, David (1989). Encyclopedia of World Biography: A to F. J. Heraty. p. 30. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Button, Stuart W. (July 2006). Julian Bream: The Foundations of a Musical Career. Bold Strummer Ltd. p. 38. ISBN 978-1-57784-067-1. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Clark, Walter Aaron (15 May 2002). Isaac Albéniz: Portrait of a Romantic. Oxford University Press. p. 47. ISBN 978-0-19-925052-3. Retrieved 24 March 2012.