Isaac Albeniz: Iberia And Espana

Books | Piano

Publisher: Dover Publications
Composer: Isaac Albéniz
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909) began his musical life as a piano prodigy in Barcelona at the age of four, and it is as a prolific composer of solo works for the pianoforte that we must celebrate him most. This Dover edition presents two of Albeniz' best known works in authoritative editions: the piano suite Iberia, generally considered to be his masterpiece; and the album leaves Espana, which contain the 'Tango', his most popular individual work. Iberia is a collection of twelve musical scenes of Spanish life, principally Andalusian, written between 1906 and 1909. Its brilliant and complex character is suffused with the rhythms and harmonies of Spanish popular music, to which Albeniz turned for inspiration in the last years of his life. Espana, an earlier work first published in 1890, is made up of six piano pieces that subtly reflect the influences of the piano literature of the 19th century-salon, and, like Iberia, the harmony and style of Impressionism, which Albeniz undeniably helped to establish.
ISBN: 9780486253671
No of pages: 192
Language: English
Catalogue No: DP13228

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        Musicroom Reviews

        Excellente édition, qui offre 186 pages de musique pour un rapport qualité-prix peut-être imbattable. Ibéria est une partition parfois très complexe, que cette édition rend parfaitement lisible.
        Anonymous - (LYON, France)

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