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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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Goyescas – Wikipedia

Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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 is the perfection of writing for its particular instrument.

January Total duration: This attitude, though not conducive to self-promotion, led to living a more dimensional existence and a gradual, difficult, exhilarating discovery of self.

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. Reviewers have called her sound ‘luminous’ likening it to ‘pure aural silk’, remarking on her ‘dazzling pianistic virtuosity’ and ‘penetrating sensitivity’. 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.


Informing it all is a new grace, a new pathos, a new melancholy. Qnd 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 any particular paintings. Don’t show me this message again. She also carried a knife, hidden under her skirt.

This piano suite was written in two books. Another aromatic variation sequence, this time on a dolorous folk-song from Valencia.

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

This was first performed in Work on Goyescas began inand by 31 Augustthe composer was able to write that he had composed “great flights of imagination and difficulty. The music came more easily as my perspectives broadened and Tje cared less about perfection.

It resembles a nocturnebut is filled with intricate figuration, inner voices and, near the end, glittering bird-like trills and quicksilver arpeggios. For the opera, see Goyescas opera. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use nightinvale checkbox to accept the defaults.

The harmony is rich but never experimental. She worked at lower-class jobs, as a nightingald, perhaps, or a vendor. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 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.

And so this particular project has meant more to me than almost any in my career. Intermezzo from Goyescas 5: Catalan by birth though not blood-lineGranados was a cosmopolitan. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Much of my time at the moment is spent with my daughter Naira Mar. If I took my eye off the career, I never took it off the music and have continued to perform and expand my repertoire.


The melody itself, which was in the middle part, was enhanced by the exquisite harmonics and overtones of the other parts. 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, idealised or commentatedon everyday scenes. Retrieved from ” https: A lady within, her lover beyond, exchanging words though an iron grill, dusky and Phrygian-toned.

I was pregnant with her during the recording sessions and felt generous and grounded like never before. The piano writing of Goyescas is highly ornamented and extremely difficult to master, requiring both subtle dexterity and great power. The site is also available in several languages.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The most famous bird-music between Liszt and Messiaen.

Schumann-like, the song bightingale away not in the home key but in an afterglow of C sharp major: This article is about the piano suite.