Recorded on 07/24/2007, uploaded on 01/08/2009
Musician's or Publisher's Notes
Requiebros is the first piece from
the set Goyescas, subtitled "Los majos enamorados" (The majos,
or gallants, in love). The title Goyescas means "in the manner of
Goya" or "after Goya." Each of the six pieces in the set is a
musical evocation of a painting or etching by Francisco Goya, the 18th-century
Spanish painter. Granados was completely captivated by the painter and his
works, especially by his paintings of the "majas"-those beautiful,
mysterious aristocratic Spanish women with their mantillas and fans. In these
pieces Granados brilliantly blended the stylistic and technical elements
inherited from Chopin, Schumann, and Liszt with Spanish melodies, rhythms, and
colors to achieve a highly individual, poetic musical expression. Jie Chen
Courtesy of International Music Foundation.
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