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Isaac Albéniz was born in Spain in 1861. This composer belonged to the Impressionist period, and died in 1909. Issac Albéniz

IsaacAlbéniz was born in Gerona province in Spain.  He was a child prodigy, who first appeared as a pianist at the age of 4. He had extensively toured Spain and South America as a pianist by the age of 15.  He studied in Paris and was a pupil of Vincent D'Indy. He became a personal friend of Franz LisztSchumann and Liszt had a great influence on his early piano music.

He became a Spanish nationalist composer and pianist who reflected the rhythms and styles of Spanish folkmusic

He wrote mainly piano music, (250 piano works)  but also a number of operas, orchestral pieces, and songs. His masterpiece is the Iberia suite. This consists of 12 pieces for piano, evoking the mood of Spanish fiestas. Several of his piano pieces have been arranged for orchestra by Enrique Arbos.


Works written by Albéniz      
Audio is available for 2 tunes by this composer.
      
No.Name of WorkCategoryEnsembleSoloInstrument
1 Granada, from Suite Española, Op.47 Short PieceSoloPiano
2 Tango in DShort PieceSoloPiano
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