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Isaac Albeniz

Biography

Born: 1860   Died: 1909   Country: Spain   Period: Romantic
Born in 1860, Isaac Albéniz is best known for piano music that brilliantly evokes the spirit of Spain. As a composer-virtuoso, Albéniz successfully melded together composition and performance to create a bravura style reminiscent of the music of Liszt, seasoned with Spanish folk idioms. The work that most convincingly represents this synthesis of virtuosity and tradition is the enchantingly colorful and atmospheric Iberia, a suite of 12 pieces Read more recalling Spanish (particularly Andalusian) places and dances. Albéniz used folklore as his inspiration, but created a singular melodic style, which eventually influenced Debussy and Ravel. Believing that artistic originality and an interest in one's national musical tradition do not exclude each other, Albéniz likewise was largely the creator of the Spanish musical idiom that would be adopted and developed by Granados and de Falla.
A child prodigy, Albéniz was accepted, at the age of seven, as a private pupil by Antoine-François Marmontel, the celebrated piano pedagogue whose students included Bizet and Debussy. Back in Spain within a year, he gave a concert tour and eventually entered the Madrid Conservatory. He soon ran away, concertized around Spain, and in 1872 stowed away on a ship sailing for Latin America. Upon his return to Europe the following year, he entered the Leipzig Conservatory, where he briefly studied with Carl Reinecke. Soon thereafter, a patron enabled him to enter Brussels Conservatory to study piano and composition. Albéniz won the conservatory's first prize in 1879; the following year, he obtained an audience with Franz Liszt in Budapest; for a while he joined the master's entourage and continued to work on his technique as a pianist. After more wandering through Europe and South America, he settled in Barcelona in 1883, married, and began a family.
By that time, Albéniz already had a reputation as a composer of brilliant salon music for the piano. Around 1890, he met Felipe Pedrell, a prominent musicologist, composer, and collector of folk songs. Following the encounter with Pedrell, Albéniz re-examined his work as a composer, deciding to seek new inspiration in the rich musical traditions of Spain. Not yet satisfied with his craftsmanship, Albéniz moved to Paris to study with Paul Dukas and Vincent d'Indy. The restless Albéniz somehow hung on to a job teaching piano at Paris' Schola Cantorum from 1893 to 1900; then he undertook further peregrinations, all the while working on his masterpiece, Iberia. An immensely popular work, Iberia has also been transcribed for orchestra; successful orchestral versions include Leopold Stokowski's orchestration of "Fête-Dieu à Seville." Another work which gained wide popularity as an orchestral transcription is the Tango for piano in D major. Albéniz also wrote for the stage; his lyric comedy Pepita Jiménez and several other works were produced in the 1890s. He died in 1909.
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Albeniz: Piano Music - Espana; Deseo; Zortzico; Yvonne En Visite!
Release Date: 11/11/2014   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8573295   Number of Discs: 1
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Albeniz: Piano Music, Vol. 4 / Ruben Ramiro
Release Date: 06/10/2014   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 573294   Number of Discs: 1
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Albeniz: Piano Music, Vol. 5
Release Date: 08/12/2014   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 573293   Number of Discs: 1
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Albeniz: Iberia Books 1-4, Etc / Guillermo Gonzalez
Release Date: 03/09/1999   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8554311-12   Number of Discs: 2
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Spanish Classics - Albeniz: Piano Music 2 / Gonzalez
Release Date: 09/25/2007   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8570553   Number of Discs: 1
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Work: Hojas de album (6), Op. 165 "España": no 2, Tango

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  • 26.
    Label: Dal Segno   Catalog: 37 Release Date: 03/30/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Isaac Albeniz,  Enrique Granados,  Paquita Madriguera,  Manuel de Falla  ... 
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  • 27.
    Spanish Dance: Werke Fur Violine Und Klavier
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 115282 Release Date: 03/09/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Manuel de Falla,  Pablo de Sarasate,  Fritz Kreisler,  Rodion Shchedrin  ... 
    Performer:  Gerald Fauth,  Katrin Scholz
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  • 28.
    Buenos Aires
    Label: Audiomax   Catalog: 7031456 Release Date: 01/12/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Astor Piazzolla,  Isaac Albeniz,  Benjamin Ulrich,  Maximo Diego Pujol
    Performer:  Almut Unger,  Thomas Laukel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Mélange
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  • 29.
    John Williams - Original Album Classics
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 756166 Release Date: 11/10/2009   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Isaac Albeniz,  Joaquin Rodrigo,  Heitor Villa-Lobos,  Niccolò Paganini  ... 
    Performer:  John Williams,  Itzhak Perlman,  Julian Bream
    Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim,  Sir Charles Groves
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
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  • 30.
    Cafe Fiddle / Ben Breen, Milton Kaye
    Label: Tall Poppies   Catalog: 189 Release Date: 09/08/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Pablo de Sarasate,  Fritz Kreisler,  Sergei Rachmaninov  ... 
    Performer:  Ben Breen,  Milton Kaye
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  • 31.
    Comme-ci, Comme-ca: Hommage A Georges Boulanger
    Label: Tudor Records   Catalog: 766 Release Date: 06/26/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georges Boulanger,  Max Geiger,  Isaac Albeniz,  Moritz Moszkowski  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Original Salon-Ensemble Prima Carezza
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  • 32.
    Encore Collection - The Many Sounds Of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
    Label: Mormon Tabernacle   Catalog: 5022851 Release Date: 06/09/2009   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Isaac Albeniz,  Mitchell Leigh,  Harold Arlen,  Lucy Simon  ... 
    Conductor:  Craig Jessop
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
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  • 33.
    Kreisler: Violin Music / Oscar Schumsky, Milton Kaye, William Wolfram
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 2529 Release Date: 04/14/2009   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Fritz Kreisler,  Antonín Dvorák,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Milton Kaye,  Oscar Shumsky,  William Wolfram
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  • 34.
    Love And Fire
    Label: Katya Grineva   Catalog: 5637356188 Release Date: 11/18/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Enrique Granados,  Astor Piazzolla,  Manuel de Falla  ... 
    Performer:  Katya Grineva
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  • 35.
    Jorge Bolet - Encores
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 417361 Release Date: 10/29/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Isaac Albeniz,  Georges Bizet,  Frédéric Chopin,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Jorge Bolet
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  • 36.
    Dance / Kathryn Stott
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 10493 Release Date: 10/28/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Antonín Dvorák,  Béla Bartók,  Alberto Ginastera  ... 
    Performer:  Kathryn Scott
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  • 37.
    Label: Et Music   Catalog: 5637511022 Release Date: 10/21/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joaquin Malats,  Joaquin Rodrigo,  Luis de Narváez,  Luis de Milan  ... 
    Performer:  Edward Trybek
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  • 38.
    A Piano Odyssey - Bach, Schubert, Beethoven, Chopin, Bartok, Etc / Trevor Barnard
    Label: Divine Art   Catalog: 24125 Release Date: 07/08/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Sculthorpe,  Felix Werder,  Tim Dargaville,  Michael Bertram  ... 
    Performer:  Trevor Barnard
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  • 39.
    Semplice - From Beautiful Beginnings - Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Scott, Street, Etc / Wilson, Watts
    Label: Saxophone Classics   Catalog: 14001 Release Date: 06/01/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anton Rubinstein,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Antonín Dvorák,  Dmitri Shostakovich  ... 
    Performer:  Tim Watts,  Jeffery Wilson
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  • 40.
    Best Romantic Classics 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 15490 Release Date: 01/15/2008   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Isaac Albeniz,  Lucio Quarantotto,  Pablo de Sarasate,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Julian Byzantine,  Amy Nuttall,  Anne-Sophie Mutter,  Sharon Isbin  ... 
    Conductor:  Julian Kershaw,  Seiji Ozawa,  Lawrence Foster,  Sir John Barbirolli  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra,  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Orchestra  ... 
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  • 41.
    Dans Un Caractère Populaire
    Label: Zig Zag   Catalog: 10801 Release Date: 12/31/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Enescu,  Maurice Ravel,  Maurice Emmanuel,  Fritz Kreisler  ... 
    Performer:  Anne Gaels,  Patrick Bismuth
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  • 42.
    Eduardo Fernandez - Albeniz, Granados, Tarregas, Turina
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 417618 Release Date: 11/27/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Isaac Albeniz,  Enrique Granados,  Miguel Llobet,  Andrés Segovia  ... 
    Performer:  Eduardo Fernandez
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  • 43.
    Label: Camerata Records   Catalog: 28105 Release Date: 11/06/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henri Cliquet-Pleyel,  Jean Wiéner,  Darius Milhaud,  Stefan Wolpe  ... 
    Performer:  Aki Takahashi
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  • 44.
    Label: Db Productions   Catalog: 123 Release Date: 10/17/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Marc-Antoine Charpentier,  François Couperin,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Frédéric Chopin  ... 
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  • 45.
    Shura Cherkassky Live - Encores Vol 3
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 433651 Release Date: 08/29/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ignace Jan Paderewski,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Frédéric Chopin,  Sergei Rachmaninov  ... 
    Performer:  Shura Cherkassky
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  • 46.
    Shura Cherkassy - Chopin, Schubert
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 433653 Release Date: 08/29/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert,  Frédéric Chopin,  Alexander Scriabin,  Anton Rubinstein  ... 
    Performer:  Shura Cherkassky
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  • 47.
    Golden Age Of Light Music - Light Music While You Work Vol 1
    Label: Guild   Catalog: 5128 Release Date: 04/03/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Eric Coates,  Anonymous,  Percy (Eastman) Fletcher,  Ralph Benatzky  ... 
    Conductor:  Svend Christian Felumb,  Harry Fryer,  Richard Crean,  Reginald Pursglove  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tivoli Concert Hall Orchestra,  Harry Fryer Orchestra,  Richard Crean Orchestra  ... 
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  • 48.
    Showtime! Music Of Broadway & Hollywood / Mormon Tabernacle Choir
    Label: Mormon Tabernacle   Catalog: 70057 Release Date: 02/20/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Isaac Albeniz,  Mitchell Leigh,  Harold Arlen,  Lucy Simon  ... 
    Conductor:  Craig Jessop
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
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  • 49.
    The Complete Leopold Godowsky Vol. 3
    Label: Marston   Catalog: 53008 Release Date: 02/12/2007   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Leopold Godowsky,  Franz Schubert,  Isaac Albeniz,  Frédéric Chopin  ... 
    Performer:  Emil Gilels,  Shura Cherkassky,  Leff Pouishnoff,  Wilhelm Backhaus  ... 
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  • 50.
    Stephen Hough's Spanish Album
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67565 Release Date: 01/16/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Federico Longas,  Antonio Soler,  Enrique Granados,  Isaac Albeniz  ... 
    Performer:  Stephen Hough
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