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Goyescas. It is universally recognized as one of the
most expressive works in the piano literature.
Excerpt 5: "Lament" or "The Maiden and the Nightingale"
from Goyescas Part I, Op. 11, by Enrique Granados, mm. 1-4
"Love and Death" from Goyescas Part II,
Op. 11 (Goyescas style period)
Granados expanded the piano suite Goyescas to an
Opera, also titled Goyescas. "Love and Death" is a
musical representation of a specific Goya painting.
Considered among Granados's best dramatic
compositions, the rhapsodic form employs cyclical
elements recalling fragments from the major themes
of Goyescas Part I. The opening measures announce
the foreboding death motive.
Excerpt 6: "Love and Death" from Goyescas Part II, Op. 11,
by Enrique Granados, mm. 1-3
Granados's piano pieces provide pianists from
intermediate through advanced levels with repertoire
that develops technical proficiency and musicianship,
while also igniting imagination and imagery.
Olga Llano Kuehl-White, D.M.A.,
was born in Tampa, Florida, of
Spanish ancestry from the province
of Asturias. A student of the
Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha,
Dr. Kuehl-White has performed in
the United States, Central America,
Europe, and Asia. Her articles have
appeared in dictionaries, encyclopedias, and music
magazines on a wide range of musical subjects. To
preserve the Spanish idiom through editions based
on years of research, Dr. Kuehl-White has edited
three anthologies of Spanish music for Alfred
Music Publishing: España and Suite Española by
Albéniz and Twelve Spanish Dances by Granados.
These editions correct engravers's errors, include
the composers's final revisions, and include
performance suggestions for authentic Spanish
Excerpts #1 and #2 provided courtesy of Alfred Music
Excerpts #3-6, Kalmus Classics.
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