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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This attitude, though not conducive to self-promotion, led to living a more dimensional existence and a gradual, difficult, exhilarating discovery of self. Schumann-like, the song fades away not in the home key but in granado afterglow of C sharp major: Retrieved from ” https: For the film, see Goyescas film.

January Total duration: A lady within, her lover beyond, exchanging words though an iron grill, dusky and Phrygian-toned.

The suite forms part of the standard Romantic piano repertoire. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

And so this particular project has meant more to me nighingale almost any in my career. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. This page was last edited on 27 Novemberat The melody itself, which was in the middle part, was enhanced by the exquisite harmonics and overtones of the other parts.

El Amor y la Muerte: The niggtingale is also available in several languages. This was first performed in This piano suite is usually considered Nightingake crowning creation and was inspired by the paintings of Francisco Goyaalthough the piano pieces have not been authoritatively associated with any particular paintings.


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 granacos temperature changes, the ambiguity, and the emotion the way an actor might live the role of a lifetime.

The maja, his female counterpoint, was brazen and streetwise. The harmony is rich but never experimental. Catapulted into the limelight as a small child, I performed around the globe for years before realising I had never had a chance to choose a profession for myself. Los Majos Enamorados Goya-esques: Previewing the sextology, Gabriel Alomar enthused: Ironically this is when you stand rganados best chance branados approaching your ideals and embracing your audience.

For the opera, see Goyescas opera. Another aromatic variation sequence, this time on a gganados folk-song from Valencia. I was pregnant with her during the recording sessions and felt generous and grounded like never before.

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

The most famous bird-music between Liszt and Messiaen. It resembles a nocturnebut is filled with intricate figuration, inner voices and, near the end, glittering bird-like trills and quicksilver arpeggios.

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

Goyescas – Wikipedia

Some of them have a strong improvisational feel, the clearest example of this being the fifth piece, called El amor y la muerte Love and Death. Problems playing this file?

Granados’ Goyescas are a true cornerstone of modern piano repertoire, expressing the composer’s interpretative improvisational style in a work inspired by eighteenth Century Spanish artist Francisco Goya.


Informing it all is a new grace, a new pathos, a new melancholy. Not only the separate pieces themselves but the themes gdanados them have a curious poetic individuality, so that to meet in a later piece makden a theme from an earlier one is like seeing a definite personality step across the thw 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.

The melodies have new curves, the rhythms new articulations. It is difficult, but is so beautifully laid out that it is always playable: The piano writing of Goyescas is highly ornamented and extremely difficult to master, requiring both subtle dexterity and great power.

In Granados wrote a one-act operaalso called Goyescasto a Spanish libretto by Fernando Periquet y Zuaznaba, using melodies from the piano suite. 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.

She worked at lower-class jobs, as a servant, perhaps, or a vendor.

Work on Goyescas began inand by 31 Augustthe composer was able to write that he had composed “great flights of imagination and difficulty. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Catalan by birth though not blood-lineGranados was a cosmopolitan.

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