Rapsodia Española and Other Piano Works
This new collection of Isaac Albéniz’s piano gems features brilliant keyboard music steeped in the lyric and rhythmic spirit of Spain. Although he wrote operas to English words as well as songs and orchestral music, the composer was a leading figure in the creation of a national style of composition in Spain.
He incorporated elements of traditional Spanish folk music into his compositions, drawing upon the Iberian Peninsular’s diverse array of folk dances for creations of rhythmic exuberance.
Albéniz is most widely recognized for his piano music, and this compilation encompasses the spirited prices that reflect his most popular style. Its contents include Suite española, Les saisons, Rapsodia española and Rapsodia cubana, Mallorca, Zortzico (Basque Dance), the Troisième Suite Ancienne (Minuetto and Gavotta), and the brilliant La Vega.
Publisher: Dover Publications
Author / Composer: Isaac Albéniz