Enric Granados Campiña
Lleida , 27 de gener de 1867
English Channel , 24 de març de 1916
Composer, Performer i Teacher


Composer, pianist and teacher. He studied with Pujol and Pedrell in Barcelona, and with Ch. de Bériot (1887-1889) in Paris, who inspired his taste for a delicate piano sonority. Also in Paris, he befriended Viñes and Albéniz. After returning to Barcelona, he began the solo and chamber music career, playing with musicians such as Malats, Casals and Crickboom. In 1901 he founded the Granados Academy and in 1912, the Sala Granados de Concerts. In addition, his output includes songs, opera and stage music –which he often composed in collaboration with A. Mestres and Teatre Líric Català. He acquainted also Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Debussy or Grieg. He performed Goyescas for piano at the Palau de la Música (1911) and Salle Pleyel (1914), and premiered the opera Goyescas at the Metropolitan Opera (New York). He also recorded music, some of it for player piano. Some of his compositions have been considered milestones of the pianistic repertoire. Together with Albéniz, he is considered the founder of the Catalan piano school. His performing style is virtuosic influenced by late romanticism.

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