Isaac Albéniz i Pascual (1860 – 1909) was a Spanish Catalan pianist and composer best known for his piano works based on folk music. Born in Camprodon, Spain, Albéniz was a child prodigy who first performed at the age of four. At age seven he passed the entrance examination for piano at the Paris Conservatoire, but he was refused admission because he was believed to be too young.
By the time he had reached 12, he had made many attempts to run away from home. At the age of 12 he stowed away in a ship bound for Buenos Aires. He then made his way via Cuba to the United States, giving concerts in New York and San Francisco and then travelled to Liverpool, London and Leipzig. By age 15, he had already given concerts worldwide. After a short stay at the Leipzig Conservatory, in 1876 he went to study in Brussels. In 1880, he went to Budapest to study with Franz Liszt, only to find out that Liszt was in Weimar, Germany.
Brooding and oozing passion, this cross between Spanish flamenco and classical styles is one of the most famous solo guitar pieces. Popular and dramatic, it was in fact originally written for the piano. Instrumental, Latin, Spanish Music, Isaac Albeniz
Tango, No. 2 from “Espana”. Op. 165, 1890. Famous romantic masterpiece of Spanish classical music. Smooth melancholic and passionate dance. Elegant expression of intimate feeling through sound and motion. Music work by Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz for piano solo. Instrumental, Classical, Classical Piano, Isaac Albeniz
Preludio, No. 1 from “Espana”. Op. 165, 1890. One of the most famous masterpiece of Spanish classical music. Passionate, romantic, calm and hot at the same time. Delicate expression of feelings through sound. Music work by Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz for piano solo. Instrumental, Classical, Classical Piano, Isaac Albeniz
Asturias (Leyenda), Prelude No. 1 from “Chants d’Espagne”. Op. 232, 1892. Expressive and passionate composition for solo piano inspired by traditional Spanish flamenco dance. One of the most famous masterpiece by Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz. Instrumental, Classical, Classical Piano, Isaac Albeniz
This somber classical guitar solo by Isaac Albeniz is one of his most popular. Intense and moving. Perfect for films, documentaries, PBS, Discovery, A&E, radio productions and much more. Instrumental, Latin, Spanish Guitar, Isaac Albeniz
This stirring and lively Isaac Albeniz number was originally composed for the piano but sounds just as bright as a classical guitar solo. Great to use in radio productions, political commercials, upscale stores, films, commercial music services or any classy project. Instrumental, Latin, Spanish Guitar, Isaac Albeniz
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