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Isaac Albeniz was a great musician who revived Spanish music and composed many works based on Spanish folk music. Read this biography to learn about profile, childhood, life, and timeline of this musical maestro.
Famous as: Composer
Born on: 29 May 1860 AD 29th May Birthdays
Zodiac Sign: Gemini Gemini Men
Born in: Camprodon
Died on: 18 May 1909 AD
place of death: Cambo-les-Bains
father: Ángel Albéniz
mother: Dolors Pascual Albéniz
Spouse: Rosina Jordana
children: Alfonso Albéniz, Laura Albéniz, Blanca Albéniz, Enriqueta Albéniz
Works & Achievements: He revived Spanish music and took it to new heights.
Isaac Manuel Francisco Albeniz Pascual was a renowned Spanish composer and piano maestro, who is respected all over the world for his piano works based on folk music. His piano compositions were so popular that many of them were adapted to other musical instruments like guitar. Musical pieces like Astrurias, Granada, and Sevilla etc. are examples of such adaptations. Albeniz's compositions made Spanish music popular internationally and influenced the successive generations of musicians. He travelled across many countries, composed and performed many successful works and thus, became popular all over the world securing a place in the hearts of all music lovers. A student of renowned music academies like Leipzig Conservatory and Royal conservatory, Albeniz was very passionate about music. His works are studied and performed even today. An academy called 'Fundacion Isaac Albeniz' was founded to facilitate research on Spanish music and Albeniz's works. Read the following biography to learn more about this musical maestro.
- The magic opal
- Pepita Jiménez
- Lancelot (unfinished: 1st act complete)
- Cuanto más viejo. Lost music.
- El canto de salvación. Lost music.
- La real hembra.
- Tres suites antiguas
- Chants d'Espagne, Op.232
- Suite española, op. 97. 4 pieces: Zaragoza, Sevilla, Cadix-gaditana, and Zambra granadina
- Cristo, oratorio
- Rapsodia española (Spanish rhapsody), for piano and orchestra
- Catalonia, symphonic poem
ISAAC ALBENIZ TIMELINE
Albeniz was born to customs officer Angel Albenis and Dolors Pascual.
He gave his first performance.
He attended Royal Conservatory with a scholarship from King Alonso, Brussels.
Albeniz got married to his student, Rosina Jordana.
Albeniz’s career reached its peak.
He died on May 18 at the age of 48.
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