Nationalistic composer - Enrique Granados

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Caitlin Duncan March 28, 2008 Remley – Theory IV Nationalistic Composer Essay Enrique Granados Pantaléon Enrique Costanzo Granados y Campina was born in Lerida, Spain on July 27, 1867. He studied piano in Barcelona, Spain until 1887 when he went to study in Paris, France. He stayed there for two years, moving back to Barcelona in 1889 to perform as a pianist. Just one year later in 1900, Granados founded the Society of Classical Concerts in Barcelona, and a year after that opened his own pianoforte school called Academia Granados. Granados’ music was largely influenced by many people and events, including composers Edvard Grieg and Robert Schumann, Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco Goya, and World War I. His biggest influence, ironically, was Francisco Goya. His paintings were known for being very subversive and subjective, with bold usage of paint. His works would eventually be an influence for Manet and Picasso. Granados composed a variety of genres of music, including piano music, chamber music, songs, zarzuelas (Spanish Operas), and as orchestral tone poem
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