Eight pieces in one 'Spanish Suite' from Spanish pianist and composer, Isaac Albeniz who was born in 1860 and as a child prodigy, gave his first public concert on the piano at the tender age of 4. At the beginning of the 1880s, he met the musicologist Felipe Pedrell who collected traditional songs and this awakened in the young Albeniz a life-long passion for Spanish traditional music. Edited by Juan Salvat.
Piano pieces entitled with different regions of Spain. Albeniz's individual style of writing, with exciting rhythms and discordancies. For players of intermediate to higher standard. Anónimo
- (Braunton, United Kingdom)
Albeniz must have been some pianist - his music, though very 'pianistic', is often of considerable difficulty.This Suite Espanola isn't as demanding as Iberia however, and contains a number of very satisfying and charming short pieces for players of Grade 7 or 8 standard and above - lots of big stretches, chords, repeated notes and different voices. This Spanish edition is pretty good value for money, though a page turner is probably the only alternative to memorising! Fingering and editorial work are helpful. Anónimo
- (Epsom, United Kingdom)