Isaac Albeniz( Spanish composer and pianist)
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Albeniz, Isaac (Albeniz, Isaac) (1860-1909), Spanish composer and pianist, one of the founders of the Spanish national music school. Isaac Manuel Francisco Albeniz was born May 29, 1860 in Camprodon Province (Catalonia). In four years, the miracle baby for the first time made a public speech in Barcelona, and in seven years, was unable to enter the Paris Conservatoire just because of the too young age. The first essay Albeniz was a military march, and already ten years he traveled solo concerts throughout Spain.
International fame has brought him to a concert at the opening Erarovskogo Hall in Paris. Albeniz spent three years in London (1890-1893), there was staged his operetta "The Magic Opal" (The Magic Opal, 1893). In 1893 he returned to Paris, where he lived until the end of days, sometimes visiting Spain. In 1897-1898 he was engaged in 'Scholia kantorum' (second from the Paris Conservatory) at the top musicians of France - S. Frank, In. d'Indy, FaurцL and Claude Debussy. Two opera Albeniz - San Antonio from Florida "(San Antonio de la Florida, 1894) and" Pepita JimцLnez "(Pepita Jimenez) marked the maturity of the Spanish national identity. Creativity Albeniz, in general, is deeply connected with the folklore sources, anticipated the flowering of Spanish school of music in 20. Provided by such authors as E. Granados, M.de Falla, Joaquin Rodrigo. Among the later works of Albeniz distinguished orchestral piece "Catalonia" (Catalunia, 1899) and the cycle of piano pieces "Iberia" (Iberia, 1906-1909). AlbцLniz died in Cambio-les-Bains (Lower Pyrenees, France) 18 May 1909.