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GRANADOS, Enrique
b Lérida, Catalonia, 27 July 1867
d at sea, 24 March 1916, aged forty-eight

His father was a Cuban serving in the Spanish Army. He won a scholarship at the age of sixteen while living in Barcelona, supporting himself as a cafe pianist. Private patronage sent him to Paris, but ill-health prevented his entering the Conservatory. He studied privately for two years, then returned to Barcelona, where he settled and married. In 1901 he founded his own piano school. He and his wife attended the first performance of his opera Goyescas in New York, but on the return journey his ship, the Sussex, was torpedoed by a German submarine on the Folkestone-Dieppe crossing, and he was drowned while trying to save his wife.

1898 (31)

Maria del Carmen, opera

1911 (43)

Goyescas, for piano

1916 (48)

Goyescas, opera

Granados also composed:

Elisenda, suite

Navidad, suite

Suite Arabe

Suite Gallega

Marcha de los Vencidos

La Nit del Mort, symphonic poem

Serenata, for orchestra

Tres Danzas Espagnoles, for orchestra

Serenata, for two violins and piano

Trova, for cello and piano

Trio for piano, violin and cello

Oriental, for oboe and strings

Cant de las Estrelle, for chorus, organ and piano

Many songs and piano works

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