Isaac Albéniz

Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz y Pascual (Spanish pronunciation: [iˈsak alˈβeniθ]; 29 May 1860 – 18 May 1909) was a Spanish virtuoso pianist, composer, and conductor. He is one of the foremost composers of the Post-Romantic era who also had a significant influence on his contemporaries and younger composers. He is best known for his piano works based on Spanish folk music idioms.

Transcriptions of many of his pieces, such as Asturias (Leyenda), Granada, Sevilla, Cadiz, Córdoba, Cataluña, Mallorca, and Tango in D, are important pieces for classical guitar, though he never composed for the guitar. The personal papers of Albéniz are preserved, among other institutions, in the Biblioteca de Catalunya.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 29, 1860 (Camprodon), Died May 18, 1909 (Cambo-les-Bains)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-22499 10-in. 1/7/1919 Seguidilla Alfred Cortot Piano solo composer  
Victor B-22500 10-in. 1/7/1919 Malagueña Alfred Cortot Piano solo composer  
Victor B-22638 10-in. 3/20/1919 Tango Mischa Elman Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-27360 12-in. 12/28/1922 Triana Alfred Cortot Piano solo composer  
Victor BVE-32527 10-in. 4/20/1925 Tango Guiomar Novaës Piano solo composer  
Victor BVE-34080 10-in. 1/11/1926 Granada Adolfo Girón Piano solo composer  
Victor BVE-36568 10-in. 10/27/1926 Sous le palmier Alfred Cortot Piano solo composer  
Victor BVE-38220 10-in. 3/16/1927 Malagueña Fritz Kreisler Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-38221 10-in. 3/16/1927 Tango, op. 165, no. 2 Fritz Kreisler Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor CVE-43656 12-in. 4/20/1928 Cadiz Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BAVE-44692 10-in. Fall 1929 Córdoba Orquesta Argentina Víctor de Salón Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-45867 10-in. 7/10/1928 Granada Rondalla Usandizaga Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor CVE-46480 12-in. 9/27/1928 Fête-dieu à Seville Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-46481 12-in. 9/27/1928 Fête-dieu à Seville Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-51630 10-in. 4/15/1929 Castilla Rondalla Usandizaga Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BSHQ-72535 10-in. 5/3/1932 Quisiera olvidar tus ojos Beniamino Gigli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BS-75154 10-in. 3/3/1933 Malagueñas George Copeland Piano solo composer  
Victor CS-77529 12-in. 8/22/1933 Sevilla no. 3 Jose Iturbi Piano solo composer  
Victor BS-99575 10-in. 2/11/1936 Córdoba Vicente Escudero ; Carmita García ; Jeronimo Villarino Flamenco dancing, with guitar composer  
Victor BS-99577 10-in. 2/11/1936 Seguidillas Vicente Escudero ; Carmita García ; Pablo Miguel Flamenco dancing, with piano and castanets composer  
Victor CS-101347 12-in. 4/16/1936 Canto i dansa IV George Copeland Piano solo composer  
Victor CS-101630 12-in. 5/26/1936 Tango espagnole George Copeland Piano solo composer  
Victor BS-011790 10-in. 8/27/1937 Córdoba Jose Iturbi Piano solo composer  
Victor BS-011791 10-in. 8/27/1937 Córdoba Jose Iturbi Piano solo composer  
Victor BS-019510 10-in. 1/26/1938 Tango Emma Boynet Piano solo composer  
Victor CS-040662 12-in. 8/22/1939 Malaguena Ennio Bolognini Cello solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-067731 10-in. 9/2/1941 Moonlight masquerade Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-067965 10-in. 10/3/1941 Moonlight masquerade Una Mae Carlisle Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet composer  
Victor BS-068038 10-in. 10/27/1941 Moonlight masquerade Jan Savitt ; Top Hatters Jazz/dance band, with vocal composer  
Columbia 140044 10-in. 9/11/1924 Seville Mathilde Coffer Piano solo composer  
Columbia W141036 10-in. 9/23/1925 Seville Mathilde Coffer Piano solo composer  
Columbia W144914 10-in. 10/26/1927 Tango José Echániz Piano solo composer  
Columbia W147860 10-in. 1/17/1929 Spanish dance Musical Art Quartet String quartet composer  
Columbia W147932 10-in. 2/6/1929 Tango Jelly d' Arányi Violin solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 76004 12-in. approximately 1918 Catalonia : Suite populaire New Queen's Hall Orchestra ; Henry J. Wood Orchestra composer  
Columbia CO19508 10-in. approximately 1936 Leyenda Joaquin Roca Guitar solo composer  
Columbia CO19509 10-in. approximately 1936 Leyenda Joaquin Roca Guitar solo composer  
Columbia W95392 10-in. 12/1/1926 Granada Rondalla Usandizaga Instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick E19308-E19310 12-in. 5/18/1926 Spanish dance New York String Quartet String quartet composer  
Brunswick XE20081-XE20082 12-in. 9/10/1926 Triana Leopold Godowsky Piano solo composer  
Brunswick E20348-E20349 10-in. 10/6/1926 Spanish dance New York String Quartet String quartet composer  
Brunswick E20522-E20523 10-in. 10/26/1926 Spanish dance New York String Quartet String quartet composer  
Brunswick E20860-E20862 10-in. 12/2/1926 Malagueña New York String Quartet String quartet composer  
Brunswick E21031-E21033 10-in. 12/23/1926 Spanish dance New York String Quartet String quartet composer  
Brunswick 2392bh 10-in. 1930 Sevilla, pt. 1 Lilly Dymont Piano solo composer  
Brunswick 2393bh 10-in. 1930 Sevilla, pt. 2 Lilly Dymont Piano solo composer  
Edison 18135 10-in. 12/27/1927 Tango Arcadie Birkenholtz ; Herman Neuman Violin solo, with piano composer  
Edison 18489 10-in. 5/11/1928 Granada Rondalla Usandizaga String ensemble composer  
Edison 18506 10-in. 5/16/1928 Asturias Rondalla Usandizaga String ensemble composer  
Edison N-249 12-in. 5/11/1928 Granada Rondalla Usandizaga String ensemble composer  
Edison N-259 12-in. 5/16/1928 Asturias Rondalla Usandizaga String ensemble composer  
Gramophone BJ1144 10-in. 1/5/1928 Suite española : Cádiz Argentinita Castanets and orchestra composer  
Gramophone BJ1149 10-in. 1/7/1928 Suite española : Sevilla Argentinita Castanets and orchestra composer  
Gramophone CJ1326 12-in. 3/23/1928 Rapsodia española Banda Municipal de Barcelona ; Joan Lamote de Grignon Band composer  
Gramophone CJ1327 12-in. 3/23/1928 Rapsodia española Banda Municipal de Barcelona ; Joan Lamote de Grignon Band composer  
Gramophone CJ1336 12-in. 3/24/1928 Rapsodia española Banda Municipal de Barcelona ; Joan Lamote de Grignon Band composer  
Gramophone BJ1408 10-in. 9/17/1928 Córdoba Argentinita Castanets solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone CR2026 12-in. 5/21/1928 Triana Eugene Goossens ; New Symphony Orchestra of London Orchestra composer  
Gramophone Bb13829 10-in. 6/18/1928 Tango (Isaac Albéniz, Op. 165, No. 2; arr. Godowski) Wilhelm Backhaus Piano solo composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL2213 10-in. 4/25/1930 Tango Miguel Candela ; Maurice Faure Violin solo, with piano composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL2330 10-in. 6/6/1930 Orientale Ricardo Viñes Piano solo composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL2331 10-in. 6/6/1930 Seguidillas Ricardo Viñes Piano solo composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Albéniz, Isaac," accessed November 30, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102728.

Albéniz, Isaac. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102728.

"Albéniz, Isaac." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 30 November 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102728

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