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 (Results 51-62 of 62 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-62 of 62 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Albéniz, Isaac," accessed December 3, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102728.

Albéniz, Isaac. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102728.

"Albéniz, Isaac." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 3 December 2022.

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

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