“La Vega” depicts the view over the plain of Granada, as seen from the Arabian palace, the Alhambra. The attractive landscape inspired Albéniz to compose this delicate, impressionistic work with an almost meditative character. Claude Debussy was so impressed that he would have liked to have visited the place immediately. “La Vega” has survived in two very different versions, both of which we have reproduced in their complete form in our Urtext edition. Thus, the player is afforded a unique insight into Albéniz’ compositional methods.
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Isaac Albéniz (1860–1909) regularly concertized throughout Europe and the Americas during the 1880s. Following a triumphant concert in Paris at the invitation of the Erard piano company in 1889 (the audience included Debussy, Dukas, Fauré, and Ravel), Albéniz embarked on a concert tour of Great Britain. Successful engagements throughout the country brought him renown, and … more
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