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Price: $1850.00

Autographed 3” x 5” album leaf with a musical quotation of “Valenciana” from his op. 37, 12 Danzas Españolas.  We offer with a 4” x 6” postcard featuring the Granados stamp issued by Spain on November 15, 1967 with an image, facsimile signature and an original first day of issue cancellation over the stamp.

Granados (1867-1916) wrote a rather large body of music in his short 49 years.  While he did write for the stage and orchestra, his fame primarily rests on his piano liturgy, especially his Spanish Dances and his piano cycle, Goyescas.  Granados, used his composition skills to improvise and weave Spanish idioms,  though entirely original, into his piano liturgy.  He began his 12 Danzas Españolas op. 37, in 1888 and completed and published them in 1890 in four volumes.  Valenciana, the seventh piece (quoted here) was published in the third volume.  The composer also recorded the work for the Duo-Arte Piano Reproducing Company in New York in 1916.  Granados was in New York at the time for the American Premiere of his opera “Goyescas” at the Metropolitan Opera. Massenet was suitably impressed with the Dances and described Granados after hearing them for the first time as a Spanish Grieg. After the Premiere, he boarded the British steamer Sussex, which was torpedoed by a German submarine in the English Channel and he died attempting to save his wife.  The irony was that he was petrified of large bodies of water. 

The Spanish composer’s letters are prized, moreover, his musical quotations are of particular rarity and are extremely desirable, especially as this quotation is of one of his Spanish Dances.

A perfect pair for display!

ENRIQUE GRANADOS - COMPOSER

MINT CONDITION